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Across U.S., people prayed, marched, rallied to mark Roe anniversary

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- From Alaska to Hawaii and dozens of locations in between, pro-life advocates participated in marches, rallies and prayer services marking the Jan. 22 anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion virtually on demand.

'We shall overcome' in fight against abortion, says Cardinal O'Malley

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Evoking a phrase long associated with the civil rights movement, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston told an overflow crowd in Washington that "we shall overcome" in the fight against abortion.

Poverty stems from unjust economic system, not big families, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Families who have lots of children do not cause poverty, Pope Francis said.