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Thomas Aquinas College Student Bears Witness to Culture of Life

Thomas Aquinas College student Heather Waldorf is currently participating in a twelve week cross-country walk to “promote the pro-life cause” and “bear witness to the culture of life,” according to the College.

The trek is one of three pilgrimages sponsored by Crossroads,an organization that—as previously reported by The Cardinal Newman Society in an exclusive feature story—is “committed to establishing a ‘Culture of Life.’” Every summer, groups of college students start in Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles and walk across the country.

On May 24, Waldorf and her group of eight departed from Seattle. Over the course of several months, the group walks five days a week and offers prayers and sacrifices on behalf of the pro-life cause. On weekends they speak at churches and youth groups to raise funds and spread the pro-life message. The group’s journey ends in Washington D.C. on August 16 where they meet with the other two groups for a pro-life rally.

“I’m walking this summer in the hope that I can imitate the mother of God,” Waldorf reportedly said:

She traveled to meet Elizabeth to share the good news that God had done great things for her. She did this when Christ was in her. I want to go out like her, with Christ within my heart, to tell my brothers and sisters that God has given me life, and blessings, and hope. But most importantly He was able to love me in these ways because I received life from Him first. My generation has suffered because some of us have been taken from life within the wombs of our mothers. My hope is that by my witness to the good news of life, America might have life, and have life more abundantly.

Thomas Aquinas College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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