Walking across America to promote life

By David Eck DAYTON DEANERY/NORTH — The two people walking briskly on U.S. Route 40 through the central part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati last week were easily spotted, and their stance was quite clear. The walkers, wearing bright white t-shirts with the words “Pro Life” plastered in big black letters across the front, are…

Yount People are Walking to Pro-Life Rally

By Joyce Godwin Herald Democrat “Summertime, and the livin‘ is easy …” So starts the classic George Gershwin song written for the 1935 musical “Porgy and Bess.” What youngster doesn’t buy into that sentiment as soon as the school doors open for the summer? Well, there are, after all, a number of teens who take…

Canada’s Crossroads Walkers Enter Toronto

By Elizabeth O’Brien TORONTO, ON – With thousands of kilometers behind them and just over two weeks away from their final goal at Parliament Hill, the Crossroads pro-life walkers will be entering Toronto this weekend. Since they started walking in Vancouver, BC this May, six to eight devoted young men and women have been taking…

Pro-Life Walkers Pass Through Sudbury

Sudbury, ON – Eight youth aged 18 to 30 came to Sudbury on Friday, July 20th as part of the annual Crossroads Cross-Country Walk for Life. This stop was one of 59 cities starting on May 22nd in Vancouver, B.C. and ending in Ottawa on August 11th. While passing through Sudbury, the group was hosted…

Walkers Brave Weather, Insults Witnessing for Life

By Kevin Kelly Catholic Key Associate Editor KANSAS CITY – They don’t mind the occasional obscene gestures or curse words tossed at them as they slowly make their way across the United States. Jason Spoolstra didn’t even mind it when a motorist chose the precise moment he was passing him to slow down and spray…

BC Group Does First Crossroads Walk Across Canada

Brian Kelly, Cyril Doll walks so unborn children can live. The Western Standard writer and five other young adults are participating in the first Crossroads pro-life walk in Canada. A similar walk has run in the United States for more than a decade. The Canadian walk started in Vancouver on May 19 with an expected…

Groups Pass Halfway point on Walks Across America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three groups of young Americans have completed just over half of their walks across America. They are volunteers of an organization called Crossroads, and they are walking to promote a culture of life. “I have been blessed with so much, and I cannot sit by and do nothing when so many innocent…

Pro-Life Walk Across Canada Reaches Halfway Mark

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – For the first time in history, a group of Canadian youth are walking from coast to coast to promote the dignity of human life. “I chose to walk with Crossroads this summer because I feel it is my responsibility to defend the sanctity and dignity of human life,” said Etienne O’Toole, a…

Crossroads Walkers Through the Canadian Prairies

By John Jalsevac THUNDER BAY, Ontario, July 6, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After several weeks spent walking through the visual monotony of the prairies, the Crossroads Canada walkers are thankful to have crossed into Ontario, and the so-called Canadian Shield, a section of Canada that is known for its great beauty, and thousands of fresh-water lakes….

Cross-country Walkers Stop Through Shreveport

By Diane Haag With five states down and six to go, some young adults are stopping in Shreveport during their cross-country walk. The group is the southern piece of Crossroads, a Catholic organization that sends teams from the West Coast to Washington, D.C., to show their support of the anti-abortion movement. “At World Youth Day…