• Sister of St. Joseph Ann Urquhart carries a wooden cross as the procession moves toward the third station of the Stations of the Cross in Reparation for Abortion. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

Good Friday Cross Walks on abortion and violence both deserved coverage

Catholic Courier    |    04.30.2019


To the editor:

Thank you for your coverage of the Good Friday Cross Walk focusing on the evil of abortion. Unfortunately, there was an opportunity lost by not covering another Cross Walk as well, held on the same day on the city’s west side, beginning at Aenon Baptist Church. This walk emphasized other forms of violence which also plague our society today.

Stopping at various sites along Genesee Street, marchers, led by youth carrying the cross, stopped at schools, churches and community centers which not only recognize the violence prevalent in our community but also offered hope that comes with Easter Sunday. Jordan Health Center, Teen Empowerment, The Boys and Girls Club and St. Monica Church were among the seven stops remembering the Seven Last Words of Jesus. Both events deserved coverage.

Dan Lill
Alderwood Lane
Rochester

EDITOR’S NOTE: The photo gallery linked above actually includes images from two of the three Good Friday Cross Walks. We planned to include all three, but unfortunately, the first did not end until the second was nearly over.

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