Lasallians from all over the United States joined more than a half-million people in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. January 23, 2012. Events leading up the March included a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and a youth Mass at the Verizon Center.
The March was a moving experience for Lasallians. Participants from Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, LA described the gathering as “a good day to be a Catholic,” while those from La Salle Academy in Providence, RI called it “a very inspiring trip.” Anthony Campanaro, a student at Saint Patrick High School in Chicago, IL, reflected on the experience: “I went home on the bus filled with renewed faith in God and renewed hope in the world.”
Lasallian schools that participated in the March include:
Archbishop O’Hara High School, Kansas City, MO
Archbishop Rummel High School, Metairie, LA
Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa, OK
Calvert Hall College High School, Baltimore, MD
Christian Brothers College High School, St. Louis, MO
La Salle Academy, Providence, RI
Roncalli Catholic High School, Omaha, NE
Saint Patrick High School, Chicago, IL
Saint Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, RI
Totino-Grace High School, Fridley, MN
While some schools did not travel to Washington D.C. for the event, they took part in local pro-life events. De La Salle High School in Concord, CA; Justin-Siena High School in Napa, CA; and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco, CA sent representatives to the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, CA on January 21, 2012, which drew approximately 50,000 people in all. Mullen High School in Denver, CO participated in the Respect Life Mass in Denver also on Saturday, January 21.