“That life is what matters. And *you* matter.”


Not gonna lie, some of these reactions made me choke up a little and they all made me smile a whole lot.

Just a beautiful testament to parenthood and the one-flesh union that produces new human persons. I loved especially the one mother who said, “we’re pregnant,” as opposed to “I’m pregnant,” and whose husband, after kissing his wife, knelt down and said, “hey, baby” to his new child.

One Million Hits for LifeAnd the testimony of the tough guy in the UnderArmor shirt who clearly had to get the great news and give his reaction via Skype or some such service was great: “Am I gonna be able to even DO this? … That life is what matters. And you matter. … That’s my boy. He’s countin’ on me.” As his face gets progressively redder.

The other thing this made me realize is that amazing period of time when the mother knows but the father does not yet know. For that period of time, the mother, her new child, and God share one of the most intimate and lovely secrets in the universe: a new life has come into being when that new human person was conceived in the privacy and safety of her womb. She is now a mother, and has a child. She and her child are eternally linked to one another, regardless of what comes next. And she gets to share that incredible news with her husband, the man who is now, and will forever be, a father.

Just lovely. They’re looking for one million views on that video, why don’t you help ’em out!

That posted, I’m off to D.C. for my eighth straight March for Life.

I’ll be posting videos and photos for Franciscan University of Steubenville via the University’s twitter feed @FranciscanU, our Facebook page, and on our YouTube channel.

I’ll also be offering my own thoughts and impressions at my own Twitter feed, should you care to follow me: @TomCrowe.

The views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of CatholicVote.org


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Tom Crowe is a cradle Catholic with a deep love for and commitment to Holy Mother the Church, colored by a rather interesting life-long relationship with her. Born during the great liturgical upheaval of the 1970s, Crowe was brought up in a parish that continued using the Missal of 1962—the Traditional Latin Mass—for which he developed a love. Crowe learned the faith as a child from the Baltimore Catechism, and didn’t stop learning and wrestling with the Church’s teachings at his Confirmation. Through reading and many conversations with friends and converts far smarter than he, Crowe came to know, accept, and love the Church and what she proposes far more intimately. For three years these conversation took place in seminary before Crowe, with the blessing of the formation team, determined that seminary was not right for him. In the wild and humorous ways of God, Crowe landed on his feet in Steubenville, Ohio, where he manages the online presence for Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he also trains altar servers and is the head master of ceremonies for the Mass in the Extraordinary Form on campus.

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