Monday, January 24, 2011

More Walk for Life West News: Young People Speak

Young People at the Walk.
Photo: Ray Dinkha, Walk for Life West Coast Media Team

We have a story in this morning's California Catholic Daily that includes young people sharing their experiences of the walk:

“Saving babies on the streets of San Francisco”
Record-breaking turnout at Walk for Life West Coast
By Gibbons J. Cooney
Special to California Catholic Daily

Under flawless skies and amid warm temperatures, the Seventh Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 22, exceeded even the organizers’ expectations. KTVU television reported that at least 50,000 pro-lifers attended the event, and the San Francisco Police Department confirmed that the 2011 Walk was the largest ever.

Although Catholic in origin, the Walk attracts members of many religious denominations, as well as pro-life non-believers

The most striking aspect of the Walk continues to be the incredible number of young people and families from all over the West in attendance. Catholic churches and high schools, including Notre Dame des Victoires, Archbishop Riordan High School, Saints Peter and Paul Church, and the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption opened their doors so that visitors would have places to stay.

Cody Stowe, a junior at the University of New Mexico, came with a group of 11 teens and young adults led by Brenda Sais from San Clemente parish in Los Lunes, New Mexico. This was Stowe’s first Walk. “What drew me the walk is the opportunity to be a voice for the unborn, and to spend time in community, praying for those who are killed, but also for the mothers, fathers, and families of the babies,” he said....

Read the whole thing.

Be sure to visit the Walk for Life West Coast Media Blog for much more about Saturday's fantastic event.

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