Wednesday, November 28, 2012

We Have Moved!

Please check out the location of the new Walk For Life West Coast Media Blog.

We are now part of the new Walk for Life West Coast website. Visit us at:

Don't worry! All your posts, videos, photos, and comments have been imported to the new page.

And make sure you join us at the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza January 26, 2013 for the 9th Annual Walk for Life West Coast.. The full event scheule is here:

Friday, March 9, 2012

"The pro-life movement has become a youth movement"

Nice post by Drewe Weymouth, of UC Davis, on the Ruth Institute blog:

"My generation is not so easily deceived. We see the blatant lies and we are hungry to reveal the truth to others. Each time the pro-life message is stated, the mask of the pro-choice message is unveiled. This is our mission. If we can expose enough people to the truth about abortion then we have full confidence that people will begin to see the beauty of life. The tides have already begun to turn as more people are starting to identify themselves as pro-life, and this is in large part due to the efforts of our youth."

Read the whole thing.

Nice Video by the Diocese of San Bernardino!

Once again, the great Bishop Rutilio del Riego led his flock at the Walk for Life West Coast!

Monday, February 6, 2012

My favorie 2012 Video: Sound Wave at the Walk for Life West Coast!

So far, my 2012 favorite!

One of the really cool things at the 2012 Walk for Life West Coast was the sound wave the walkers created as they marched down Market Street. This video, by students who came from Thomas Aquinas College, gives a hint of what that was like. You could hear it about a mile away! They also got the real San Francisco experience--looking forever for parking!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv.'s Walk for Life West Coast Homily

On Saturday, January 21, Fr. Francisco Nahoe, joined by Fr. Matthew McNeely and Fr. Michael Stinson, of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, celebrated a special Tridentine High Mass at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco. From Fr. Francisco's homily:

"Whether or not you participated in the West Coast Walk for Life today, but especially if you did, you are doubtless aware that not everyone in America shares the conviction of Catholics that a human zygote or a human embryo or a human fetus is a human being. Consequently, not everyone recognizes that abortion is, in fact, violence against human life. Nonetheless, it is one thing to affirm this truth in the context of church preaching and quite another thing to announce it in the face of vitriolic and often irrational opposition on the streets.

In order to proclaim the truth fearlessly, with the faith and conviction, for example, of the centurion in tonight's Gospel, we must be deeply rooted in the One who, stretching forth His hand upon us, as once He reached out to the leper, wills that our lives be cleansed and transformed. To be rooted in Him, is, in this sense, to accept sanctuary in Christ, which is a comprehensive state characterized most prominently by total commitment to truth and goodness...."

Read the whole homily, which includes a lovely reflection on the place accorded to silence in the Traditional mass.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Full EWTN Coverage of Walk for Life West Coast!

Check it out. Bless them!

L.A. "Tidings" Covers Thomas Aquinas Students at Walk for Life West Coast

"Neither rain nor distance nor hard floors nor more-aggressive-than-in-the-past protestors could deter more than 200 Thomas Aquinas College students — more than half the student body — from joining more than 50,000 others in the eighth annual Walk for Life West Coast held Jan. 21 in San Francisco."

Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Reverend Childress at Walk for Life West Coast

Our beloved Reverend Clenard Childress preaches it! God bless the man! He sends us on our way at the Walk for Life West Coast:

The video is by hp2heaven. To learn more about Reverend Childress's mission, visit the L.E.A.R.N. website,

"The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb."

Friday, January 27, 2012

Nice Walk for Life West Coast Music Video

The video is by biancalizet and the music is "Happy Birthday" by Flipsyde:

EWTN's 'Life on the Rock' at the Walk!

Here's Fr. Mark and Doug Barry's recap of the Walk for Life West Coast 2102. Check it out:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thomas Aquinas College at Walk for Life West Coast

These good videos never end! The great young people from TAC are here every year--a tribute to a REAL Catholic college!

Daughters of Charity (& More) at Walk for Life West Coast

These nice, quick interviews at the Walk for Life West Coast are by Walk for Life Media Team member Darwin Sayo. Check them out!

The Daughters of Charity:

Annie Ryan of Birthchoice Health Clinics:

Susie Bowman from Santa Cruz:

Sharon Jeffrey from St. Joseph's Parish in Modesto, CA:

Joby Joseph, from UCLA:

Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, Pastor of St. Edward's in Newark, CA:

Immaculate Heart Radio Podcast of Walk For Life West Coast!

Relive the Walk for Life! IHR has a podcast of the full event. It is great!

You can check it out and listen here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lori Hoye at Walk for Life West Coast

Mrs. Hoye is introduced by Walk for Life co-founder Eva Muntean. Also by hp2heaven:

Video of Jacquie Stalnaker at Walk for Life West Coast

Also by hp2heaven. Jacquie shares her searing story. She is introduced by Georgette Forney of Silent No More.

