Monday, January 30, 2006

Hi-ho, everyone! Here's a little post-March about-March update from your friendly Ave Maria University Students for Life liason! Jenni and I met up at the CUA campus on Sunday, 22 January (a dark day in history, let me tell you!) and did pro-life-ish things, like go to the noon Mass with Fr. Benedict Groeschel (absolutely amazing homily!) and see the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. Since I was with the Ave group and Jenni was with the ACL peeps, we didn't see each other until the very end of the March itself on Monday, but on my end, the 33rd Annual March for Life absolutely rocked! Even though it was a bit shorter than usual due to construction.

As a shameless plug for myself, read about my experiences on my own, personal-type blog, "Ad Majoram Dei Gloriam," at The entry is that for Sunday, 29 January 2006, entitled "IV Sunday in OT/St. Francis de Sales."

Enjoy, my dear friends!

Friday, January 20, 2006

March for Life!

I'm heading down to DC tonight for the American Collegians for Life annual conference (you can still register here!) and the March for Life on Monday. If you're going to be there too, give me a ring and we'll meet up! Please pray for all the marchers this weekend, if you get a chance. I have bad memories of DC -- the last time I was there, I got spit on, cursed at, screamed at, and was probably given the bird about 1,138 times by "open-minded liberals." Cough. In contrast to the angry, foaming-at-the-mouth atmosphere of the "March for Women's Lives," the March for Life traditionally never calls for iron barred gates along the marching route... nor do the pro-lifers scream at counter-protesters who sometimes line the sidewalks. I'm just hoping if there are any counter-protesters, they'll act like human beings ... and refrain from spitting.

Hope to see you there!