Photos above and below of past students at San Francisco’s Walk for Life West Coast provided Wyoming Catholic College.
(Lander, Wyo.) – On Saturday, January 25th, forty-five members of the Wyoming Catholic College community — including forty students (approximately one-third of the College’s total student body) — will participate in the 10th annual “Walk for Life West Coast” in San Francisco. The College’s president, Dr. Kevin Roberts, will be in attendance, along with one of the College’s two chaplains. Following Saturday’s Walk, the entire group will participate in the Students For Life of America’s West Coast Conference on Sunday, returning to Lander by late Monday evening.
When asked why he thought it was important for WCC to join the Walk for Life despite the significant travel obstacles, Dr. Roberts said, “Wyoming Catholic College forms its students to be joyful Catholics who seek out opportunities for evangelization in the public square. In our lives, there is no greater injustice than the violation of the right to life. Our college and our students, therefore, have joined this epic defense of the unborn, and I believe that our well-formed, joyful student-leaders offer an optimistic, magnetic zeal that the pro-life movement will welcome.”
The students who accompany him feel much the same. Deirdre Dalimata, a member of the Class of 2014, says that “I do not think that it is sufficient to read the billboards and pray, though those are necessary. One must have a voice, and use that voice to further the cause of what you believe in.” Elizabeth Verges, her classmate, echoes that sentiment. “To stand up for human life is one of the most pressing issues that we Catholics have to face,” she says. “The opportunity to go to San Francisco is a great way to show by our actions that we believe that the unborn children need a voice and we want to be that voice and defend their right to life.” And Bridget Eames (’15) believes that the College’s Catholicism makes it even more important, saying that “as a professed Catholic college, we must defend life at all times. Traveling to San Francisco as a group, we will be able to witness in a way that is truly powerful, and underscore the great importance of our activism to the American college community as a whole and to the world.”
–Wyoming Catholic College