Congressman Huelskamp to Join High School Students for National Pro-Life Rally

CatholicSchoolForLife2013-featuredWichita, KS – What started out as the dream of a small Catholic High School class in Beloit, Kansas, has turned into a national pro-life event aimed at activating youth to stand against abortion.

This Friday will mark the first Catholic School for Life Rally. Students from St. John’s Catholic High School in Beliot will travel 2½ hours to Wichita for a rally and prayer outside South Wind Women’s Center, the closest abortion clinic to Beliot as a means of education on the reality of abortion. They will be joined by other Catholic High Schools, including Sacred Heart Catholic School in Salina and Kapaun High School in Wichita.

Even Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp, who is a pro-life champion in Washington, D.C., has confirmed that he will attend the Wichita event and will be speaking at the rally.

But the Catholic School for Life Rallies are not confined to Kansas. St. John’s faculty organizer, Andrew Neiwald, has received confirmations that Catholic high schools in Colorado, Nebraska, and South Carolina, will be participating by rallying at abortion clinics in their communities. Some will include prayer, the reading of Bible verses, and even the singing of Christmas Carols at their local abortion sites.

The event has received blessings from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Neiwald has been told that prayers are being offered for the event from as far away as Brazil.

The students hope that this event will spread and become a yearly tradition that will also include students from Protestant schools in the future.

Students in Beloit emphasize that everyone, not just students, are invited to participate in the December 6 event.

“We encourage everyone to turn out for a rally and prayer at their local abortion clinics to show support for what these amazing high school students are doing,” said Troy Newman President of Operation Rescue. “These students will get up early, drive far, and brave a cold Kansas winter morning to offer prayer for women seeking abortions. They are an example of sacrifice we can all applaud and emulate.”

The Catholic School for Life Rally in Wichita will be held at 9:30 am on December 6, 2013, at South Wind Women’s Center, 5107 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS. Operation Rescue staff will attend in support.

Participants are encouraged to send photos of their December 6 events to St. John’s students at

For more information, please visit the Catholic School for Life Rally 2013 Facebook page.

  • Cheryle Free

    Only what’s done for Christ will last. Thank you dear children for caring for these precious babes in the womb & the families they have been sent to love. For Christ’s sake & in His love

  • Suzanne

    God bless all those who are participating in these rallies for life! It is so heart lifting to see that so many young people are standing up against the horrors of abortion. The younger generations are rejecting the lies being told by the pro-death radicals. The Hand of God is plainly in evidence here. May these rallies continue to grow and spread across the country and the world until abortion is no more.

  • Len Beckman

    The day has long past that one can believe Catholic teen girls and women are not subject to the same pressures to abort as non-Catholic. This gen knows one third of them are dead and the other 2/3s needs to stand up for women at their most vulnerable point: on the sidewalk. Abortion is an equal opportunity destroyer, Jews, blacks, Christians, whites, Muslim, reds, greens, male, female, femen et al. Our young people are the equal opportunity equalizers to end this horrid, barbaric human sacrifice. The altars of death are not as plentiful, thanks to OR, Project Defending Life, Survivors, Protect ABQ Women&Children, Christian Defense, Amer Life League, on and on. The Borg might bark: “Resistance is Futile”; nope, the truth is delivered to the doors of hell and lives are saved. Daily. Stay the course.