Archbishop Naumann said the Vigil Mass on the eve of the March for Life at the National Shrine in Washington D.C. in January 2019. During his sermon, Naumann strongly denounced abortion and the “deception” used to legally enshrined it into law in 1973. “Protecting the life of unborn children is the preeminent human rights issue of our time,” he said. Abortion “attacks the sanctuary of life – the family.”