Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nellie Gray - UPDATED

Nellie Gray, the founder of the annual March for Life in Washington, DC passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012.

Nellie was a native Texan and convert to Catholicism. In World War II she served as a corporal in the Women's Army Corps and altered earned degrees in business and a master's in economics. After attending Georgetown Law School she became a practicing lawyer. Upon retiring she devoted herself full-time to the defense of the unborn: no exceptions, no compromise.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Tributes from around the web:

NRO Symposium No Shades of Gray

USCCB United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

National Catholic Register
Gray opposed incrementalism in the fight to stop abortion.
Many people were critical of this approach, but Lila Rose found it inspiring.
“I loved that about her,” Rose told the Register. “I respected her tremendously. When I’d hear her speak at the Rose Dinner, I’d hear her say ‘No Exceptions! No Exceptions!’ We need to be reminded of that. It deepened my respect for her every time I’d hear her say that.”

Congressman Chris Smith

CBN Christian Broadcast Network

Michael J. New at NRO Corner

Lifesitenews

Gary Bauer

Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life

Patrick Reilly, President of the Cardinal Newman Society

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