Photo credit: Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Office of Life, Justice and Peace.
SVdPLA joined more than 15,000 Southern Californians, a diverse roster of local and international speakers and celebrities, and Archbishop Jose H. Gomez at OneLife LA, on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. OneLife LA, the only large-scale event that celebrates the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death, drew thousands throughout Southern California.
"OneLife LA means sharing the love of God with others – especially those who are poor and forgotten, and those who are alone and excluded," said Archbishop Gomez. "With God's love – there are no boundaries, no borders, no barriers. Let's keep building our friendships and together let us build a Los Angeles that welcomes life and serves life and celebrates life."
Inspired by the example of Pope Francis, OneLife LA seeks to promote a culture of life, where every human life is valued, especially the marginalized. Events marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion. The second annual event, themed "Who do you live for?" kicked-off at La Placita Olvera with a welcoming from Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, remarks from Bishop Charles Blake of the West Angeles Church and an address from Bishop Gerald Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino.