Archbishop George J. Lucas joins other pro-lifers at last year’s Nebraska Walk for Life in Lincoln. SUSAN SZALEWSKI


Save the date: Walk for Life in Lincoln

This year’s Nebraska Walk for Life will be Jan. 27 in Lincoln.

The walk recalls the Jan. 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that established a right to abortion across the United States. That decision has since been overturned, but the Nebraska Walk for Life and other pro-life events across the country continue, to remember the millions of lives lost because of abortion. 

Archbishop George J. Lucas will celebrate a 9 a.m. Mass before the walk at St. Mary Church, 1420 K St. in Lincoln.

Msgr. Thomas Fucinaro, pastor of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln, will deliver the homily at the Mass, hosted by the Nebraska Catholic Conference.

Worshipers can then head across the street to the Nebraska State Capitol, where the Walk for Life, organized by Nebraska Right to Life, begins at 10 a.m. on the north steps.

The walk will conclude at the Nebraska Union at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1400 R St. There participants will find pro-life vendors, refreshments and fellowship. Melissa Ohden, founder of the Abortion Survivors Network, will be keynote speaker.

Ohden, of Kansas City, Missouri, will also speak the night before, Jan. 26, at a 6 p.m. Walk for Life Gala at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln. Individual tickets for the benefit dinner cost $60. Tickets for tables of eight are $480.

Nebraska Right to Life is offering a 10% discount on the tickets this week, through Jan. 6, with the promotion code 10OFF. The organization also has VIP tickets for individuals and tables.

All tickets can be purchased at

Ticket sales end Jan. 17.

For more information on the gala or the Walk for Life, call 402-438-4802 or visit


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