Students from the far reaches of the United States came together yesterday, January 22, to bravely witness to human dignity at the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. The Cardinal Newman Society was at the March and also followed via social media the enthusiasm expressed by the many students in attendance.
Whether you were at the March for Life or not, you can relive yesterday's events through the eyes of Catholic college students by viewing our social media photo journal below (skip to photo journal now). Be sure to scroll down and read through all of the pages chronicling the March for Life activities—from start to finish—of the Catholic colleges and universities recommended in our Newman Guide for faithful Catholic identity.
Some of the highlights of the day included Benedictine College's drum corps performance; videos featuring the presidents of Aquinas College (Tenn.) and Franciscan University of Steubenville explaining why the March is important; Aquinas' creative pro-life bus display; and the persistence shown by Ave Maria University when the poles holding their banner snapped in the wind. All of these moments are captured in the photo journal below.
And as an update to our previous post, 16 students from University of Mary were also in attendance. We caught up with them at the March and learned that they braved the long plane trip from Bismarck, N.D. (the furthest of any Newman Guide college) to join fellow marchers in Washington. The group was led by the campus minister and a religious sister from the University.
Also, Wyoming Catholic College announced that one-third of the College's student body, along with the president and chaplains, will be participating in San Francisco's "Walk for Life" on Saturday, January 25th.
Wyoming Catholic College president Kevin Roberts said, "Wyoming Catholic College forms its students to be joyful Catholics who seek out opportunities for evangelization in the public square. In our lives, there is no greater injustice than the violation of the right to life. Our college and our students, therefore, have joined this epic defense of the unborn, and I believe that our well-formed, joyful student-leaders offer an optimistic, magnetic zeal that the pro-life movement will welcome."
Approximately 100 students, staff and alumni from Ave Maria University in Florida marched with University President Jim Towey as well, according to a press release. Ave posted links to Towey's blog and the University Twitter page with updates about the group's experience at the March.
Furthermore, students from The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H., attended the March despite the fact that bus companies cancelled reservations. Students drove to D.C. in advance of the inclement weather, the College said. Thomas More College was also present at the pro-life march and rally in Concord on Saturday, January 18.
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