March for Our Lives

Justice & Peace

“It was a whirlwind trip,” says Fr. Henry Beck, who met friends in Alexandria, Va., last Friday and joined them for several hours Saturday in the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. He had hoped to take part “since I heard it announced. I have been concerned about responsible gun legislation and common sense policies for several years now.” Henry says people of all ages were there, “and it was impressive to see whole families gathered for the march. Many brought their young children in strollers. I was very impressed by the overall positive spirit and the down-to-earth attitude by almost all in the large crowd gathered. I was especially touched by several veterans who had signs expressing their desire to see assault weapons banned in our civilian society.” He says student speakers from Parkland, Fla., were “very articulate and filled with commitment to help change come about.”