Video of Dr. Vansen Wong at Walk for Life West Coast

"If you have taken the life of another human being, raise your hand."

Dr. Wong shares his very powerful story. Introduced by Walk co-founder Dolores Meehan. The video is by hp2heaven:

Great Walk for Life Video With Michael Poirier's New Song

This video, by newbirth35, features Michael Poirier's lovely song written for the Walk:

Great Asian Participation at the Walk for Life West Coast!

Once again, the Asian-American Community was well represented at the Walk. Thanks again to our dear friend Frank Lee of Asian-Americans Pro-Life. Frank could not make it this year, but he worked had to make sure many others could, and he made things happen!The walk was graced by the presence of the Rev. Tan Tieu, Executive Secretary of San Francisco Chinese Christian Union, and our leaders, too.

Here is a reproduction of a story in Sing Tao Daily, the best selling Chinese newspaper in the world about the Walk. You can read the full story here:

"I Love Life!" A Walk for Life Video from "Be the Straw"

Very nice video of people walking and sharing thoughs and ideas. Contrasts well with the atrocious behavior of those who defend abortion, too.

Another Nice Walk For Life West Coast Video

Nice photo montage with music. This one is posted by RMayer MC:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dominican School at the Walk for Life West Coast

Berkeley's Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology was at the Walk. This photo is from their Facebook album of the Walk. You can see more here.

Silent No More Phoenix at Walk for Life West Coast

Here is a nice photo montage of the journey of the Silent No More group, from Phoenix, Arizona.

Another Great Walk for Life west Coast 2012 Video!

This one is by aleewonder, and has footage of the Reverend Clenard Childress's speech:

Fr. Jack Was With Us in Spirit at the Walk for Life West Coast

San Francisco's beloved Fr. Salvatore Giacomini, SDB ("Fr. Jack") passed away last Wednesday at age 88. He had suffered a fall and never regained conciousness. Fr. Jack was as pro-life as they come, and LOVED the Walk for Life West Coast. Here he is walking the whole way 2 years ago, at age 86:

When Dolores Meehan heard about Fr. Jack's passing she said "The Walk has a new intercessor in heaven!" That is surely true--he had something to do with the amazing break in the weather.

When Father Jack was on his journey many, many visitors came to pray for him in his hospital room, including Dolores and the Reverend Walter & Mrs. Lori Hoye, as well as other admirers from the Walk For Life.

We love you Fr. Jack, and we know you are fighting for the unborn in heaven just as you did on earth!

Couples For Christ at the Walk For Life West Coast

This group comes from all over California, Bless them! Mauril Mariano tells us that participation this year was

"...over 600, inlcuding all Ministries: Couples for Christ, CFC-Singles for Christ, CFC-Youth for Christ, CFC-Kids for Christ, CFC-Handmaids of the Lord and CFC-Servants of the Lord. Over 200 members came from Southern California on 3 buses, vans and cars with those who participated from our Northern California are over 400."

Here are some of the photos of this great ministry:



And our wonderful elders!


Couples for Christ has many ministries: "Couples for Christ and its Family Ministry is a movement committed to live in God's righteousness and holiness, evangalizing people through a life of love and service; we shall work for the renewal of families that will serve God and build generations of Christian leaders; and we shall pursue Total Christian Liberation through social justice, respect for life, and work with the poor." You can visit their website here.

Fr. Aris Metrakos and Orthodox Participation at the Walk

The great Fr. Aris Metrakos of San Francisco's Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church gave the invocation at the Walk for Life West Coast this year, and there were quite a number of other Orthodox priests and our Orthodox brothers and sisters there, too. Five Loaves has a post over at Catholic Answers about Orthodox participation, and here is a nice photo of Fr. Aris leading us in prayer:

Bless you, Father! and Thank you!

Good Shepherd Bishop del Riego Leads His Flock

Once again, the Walk for Life West Coast was blessed by the presence of many Bishops. One of our regulars is the great Bishop Rutilio del Riego of the diocese of San Bernardino. The diocese has a great selection of photos on their website of the Mass and rally and walk, by Andres Rivera. Here is a sample.

His Excellency with his flock at San Francisco's St. Mary's Cathedral:

Good shot showing the size of the Walk:

With the youth after the Walk. Young people love having a chance to stand with their shepherds!

Monday, January 23, 2012

WFLWC: Most Exciting Pro-Life Event in America!

Why do more and more people come back to the Walk for Life West Coast every year? To defend the defenceless, to stand with the littlest, and to end the atrocity of legal abortion. But also because they have a good time doing it! Check out a little fun and games after the Walk:

Even More Walk for Life Media Team Photos

These are by Jong Arcega, newest member of the Walk for Life West Coast Media team. He is fantastic. Click on any image for a larger version. All images copyright. Jong also has some posted on the Pro-Life Photography Flickr page and on his website.

