Staff participate in Share the Journey campaign for migrants
Catholic Charities of Denver staff completed the first registered walk in Colorado as part of the Share the Journey campaign initiated by Pope Francis.
Staff participated in the two-year campaign that encourages people around the world to hold events in support of migrants and refugees, ending with a global walking campaign to show solidarity with displaced peoples. In Colorado, a group met at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge on Oct. 24 for breakfast followed by a walk around Lake Mary and meditation over the modern immigrant plight. Participants received a pamphlet of information about people who have received immigration services through Catholic Charities. Read more.
Finding herself alone and pregnant at 24 years old, Kendall panicked. A relationship with the father had ended and pregnancy was the last thing she wanted.
Kendall considered abortion, a choice she had made before with an unexpected pregnancy at 19 years old. “I’m not going to lie and say that abortion didn’t cross my mind yet again,” she said. “I didn’t think there was any possible way to overcome and succeed through my heartbreak of a failed relationship and an unplanned pregnancy.”
Kendall did a Google search and found Marisol Health clinic in Denver. She made an appointment and her life changed.
Hear her story at the Beacon of Hope Gala.