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CNS Encourages Participation in Bishops’ Pro-Life Video Contest

The Cardinal Newman Society is encouraging Catholic high schools to promote the U.S. bishops’ youth video contest commemorating the tragic 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.

“Public witness to our faith is one of the trademarks which identify us and our institutions as being Catholic,” said Bob Laird, programs director at The Cardinal Newman Society, citing the Letter of Saint James: “What good is it to profess faith without practicing it?” (James 2:14). Laird manages the Catholic High School Honor Roll and has encouraged participants to get their students involved in the bishops’ pro-life video contest.

The contest was mentioned in the announcement by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that Catholics would share in nine days of prayer, penance and pilgrimage between January 19 and 27. Students’ 30- to 60-second videos should illustrate what it means to students to participate in this year’s anniversary events and why their participation has “special meaning for them during this Year of Faith.”

A youth video contest is open to middle and high school students, who are invited to submit a 30-60-second video that should be recorded while participating in activities surrounding the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Details of the contest are available at www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/video-contest-for-high-school-age-pilgrims.cfm. Also, young adults are encouraged to use their Facebook profile pictures to support the sanctity of life. Details are available at www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/upload/Pro-Life-Profiles-Flyer.pdf.

The Catholic High School Honor Roll was created by The Acton Institute in 2004 and assumed by The Cardinal Newman Society in 2012. The program promotes and recognizes strong academics and Catholic identity in high schools.

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