A junior at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., united with other college students this summer for the twentieth Annual Crossroads Pro-life Walk, the University recently reported on its website.
“The most inspiring part of walking with Crossroads is interacting with people who have been or decide to become involved in the pro-life movement,” Lauren Mach said on the University website. “A bunch of college kids walking across the country gets a lot of attention because it is unusual, but the real change is happening where pro-life people are reaching out to help others in their communities.”
According to Mach, throughout the cross-country journey, the group has often been stopped by people intrigued by their mission. “When they hear we are walking coast-to-coast, it surprises them and really makes them think,” she continued.
In May, The Cardinal Newman Society reported in an exclusive feature story on the Crossroads cross-country trek dedicated to witnessing the pro-life movement. Groups set out from three separate west-coast locations in May and their walking journeys end in August in Washington, D.C.
“Most people are under the impression that young people are not interested in their faith – when they see these amazing young people taking an active role in the Church and society for life, they are inspired,” James Nolan, president of Crossroads told the Newman Society in the exclusive. “We even have people in the Churches that we meet that say, because of our witness, their views on abortion have changed.”
St. Gregory’s University is recommend by The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
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