Bishop Lowenfield, left, and Bishop Menees, right.

Bishop Lowenfield, left, and Bishop Menees, right.

This year, in addition to 17 Catholic bishops, we are blessed to be joined by Anglican Bishops Eric Menees and Clark Lowenfield.

Both bishops are members of the Anglican Church in North America, which has “was initiated at the request of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCon) in June 2008 and formally recognized by the GAFCon Primates – leaders of Anglican Churches representing 70 percent of the active Anglicans globally – on April 16, 2009.”

Bishop Menees, who will give the invocation, is the Bishop of the Diocese of San Joaquin, California, and Bishop Lowenfield is the Bishop of the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast.

The bishops describe what motivates them to attend the Walk:

Bishop Menees: “Often we buy into the media description of these events as Protest Rallies – I disagree.  In Spanish this is called a “manifestación” – easily translated into English as “manifestation.” That is what this is…a manifestation of Jesus’ presence and love for the most vulnerable and fragile in our midst – pregnant mothers and the babies in their wombs. This is why the Anglican Bishops make this a priority in our schedule.”

Bishop Lowenfield:  “As leaders in the Anglican Church, it is vitally important that we consistently step out as examples, encouragers and leaders in standing boldly for life!”

We humbly thank their Graces for joining us!