Students walk across America for 12th year

WASHINGTON, DC – Over 45 students from colleges across America are walking 3,000 miles this summer to promote the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from its very beginning in the womb until natural death. They are with a group called Crossroads, which has sponsored pro-life walks across America every summer since 1995. “We’ve…

It takes a pretty good cause to trek across US

By MARYLEE SHRIDER, Contributing Columnist Talk about walking the walk. Sarah Gallaher has made a summer of it, forgoing job and vacation to walk across America, from Seattle to Washington, D.C. Her mission? To hike the nation’s highways and byways as a “witness for the sanctity and dignity of all human life from conception to…

Crossroads walkers use prayers, feet for life

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor WARRENSBURG – Two months into their pro-life walk across America, a dozen university students who arrived in Warrensburg July 10 were not only still talking to each other, but were still having fun – lots of it. “We’ve gone through a lot,” said Dennis Stoll, who recently graduated…

Walk against abortion makes stop in St. Louis

A group of 13 young anti-abortion activists, including three from the St. Louis area, are to talk at churches and join a protest march this weekend in their walk across America for the cause. They are part of Crossroads Pro-Life of Columbia, Md., which has organized annual marches since 1994. Three groups, including the one…

Benedictine student ‘walks her talk’

By KATHRYNNE SKONICKI ROMEOVILLE—Jamie Racki, a junior at Benedictine University in Lisle celebrated her 21st birthday July 5. She could have chosen the route that some college students follow—partying into the wee hours of the next morning. Instead, the parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Parish in Darien continued her 11-week journey of professing her…

3,000-Mile Pro-Life Walk Passes Mid-America

By Jennifer Riley Christian Post Reporter Groups of pro-life college students from across the country have passed through Chicago, Kansas and Louisiana during their 3,000 mile walk across America from Seattle to Washington, D.C. On its 12th consecutive summer of cross-country walks to promote the “sanctity of all human life, from its very beginning in…

Pro-Life Walkers Reach Halfway Point

by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor Washington, DC – Three groups of pro-life college students have reached the halfway point in their journey across the nation to raise awareness of the brutality of abortion against women and children. This is the twelfth year students affiliated with the pro-life group Crossroads have made the journey and the…

Crossroads Walkers Pass Halfway Mark

CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY, LAFAYETTE – All three Crossroads walks have made it past the halfway mark on their way across America. “The walkers are extremely excited about this awesome event.” Said Martha Nolan, National Director of Crossroads. “Each summer as the volunteers on Crossroads walk across America, this marks a personal as well as group…

Pro-Life Walkers Stop in New Ulm

By Serra Muscatello, Journal Staff Writer NEW ULM — With Bon Jovi’s song “Livin’ on a Prayer” playing over the RV camper’s speakers and several voices singing along with it … “Oh, we’re halfway there …” 12 young adults took a break in New Ulm from their Pro-Life Walk Across America tour. The song is…

‘Crossroads’ pro-life youth walk across country

BY WENDY PITLICK, Black Hills Pioneer LEAD – At 3:30 in the morning a lone figure can be seen limping along the side of Interstate 90. His head is bent in prayer and his body is hunched over from fatigue and hunger. No, he doesn’t want a ride, but he wouldn’t mind a wave and…