I also received the extra perk of being able to walk the streets of my favorite city in the United States. However, as this is the Badger Catholic blog I will make sure that my focus remains on the witness of those from above the border!
It was a powerful experience for me to see the broad contingent that headed south for the rally and march, especially when they knew they were going to miss most or all of the Packer's NFC Championship Game. This in itself, particularly in the volume of those "selfish" young adults who were there, was a shining star and testament to true CheeseHead faith and priorities. Some of us may cringe a bit when we see the flood of Packer jerseys at Sunday Mass, but when it really comes down to it, the Faith is clearly alive in Wisconsin.
Ok, on to the pictures!
|Behind the Scenes at St. John Cantius|
as their "Crusaders for Life" prepare for the rally
|The altar at St. John Cantius, prepared for Mass.|
The parish was filled with pilgrims for the march
|On the ceiling at St .John Cantius|
|At the beginning of the rally at Federal Plaza downtown|
|Archbishop Cupich speaking to the crowd|
|Pro-Life Wisconsin proudly in the middle of it all!|
|Thousands heading north on Dearborn|
towards the Illinois State offices
|The close of the march at the Thompson Center.|