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Eight Years Later: God Continues to Work through Andrew “Kent” Moore (’14)

Posted: July 20, 2020

On this day eight years ago, Thomas Aquinas College learned the tragic news that one of its students, Andrew “Kent” Moore (’14), was struck and killed that very morning by a passing vehicle while participating in the Crossroads Pro-Life Walk Across America. The College continues to keep Andrew in its prayers. And each year, when its California students participate in the Walk for Life West Coast, they do so in his honor and, no doubt, sustained by his intercession.

Beyond aiding the pro-life cause he loved dearly, Andrew’s intercession seems to be bearing fruit in other ways, too. The College recently came to learn of an appearance by Dr. Nadia Mitchell on EWTN’s Journey Home program in 2017. A former Protestant, Dr. Mitchell found her way to the Catholic faith by way of a grace-filled journey that began, however improbably, with Andrew  Moore.

“On July 22, 2012, I was reading a blog about a young Catholic man, Andrew More, who had been on a pro-life walk across the country with a group called Crossroads,” Dr. Mitchell told host Marcus Grodi. “And, outside Indianapolis two days before, he had been struck by a car as he was praying and killed instantly.” Accompanying that blog post were prayers posted by fellow Catholics, which led Dr. Mitchell to seek answers about Catholic theology — and very soon thereafter brought her to the fullness of the Catholic faith.

“Since the death of that young man, Andrew Moore, is what catapulted me into the Catholic Church, I’ve been in touch with Andrew’s parents and we do email and text back and forth,” she continued. “I am very grateful to them for raising a young man like Andrew who had a very strong pro-life commitment, because that’s what brought me into the Church.”

Thanks be to God! Please continue to keep Andrew and his family in your prayers.

Andrew “Kent” Moore, pray for us!