Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Tuesday 03 August |
Saint of the Day: St. Martin
home iconLifestyle
line break icon

College Students Credited as Driving Force in March for Life

Jeffrey Bruno

Catholic Education Daily - published on 01/28/14

It was especially cold this year, but that didn't keep thousands of college students away.

Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide are featured for their participation in and efforts surrounding the March for Life in a recent article by The Catholic News Agency.  The article underscores the fact that Catholic college students are a big part of the reason why there were hundreds of thousands of people marching for the right to life in Washington, D.C., on January 22nd

The Catholic News Agency reports on the efforts of The Catholic University of America, Benedictine College, Belmont Abbey College, Christendom College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Aquinas College and Ave Maria University, which were also highlighted in a recent March for Life social media photo journal by The Cardinal Newman Society.

Located in Washington, D.C., the Catholic University of America (CUA) hosted and fed more than 1,200 students in its athletic center the night before the March, and approximately 500 CUA students attended the March, CNA reported.

CNA outlined other highlights of the March, including Benedictine College carrying the lead banner, Franciscan University of Steubenville traveling through the night to make it in time, Aquinas College sending its largest group ever from the College, and Ave Maria University president Jim Towey live-tweeting from the event.

Other Catholic college students also made significant contributions to the cause of the right to life.  The nation’s largest student-run pro-life conference was hosted at Georgetown University, as The Cardinal Newman Society previously reported.

More than 550 students from the University of Notre Dame were planning on attending the March for Life.  Due to inclement weather, some of the buses that were scheduled to leave later were unable to come, but still more than 320 students made the journey from Indiana to Washington, D.C., according to Notre Dame’s Right to Life Facebook page.

Notre Dame’s Right to Life club also won Students for Life of America’s “pregnant on campus” group of the year award for the “amazing strides our University and club have taken to support the choice for life on our campus,” according to its Facebook page.  Students for Life of America’s conference, which was hosted the day before the March for Life, gathered 2,500 college students for a day of education, training and networking with pro-life leaders.

Catholic groups on public university campuses also made a strong witness to the dignity of all life.  A group of more than 50 students from Florida State University, part of the Catholic Student Union which is run in part by the Brotherhood of Hope, told The Cardinal Newman Society that they braved the frigid temperatures to be present at the March for Life.

Courtesy of Catholic Education Daily of the Cardinal Newman Society

Tags:
AbortionEducationMarch for LifePro-life
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
Saint Mary of the Angels
Bret Thoman, OFS
All your sins will be forgiven if you go to a Franciscan church o...
2
Ignacio María Doñoro
Francisco Veneto
The military chaplain who pretended to be a criminal to rescue a ...
3
JEDZENIE
Theresa Civantos Barber
The one thing we all should do before this summer ends
4
CARLO ACUTIS
Violeta Tejera
Carlo Acutis’ first stained glass window in jeans and sneak...
5
HIDILYN DIAZ
Cerith Gardiner
Gold-winning Filipina Olympian shares her Miraculous Medal for th...
6
ANTENUCCI
Ary Waldir Ramos Diaz
1st Feast of Our Lady of Silence is August 1
7
SIMONE BILES
Cerith Gardiner
Simone Biles leaves the Olympics with an important lesson for her...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.