Some 3,000 people packed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Saturday evening to pray for children lost to abortion at the annual Requiem Mass for the Unborn, the first since the overturning of Roe v. Wade last summer.
“As we know, our work for mothers and children and families has not ended. It is only changed,” said Archbishop Gomez, referencing the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision in his homily. “We still need to work every day to build a city and nation where it is easier for people to be born and to raise families, where the strong help the weak, and the vulnerable are protected.”
The liturgy marked the final chapter of the daylong OneLifeLA event Jan. 21, which included a Walk for Life through the streets of the Chinatown area of Los Angeles and a pro-life festival with music, prayer, and speeches at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The outdoor event drew an estimated 7,500 pro-life advocates from around the state, many of whom traveled in groups by bus.