If this year’s OneLife LA event, themed “Forward in Hope!,” was going for hope, the day delivered.
For several hours on Saturday, Jan. 22 in downtown Los Angeles, the word seemed to hang in the air. It was on the signs, the banners, and the words spoken by the lineup of speakers — some of whom acknowledged the real possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision later this year.
“This year I am really hopeful,” the event’s founder, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez, told the crowds. “I believe this year is going to mark a turning point in our long journey to build a culture of life.”