Some 2,000 Kansans braved chilly temperatures on Jan. 22 to participate in a walk sponsored by Kansans for Life to mark the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
A recent convert to the Catholic faith, Rose captured media attention at the national level in recent years with her undercover student-led investigations of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.
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“There’s nothing like it in our archdiocese,” said Dan Spencer, chairman of MUC. “It’s a unique event that men enjoy each year. There are always different speakers to address different aspects of male spirituality.”
“He was just a good, good man,” said Father Storey. “He had a genuine love of people.”
“The people are very welcoming and openhearted here,” added Little Sister Hallel. “One of our friends once said to us, ‘We want you to feel at home here! It’s a blessing for us to have…
“We’re talking about one of the central values of our Catholic faith — that’s the value of life,” said Kelsey.
“I consider myself blessed because during the past two years my desire to serve God has only grown more and more,” said Mersmann. “I am also extremely grateful that my family and close friends are…
“To see so many people realizing there’s more about life than making money and a living, and to see them taking their faith seriously, is really encouraging to me,” he said.
So before the books are closed on 2009, let’s take one last look back at the events and people that affected our lives as the church in northeastern Kansas.