Today Andrew Moore (’14) is in North Platte, Neb., nearing the halfway point in his 10-week, 3,000-mile walk across the continental United States.
Like other Thomas Aquinas College students in the past, Mr. Moore is participating in the Crossroads Walk Across America — five separate, simultaneous journeys of college students traversing the U.S. and Canada in defense of the unborn. Mr. Moore, a rising junior from Concord, Calif., is part of the Central Walk, which began in San Francisco on May 19 and will conclude in Washington, D.C., on August 9.
Accompanied by a chaplain to provide spiritual assistance and an RV carrying supplies, the 12 walkers steadily work their way across the country, day and night, five days a week, usually in 15-mile shifts. They attend Mass daily and pray rosaries for the unborn as they walk. On weekends they stop at local parishes to bear witness to the culture of life and to raise funds for their journey. They will collectively walk about 3,000 miles and pass through 12 states. Upon arriving in Washington, they will participate in the Pro-life Rally at the U.S. Capitol on August 11.
On the Crossroads website, Mr. Moore explains why he decided to undertake this journey:
I had already been involved in the pro-life movement for several years: when I am at home I pray in front of the local abortion mill almost every day, and try to speak to the people going in. Crossroads sounded like a good way to serve God and help His children.… I have been considering a vocation to the priesthood for some time, and Crossroads is a great way to work on my discernment: prayer, sacrifice, and separation from the distractions of the world.
Please pray for Mr. Moore and all the Crossroads walkers!
Posted: June 27, 2012
Andrew Moore (’14, far left) and fellow walkers on the Crossroads 2012 Central Walk pray for an end to abortion at a clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah (Photo: Christine Young, Intermountain Catholic).