Video thanks pro-lifers for enthusiastic witness
The students and adults from the Archdiocese of Omaha who participated in the Jan. 25 March for Life in Washington, D.C., apparently had more impact than they knew, according to a video the archdiocese received from a school in Ohio.
The video, which arrived Feb. 12 at the chancery in Omaha, came from students and faculty at St. Wendelin Catholic School in Fostoria, Ohio, who said they were inspired at the march by the enthusiasm of the 380 people from the Archdiocese of Omaha. It features interviews with students and faculty, as well as chants they learned from the Omaha pro-lifers.
"We wanted to express our gratitude for the gift of the inspiration that the group from Omaha gave us," said Lauren Meyers, one of several eighth-graders who created the video. "We wanted the teenagers to know that their example was appreciated and we wanted their bishop to know that we thought he had a special group of students with him in D.C."
Archbishop George J. Lucas, who went to the march, said he is proud of all who traveled to Washington for the March for Life "and prouder still that the witness of our young people has such a powerful effect on others."
Sister Teresita Richards, campus minister and a member of St. Wendelin's religion department, said students expressed over and over again to her how much they appreciated the "very dynamic group of youth" that stood by them in the march.
"They loved the lively pro-life chants and then proceeded to demonstrate them for me," Sister Richards said. "They admired how the Omaha youth traveled so many hours to get to D.C. but there was not one complaint about the long journey. My students also heard no complaints about the cold."
Elizabeth Murphy, coordinator of the Archdiocese of Omaha's Respect Life Apostolate, said the video was a "beautiful tribute to the many students and young adults from the archdiocese ... that their voices and enthusiasm were noticed and appreciated by others."