Friday, May 25, 2012

Youth dominate B.C.'s March for Life

Thousands of pro-lifers, mostly students, stage peaceful gathering outside provincial government building May 10
St. Patrick's teacher Ann Marie McGrath (centre) and some of her students enjoy the lunchtime weather at Centennial Square in Victoria while waiting for the March for Life to begin. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
Alistair Burns wrote his latest article about the March for Life rally, May 10 in Victoria, from a student's perspective:

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, (left) and Kamloops
Bishop David Monroe distribute Communion
to pro-life students at St. Patrick's in Victoria.
Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
As morning dawned May 10, busloads of exuberant youth peacefully invaded the Tsawwassen ferry terminal for passage to the March for Life. Students and teachers waited as B.C. Ferry ticket operators frenetically counted out a colossal amount of walk-on tickets for the 9 a.m. ferry bound for Swartz Bay.

Once on board the vessel, Vancouver College student Jason Pinto explained why he came back for his third march. "This lets people know that human life has to be preserved and cherished. Look how Mary said 'yes' to God when He called her? We're acting similarly when we stand up for life."

Pro-lifers congregate on the Legislature lawn in Victoria.
Traffic in the downtown core was blocked for half an hour as thousands
slowly made their way past the Empress Hotel.
However, onlookers didn't seem to mind the interruption.
Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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