Walk Chaplain Fr. Fessio Stands for Life with Filipino Bishops

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in 2015 Walk for Life, Blog, Holy Father, International News

On January 29, 2015 noted Vatican watcher Sandro Magister published a column detailing the response of Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, founder of Ignatius Press, co-founder of USF’s legendary Ignatius Institute, and chaplain of the Walk for Life West Coast, to a recent statement by French Jesuit Pierre de Charentenay. In the pages of the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica, Fr. de Charentenay had “slammed the Filipino bishops for being ‘backward’ and...

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YOUR Stories: “I was your opposition…”

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in 2015 Walk for Life, Blog, Praise God, Your Stories

This beautiful story, from a Walk volunteer, is why we Walk without confrontation, with love, with open hands of invitation and hope to those who oppose us.   I was so very distracted on Saturday as I was running around, that I almost missed a very special moment of grace!  At one point even, when I went back to get the WFL Rally Speakers from the spot where I’d left them near the EWTN stage (and none of them were there,  I was...

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YOUR Stories from the Walk for Life West Coast, II

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in 2015 Walk for Life, Blog, Walk for Life Media, Your Stories

Here’s another Walk story:  Close to the end of the Walk,  I stand on the sidewalk clapping, smiling and personally thanking as many individuals as I can for participating, and standing for Life.  At one point, one of the older curmudgeons who had been shouting the same phrase over and over accosted me and tried to win her argument by saying:  “If they are so pro-life, where are their children?”   At that, I turned to the...

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YOUR stories from the Walk for Life West Coast

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in 2015 Walk for Life, Blog, Your Stories

From time to time people send us their experiences at the Walk. Here’s one: When the speakers were just finishing up a heckler came near the stage with a sign that said, “Kill all babies” and was chanting the same. A woman in the crowd went up to him and started praying the rosary. He started moving away from her and she followed him. Then a man from the crowd joined her. They both followed him to the corner where he put down...

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