Crossroads Makes Stop in Newark

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Advocate Reporter

NEWARK — They don’t just talk the talk. They also walk the walk.

About a dozen pro-life college students from around the country stopped Sunday morning in Newark on their way from San Francisco to the nation’s capital.

The group is part of a national pro-life organization of student volunteers called Crossroads.

The Crossroads Walk Across America began in 1995 as a way to underscore the commitment of pro-life Catholic students to saving the lives of unborn children.

The students were greeted warmly at St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church on Granville Street, where they passed out pro-life stickers and collected money for their cause.

The group began its trek May 19. It is one of three walks that originated on the West Coast.

The group, along with two others that began in Seattle and Los Angeles, will cover more than 10,000 miles and pass through 31 states before concluding together at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Aug. 12.

“America is a nation which should value every human life, no matter how weak or vulnerable.

“That millions of unborn persons are denied the right to life and liberty is a terrible contradiction that continues to plague our culture,” said Marsha Nolan, National Director of Crossroads on the Crossroads Web site.

The groups walk around the clock five days a week in shifts, averaging about 70 miles per day.

On weekends, they fan out across Catholic parishes in the nearest large city to spread their pro-life message.

Liza Martin can be reached at (740) 328-8544 or

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