TFP Student Action volunteers went to Gettysburg College to promote moral values and collect petitions to Pope Francis.
With high spirits, 2 caravan groups of 10 TFP Student Action volunteers set out to travel the highways of America defending traditional marriage. Fully aware of the ongoing spiritual and cultural battle nationwide, the endeavor was confidently placed under the protection of St. Joseph, who is the Pillar of Families.
Wow. In what turned out to be an unprecedented display of grassroots support for the institution of marriage, hundreds of rally captains across the nation pulled off an amazing achievement: 250 public rallies in defense of true marriage.
Under a layer of apathy, many students supported the campaign and demonstrated their sympathy, saying: “Keep up the good work,” and “I whole-heartedly agree with you.”
With about 64,000 passing cars per day, the campaign on University Ave. in Saint Paul was excellent for its high visibility. Right away we encountered a man concerned about his children. “I want to be able to send my kid to kindergarten without being told about homosexuality,” he said, walking away with a copy of 10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriage” is Harmful and Must Be Opposed.
After a long 1,200 mile van ride, ten TFP volunteers arrived in Minnesota very eager to begin their ten-day, state-wide tour in support of God-ordained marriage: the union between 1 man and 1 woman.
Faithful Catholics, including alumni and former benefactors, gathered in prayerful protest of the leadership of the Felician Sisters over their selection of Fr. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. to lead a weeklong retreat in Livonia, Michigan. Fr. Crosby is an outspoken advocate of a host of positions at odds with Catholic doctrine.
After Mass we met a gentleman who kindly offered to lead us to one of the busiest intersections in Utica, near Sangertown Square, for our next campaign. He was glad to meet our team of young volunteers and said: “I’m so impressed. Where have you been all my life?”
The campaign in Binghampton, New York, yesterday had an interesting twist. As we raised the American flag to begin our efforts in favor of traditional marriage, a group of people standing on the opposite side of the street – in front of City Hall – were about to hoist the very symbol of the opposition: a rainbow flag, with the approval of city mayor Matthew Ryan.