NFL coach Tony Dungy and actor Jonathan Roumie will headline the 2023 March for Life in Washington DC.
Tony Dungy won the Super Bowl as a player in 1979 with the Pittsburg Steelers and as a coach with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. In 2016 he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Dungy is the father of 11 children, eight of them adopted and three biological. He and his wife have also fostered dozens of children.
Dungy has been very active in different ministries, especially mentoring incarcerated men to turn their life around.
He has urged famous athletes to use their fame to lead by example.
Use your pulpit on NFL Sundays and your public ministry the rest of your days to spread a sense of manhood, fatherhood, brotherhood. If anything, be bolder in who you are.Pittsburg Post Gazette
Also headlining the annual event will be The Chosen star Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus of Nazareth. The actor will be the keynote speaker for the Rose Dinner, an annual gala that takes place the evening after the march.
The schedule of events will be the following:
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
March for Life Expo: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
March for Life Expo: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Capitol Hill 101: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday, January 20, 2023
March for Life Expo: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Rally Concert: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
March for Life Rally: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
March for Life: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rose Dinner Gala: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This year’s march will also divert from the usual march up to the Supreme Court in order to go past the House of Representative buildings and end up at the Senate building. The new route signals a change in pro-life policy focus from the Supreme Court to the legislative branch.
No Catholic Youth Mass
Last year the Archdiocese of Washington, under the leadership of Cardinal Wilton Gregory, a member of the liberal wing of the Catholic hierarchy, cancelled the annual Youth Rally for Life and the Mass for Life.