Walkers offer message of life for society at the crossroads
BY JOHN MCLAURIN
HIGHLY VISIBLE in their ‘loud’ shirts, this year’s Crossroads Pro-Life walkers represent a growing number of young people ready and willing to take a stand for life.
Seeking to be as a voice for the voiceless, their latest visit comes just months after Youth For Life visited the ACT last late last year delivering a similar message
The 2018 Crossroads group of 10 left their mark in Canberra last month en-route to Melbourne, having begun in Brisbane. It is the sixth year in-a-row that the annual pilgrimage has taken place. O’Connor Parish Priest, Fr Paul Nulley, joined the Crossroads crew for their 2014 pilgrimage.
Ranging between 18 to 30 years in age, each of this year’s 10 members, spoke at parish Masses during their Canberra visit.
Group spokesperson, Benedict Slee, a 24 year old recent graduate from Sydney’s Campion College, said the message and witness they bring is a vital one.
“We are trying to help build a true Culture of Life in Australia,” he said.
“And we’re walking to encourage others to do the same in whatever way they are able to.”
Mr Slee, said there are many ways to help build the Culture of Life be it helping out at a pregnancy support centre, offering to babysit, helping a mother in need, volunteering some time for others, or simply offering some extra prayers and sacrifices this Lent for an end to abortion.
“These are things which many people, especially the young, can do,” he said.
To learn more about the Crossroads walk and mission, visit the website at http://crossroadsaustralia.org/