She told CNA that her father spent years saving and planning the trip and was inspired by his first March for Life six years ago. the morning of the March, their journey came to an end as they finally arrived at the National Mall, just in time for the start of the March for Life Rally. Anderson, CEO and Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, has the most public role of any member of the Knights of Columbus at the March, including an address to the massive crowd during the March for Life rally.
Anderson pumped up the crowd, and announced that his organization had recently donated its thousandth ultrasound machine to a pregnancy clinic.
On Thursday, it was his job to “make sure people are where they’re supposed to be.” Patrick Mc Aleer is a field agent for the Knights of Columbus, selling the insurance policies the organization offers to its membership.
He is also the chairman of the Shrine’s usher ministry. For Mc Aleer, volunteering at the Vigil Mass and other events is “a way to serve and be around so many young people who travel long distances to take part in the Mass and March.” As an usher, Mc Aleer said it is his job to “welcome to all our visitors to the Basilica, handle the congregation with care when we have to move people for the processional and recessional, as well as the most important duty: protecting the Blessed Sacrament, at communion time.” ‘An amazing group’ The day of the March for Life began bright and early at a.m.
A long road It is not unheard of for March for Life pilgrims to endure a several-hour bus journey to Washington for the march.
John Moore, a Knight from Gallup, New Mexico, had by far the longest trip of all: he walked to Washington, DC from San Francisco, carrying a 20-pound wooden cross the entire way.“We successfully distributed 10,000 ‘Love Life, Choose Life’ Knights of Columbus signs,” Lomnitzer told CNA.In addition to signs, the Knights of Columbus distributed drawstring bags, fleece headbands, and beanies emblazoned with their logo.When they did, Knights of Columbus from 19 different local councils were among the volunteers serving as ushers to help keep the heaving crowd in order.One of those ushers was Alec Mc Guire, a sophomore at the Catholic University of America. C., Jan 18, 2019 / pm (CNA).- Their activism has sparked controversy in recent months, after a U. senator called the Knights of Columbus and their pro-life work “extreme.” But the Knights of Columbus say their work in the pro-life movement is a part of their Catholic identity, and that they’re proud of their long-standing involvement in the annual March for Life In fact, according to Supreme Knight and CEO Carl A.Anderson, when the March for Life began in the early 1970s, the Knights of Columbus was one of the first groups to lend a hand.Moore, and his 26-year-old daughter Laura, stepped off from San Francisco on Divine Mercy Sunday in 2018.Laura drove ahead each day and provided assistance as needed, and they spent each night at hotels.Standing guard The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Catholic Church in North America; it was designed to hold about 10,000 faithful.The night before the March for Life there were at least that number present for the National Prayer Vigil for Life.