“Line of people three blocks long”

Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross, downtown San Diego, April 6, 2012

News from the Trenches

On April 6, about 400 people gathered for the 7th annual Pro-Life Stations of the Cross in downtown San Diego.

Participants gathered near St. Joseph’s Cathedral, then walked in procession about five blocks to Horton Plaza, where they lined up to pray the Stations of the Cross and to give a public witness against abortion. 

The procession was led by 14 members of the Knights of Columbus Color Corps, five altar boys, and two priests, trailed by a line of people three blocks long. People carried signs saying, “Stop killing the innocent unborn,” “Abortion kills children,” and “Jesus heals and forgives.”

It was not a typical gathering of people with signs. It was a prayerful event, and a sight that caught the attention of cars passing by, as hundreds of people genuflected in unison at the beginning of each station, led by Fr. Anthony Saroki, pastor of Ascension Catholic Church and Director of Priestly Vocations for the Diocese of San Diego.

The annual Pro-Life Stations of the Cross is organized by Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, San Diego, whose primary mission is sidewalk counseling and prayer vigils in front of abortion centers. It is the largest of several public witness events organized by Helpers to encourage more people to stand up for the protection of the unborn.

To see a video of this year’s event, Click Here.

 

READER COMMENTS

Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 5:52 AM By JMJ
Isn’t it amazing on what a great job the ‘news media’ did on covering this wonderful event, even though San Diego is such a ‘small’ village? At least it was covered in Heaven and how many Saints, Angels and aborted babies were marching also. Let us Praise and Thank God for His Goodness, Love and Mercy and for giving us the Holy Roman Catholic Church to lead us. +JMJ+


Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 7:54 AM By CalWalkr
God bless the priests, the Knights and the participants for having the courage to stand tall in public for what they believe.


Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 9:02 AM By Delilah 
It was a great event. Every year it gets bigger .Thanks to the SD police who stopped traffic so the three blocks of people could all cross the streets and not get stopped by the lights. Hearing 400 people praying the Divine Mercy chaplet while walking to Horton Square was awesome. I plan on participating every year until I am unable.

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