Diocesan pilgrims among those stranded by blizzard after March for Life

Some of the 38 pilgrims from Moline and East Moline explore the nearly two feet of snow that left them stopped for 20 hours on a closed section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on their way home from the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Provided photo

Whether they came home early or stayed and were stranded in a blizzard on a Pennsylvania roadway or in a Washington, D.C., hotel room, hundreds of pilgrims from the Diocese of Peoria will long remember the 2016 national March for Life. Among those staying and marching as winter storm Jonas approached was a group of […]

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Blizzard won’t stop march, but safety concerns cancel some trips to D.C.

Students from the pro-life group at Galesburg High School take part in the 2015 March for Life in Washington, D.C. Those going to this year's march are keeping an eye on the weather, as a major snowstorm is forecast to being in the nation's capital on Friday. (File photo/Provided)

By Jennifer Brinker / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sometimes being pro-life means making difficult decisions. Because of a predicted snowstorm in Washington, some planned pilgrimages to the March for Life are being canceled. Groups from five Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Peoria, however, have reportedly arrived safely and plan to return […]

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