The March for Life in D.C. on Friday renewed the annual impassioned call to end legalized abortion, 40 years after Roe vs. Wade deciision. Now, a few Roman Catholic leaders and theologians are asking why so many of those who call themselves “pro-life” have been silent, or even opposed on controlling the guns used to kill and injure people. Among those who signed a letter to the Vatican saying that if marchers and politicians want to defend life they should support “common-sense” reforms to address gun violence in our country. Among the signers was Tobias Winright, an associate prof of theological ethics at SLU and a former law enforcement officer, who told the N.Y. Times: . . .”Pope John Paul II promoted the notion of “culture of life” that encompassed opposition to abortion as well as euthanasia and the death penalty. Winright said he was encouraged when the Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi recently praised American religious leaders and the Obama administration for proposals to limit guns.