(SNR) – The Crossroads pro-life walkers visited parishes in the Diocese of Lincoln this summer.
A group visited St. Benedict Parish in Nebraska City July 4 after Mass celebrated by pastor Father Mark Cyza (pictured).
There are 26 individuals walking from the West Coast to the East Coast. They left California May 19 and will arrive in Washington, D.C. Aug. 11. Each participant will have walked approximately 1,000 miles by the end of the journey.
Crossroads was founded in 1995. The organization’s mission is to respond to Pope St. John Paul II’s call to the youth of the world to take an active role in the pro-life movement in order to establish a Culture of Life.
During the yearly pro-life pilgrimages across the U.S. each summer, young adults participate in three simultaneous pro-life walks across America from Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., hoping to convert the hearts and minds of others by witnessing to the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from the moment of conception to natural death. They also speak to parish groups to encourage pro-life activism in their communities. Crossroads also conducts a pro-life walk across Canada each summer from Vancouver to Ottawa, simultaneously with the other walks.
Four of the 26 walkers are from Nebraska (David City, Wahoo, Fall City and Nebraska City).