27 January 2011

Diocesan youth make the news

Eight busses of young people travelled from the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life, and some of them [the four busses I travelled with] make a brief appearance in this Life Site News piece, with my comments:


All in red sweat shirts with the message, “A person is a person no matter how small”, were two groups totalling 480 from the Diocese of Springfield [only the half with my group had the red hoodies; the other half had red and white scarves]. The contingent arrived in eight buses, four buses of which were organized by Becky Bowerly [sic: Bauerle], who has made this an annual trek for the past 25 years. The other four buses were organized be [sic] the diocese and additional buses were arranged by a few parishes from the diocese.

Melany Wittman and Amy Phipps mothers of Jason (14) and Andrew (13) respectively told LifeSiteNews that they “offered up” the 18 hour bus ride from Springfield, and are to set out on the trek home directly after Monday’s March. Another student, Nicol Hartwig, said that they all got their seats near altar by arriving at 1:30. [more]

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