The Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter is observed on February 22nd every year. In part, the feast celebrates the physical chair of Saint Peter, which is preserved as a relic behind the altar at Saint Peter’s Basilica. More importantly though, the feast celebrates the spiritual authority that the chair represents.
Tens of thousands of feet marching up Constitution Avenue. Tens of thousands of heartbeats inside bundled up bodies. Tens of thousands of voices crying out that life is precious. Every time I attend the March for Life, I'm overwhelmed by the sheer number of people--regardless of age, race, political affiliation, or creed--who show up to proclaim the pro-life message. Here are just a few of the powerful witnesses at this year's March:
"My life is worth more than a Golden Globe"
“Perhaps, I love you more!”
While talking to my pastor a few weeks ago, I mentioned that I hadn’t met a religious sister until after college. He was surprised to learn this at first, but then, he realized it made a lot of sense—religious sisters just aren’t as present in parishes as they used to be, at least in our area of the country.