Cantius Youth March for Life

Over 150 of our youth are will be present at National March for Life in DC. The youth departed on Friday, January 23rd on three buses and will return Sunday evening, January 26th. This year they are accompanied by Fr. David Yallaly, SJC, Fr. Brendan Gibson, SJC, Br. Quinn Huston, SJC, and Br. Kevin Menard, SJC.

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The youth are members of the Crusaders for Life, a youth-led grassroots movement of pro-life youth from Chicago and beyond. The chaplains are priests of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.

The Crusaders for Life have especially become known for their spirited and joyful enthusiasm and signature yellow ‘Life Balloons’ which have become an international symbol of the joy of the pro-life movement.

The Crusaders for Life have staged demonstrations in cities across the United States, like St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis. The Crusaders are committed to educating themselves on all life issues in order to defend life with confidence and conviction. The Crusaders understand that the biggest tools to conquer the culture of death are prayer and love.

Although not officially an organization of St. John Cantius Parish, the Crusaders originally involved youth from Saint John Cantius Church (Chicago) and Saint Peter’s Church (Volo), but has expanded to other cities including: Springfield, IL; Rockford, IL; Downers Grove, IL; Danbury, CT; and Detroit; MI.

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    To learn more about the 'Crusaders for Life' a grassroots movement of pro-life youth known for spirited and joyful enthusiasm and signature yellow balloons, visit: or visit their page on Facebook or Instagram