Notable Speakers to Address March 23 Rallies

Posted by John Jansen (March 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm)

microphoneIn addition to the 15 Catholic bishops scheduled to speak at Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom locations, countless other influential speakers from all walks of life will also be addressing rallies throughout the country this Friday, March 23.

The speakers at the more than 130 Rally sites represent a wide array of backgrounds and professions, including members of Congress, physicians, college presidents, pastors, radio hosts, law professors, heads of organizations, publishers, religious sisters, pregnancy resource directors, and rabbis.

The New York City Rally will feature several big names, including Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and pastoral associate of Priests for Life; Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Msgr. Philip Reilly, and Mother Mary Agnes Donovan, Superior General of the Sisters of Life.

Father Paul Schenck, Rev. Rob Schenck, the Family Research Council’s Cathy Ruse and her husband Austin Ruse, of C-FAM, will address the Rally outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

In addition to the Bishop David Choby, the Nashville Rally will feature Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) and Dr. Richard Land, President of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Liberty Commission.

The Chicago Rally will feature Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL); Mary FioRito, Executive Assistant to the Archbishop, Archdiocese of Chicago; and Joe Morris, Past President of B’nai B’rith in the Midwest.

Moving over to the West Coast, the San Francisco Rally will feature Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights without Frontiers, Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ of Ignatius Press, and Kevin McGary, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California.

These are just a few of the hundreds of speakers who will be addressing enthusiastic crowds at Rally sites across the country this Friday, March 23. You won’t want to miss it!

Find the Rally location nearest you here.

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19 Responses to “Notable Speakers to Address March 23 Rallies”

  1. Deacon John Edgerton says:

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

    I hope this will be the first of many rallies. It would be great if one of these rallies took place in every Catholic Parish in the Nation with a Holy Hour of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament as well as in every Cathedral with the Diocesan Bishop. Suggested Date, June 15th, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. With God, we are a majority of One. God Bless! Deacon John Edgerton, Tarpon Springs, FL.

    March 20th, 2012 at 2:59 pm
  2. Theresa says:

    If all else fails, I hope we protest by closing down, at least temporarily, to show the tremendous impact that our facilities have on our nation. Otherwise, when will it stop?

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:09 pm
  3. Patrick Crowley says:

    I have clicked the link to find a rally location near
    me and it brings up nothing regarding the locations.
    I am in the St. Louis, Missouri, Region so if there is
    one here please forward its’ loction to me. Thanks,
    Vivat Jesus!

    March 20th, 2012 at 4:41 pm
  4. Elizabeth says:

    Patrick, the St Louis rally is at the office of Senator Claire McCaskill, 5850 Delmar Boulevard. Hope to see you there!

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:52 pm
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  6. Nancy Murray says:

    Inexpensive Attention-getting Idea for the rally, carry red, white and blue helium filled balloons to symbolize our nations’ flag’s colors.

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:11 pm
  7. nel says:

    Go Christian soldiers! It’s about time!

    March 20th, 2012 at 9:11 pm
  8. Anne says:

    Thank Heaven’s this actually sounds like a true interfaith gathering! It’s hard to tell who organized it, but that’s okay because then it’s about religious freedom, and not any particular religious beliefs, as deeply held and important as they are to each of us. The true spiritual ideas of loving neighbor, encouragement in troubles,and truly relying on God’s direction for America, and her people are big enough goals for any of us as we gather.I pray too that no politicians will be allowed to speak at the gatherings especially if they are coming up for election this year or early next year, so that participants will be able to trust that this is about religious freedom and not who’s going to win an election. Please don’t allow any politicians to grab hold of something so noble and good for America, for the purpose of winning an election or for looking good to the people. The most honorable thing any politician could do is to support the rally but not to speak or pass out campaign literature. If any presidential nominee is allowed to speak, then we are in trouble from the get go. We’ve already seen one Gingrich ad in connection with this rally. A gathering like this could change the course of the election of which republican wins… and that’s not it’s purpose I’m sure.
    The freedom of all religious faiths are in danger, in churches or temples with Hispanics, with black persons, with very mixed racial backgrounds, as well as Jewish and other religions….so uniting as one voice and heart on this issue can be very powerful and certainly pleasing to our Father.

    March 20th, 2012 at 11:18 pm
  9. Lori says:

    Call your friends and family and tell them to come. Take your kids out of school and let them come along with you. If you are Catholic call your bishop and ask him to speak for the flock. Encourage your priest or minister or pastor to show up.

    March 21st, 2012 at 9:40 am
  10. Judith White says:

    I wanted to inform you that we here in Seattle will be live streaming our event. The event may be viewed at starting at noon, March 23, 2012


    Judith White,

    March 21st, 2012 at 2:05 pm
  11. florence kelly says:

    I make a correction to my previous email – It was scheduled to be in front of JFK Federal Bldg., and then it was cancelled – but now I read above that it WILL be held in the Boston Common. I am glad I saw the correction so I would not disappoint anyone as I was disappointed before.

    March 21st, 2012 at 2:51 pm
  12. Bob Enyart says:

    Please feel free to add American Right To Life to your blog roll, and Colorado RTL, both of which are working together for a Rally tomorrow on the west steps of the Capitol in Denver Colorado.

    Feel free to confirm (both with a single call) by calling 1-888-888-ARTL

    Thanks for your work!
    -Bob Enyart

    March 21st, 2012 at 3:59 pm
  13. Bob Nicklas says:

    Strength and faith, brothers and sisters! If we are single minded in our purpose, true to the principles of our founding documents (religious and secular), and determined, in charity, never to compromise, we will not fail in this struggle for justice.Strength and faith!

    March 21st, 2012 at 5:22 pm
  14. DRAGA says:

    why do u not have the cities listed

    March 22nd, 2012 at 2:37 am
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  18. christina jeffrey says:

    Dr. William Thierfelder, President of belmont Abbey College will speak at the Charlotte Rally.

    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:21 pm
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    March 23rd, 2012 at 8:56 am