January 17, 2024


The Catholic University of America will serve as platinum sponsor of, the 2024 March for Life, which takes place on Friday in D.C. 

Cardinals for Life, a pro-life student organization at Catholic University, will lead a series of events during March for Life week. The events include Students for Life of America apologetics training, sidewalk prayer sessions, service collaborations, and special events such as the Pep Rally for Life featuring abortion survivor, Claire Culwell. 

“The March for Life is a beautiful celebration that reminds us that life is a gift and deserves protection,” said Larissa York, president of Cardinals for Life. “Cardinals for Life champions the pro-life mission all year round through serving at pregnancy centers, providing baby showers and babysitting to CUA community members, and leading sidewalk prayer. By participating in the March for Life, we show our abiding love and steadfast support for parents and their children, promoting a culture of life on a global scale.”

The University has an unwavering commitment to the sanctity of life and the teachings of the Catholic faith regarding the dignity of every individual. It is a poignant opportunity for the University community to unite in advocacy for pro-life issues and support The Guadalupe Project, which embodies the University's dedication to aiding mothers and babies.  

“At the March for Life, we reaffirm our total commitment to the inherent value of every life,” said Peter Kilpatrick, president of Catholic University. “Together, we march, not only in solidarity with the unborn but in steadfast support of a future where each and every person is embraced, cherished, and given the opportunity to thrive.”

The University encourages students, faculty, staff, and supporters to join in solidarity for this momentous event.  Classes will be canceled from 11 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. to encourage participation.

Here’s a guide to events:

Thursday, Jan. 18: 

National Prayer for Life Vigil

Opening Mass at 5 p.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Pep Rally for Life 

Presented by Cardinals for Life, featuring guest speaker, Claire Culwell, in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center (Great Rooms) at 8:10 p.m. 

Friday, Jan. 19:

Gathering at Heritage Hall (The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20064): The University community will convene at 11:00 a.m. on campus in Heritage Hall, which will serve as a welcoming center for marchers with comprehensive support, including hats and hot chocolate/coffee. For more information, visit service.catholic.edu.