Before the rally.


This young man knows what's going on...

Wow. My favorite. Loris Hoye, backed by the sisters of life.

More Faces: Walk for Life West Coast Media Team Photos

Here are some images by Walk for Life West Coast Media Team member James McKenzie. James does an incredible job of capturing personality. Click on any image for a larger version, and if you use, please credit: James McKenzie.

What it's all about...

A dad leading his family.

Eager kids.

A beautiful mother with her children.

Another beautiful mom, with her girls.

Lori Hoye and the Sisters of Life.

Our great young people.

More great young people...

Why is the Walk so successful? People like this older gentleman, that's why.

Bless this pro-life lady!

Poor Doug. All he wanted was cup of coffee, now he's got a fan club!

Great Photo's From Sr. Lisa Marie's Blog

Great photos of the Walk for Life West Coast from Sr. Lisa Marie's "Nunspeak" blog. Here's a sample, captions are in original:

"My new friend London."

"--and our very own Bella - Babies are Hipsters too!"
Bless you, Sister, and these wonderful young people!

Big D Rap Video: Life vs. Death

Very nice! This is by a rapper named Big D, at the Walk for Life West Coast 2012. It's produced by Nico Flow:

Great Walk for Life West Coast 2012 Video

Great video, by Nukecry, gives a sense of the ENORMOUS size and high spirits of this year's Walk for Life West Coast:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Marche Pour la Vie--Big Success in Paris

Congratulations to our French comrades! The Marche pour la Vie was held today. That is our sister event, and we are always interested in how it goes--and it went great! Check it out:

You can learn more about the Marche here, and see lots of pictures here.

Bless them!

Protest Shooter Covers the Walk for Life West Coast

An anonymous photojournalist who goes by the name Protest Shooter has covered the Walk for the past couple of years. The photos are good and the captions are witty. Check them out:

"These are from Saturday, January 21st, 2012, in San Francisco, CA.

This is going to be a bit of a short report. I didn't take a lot of pictures of signs that were the same as last year. What I was primarily interested in was that the event got bumped from their usual location by a competing event - the West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice who apparently got their permit application in earlier or something. This was just as well since the Walk for Life totally overflowed their location, and the new location in front of City Hall is much better. It's not only larger but also the walk was was right smack down the middle of Market Street instead of around the edge of the town.

First off, let's check out the West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice:

I can't believe I get suckered by these people into showing up for these things. 80 people and a couple of tables with brochures. Let's see how the Walk for Life is going...

That's more like it."

Read the whole thing, and thanks for covering us, Protest Shooter! There is video at the site, too.

Your Photos at the Walk for LIfe West Coast: Happy Catholic

The folks over at Happy Catholic have nice photos of the Walk Every Year. Here's one from this year, and you can see many more at their website.

Walk for Life 2012 Faces in the Crowd

More from our Great Walk for Life West Coast Media Team. Click on any image for a larger version:

The great Reverend Walter Hoye. His face is a true indication of his soul. Pure kindness. He's on a plane right now to attend tomorrow's March for Life in Washington DC.

Frances Peterson, who gave a marvelous rendition of the National Anthem.

The great Fr. Frank Pavone, also on the way to Washington DC.

Eva Muntean takes a minute from her busy schedule to pose for a photograph with some very pro-life visitors.

Reverend Childress speaks truth to power.

That's right--Mr. Jobs mother allowed him to be adopted--and he certainly changed the world.

These good folks from Sacramento are at the Walk every year.

Bless you, Father, for leading the people!

Still More WFL Media Team Photos

These are by Paul Ryan, another superstar Walk For Life Media Team photographer. Paul got some very nice shots of some of our speakers. Please credit Paul Ryan.

Here is Dr. Vansen Wong, who asked the crowd to "If you have taken the life of another human being, raise your hand." Dr. Wong's searing testimony of performing over a hundred abortions, and of his change of heart and mind, ended with the words "Abortion is intolerable, abortion is irrational and abortion has no place in civilized society."

Jacquie Stalnaker. Jacquie shared her heart-rending and terrifying story of being forced into an abortion at gunpoint, and what it did to her. Jacquie is flanked by Fr. Frank Pavone, and Gorgette Forney of Silent No More Awareness campaign. Jacquie is now a national coordinator for Silent No More.

Jacquie and Georgette, women who have shared similar experiences. Both now work to help other women in similar situations.

The great Reverend Clenard Childress send us on our way as only he can:

"You are the candle…you are the light…you are the salt of the earth. This is more than a pro-life movement. This is a holy spirit movement because the spirit addresses evil.”

More of Paul's work can be seen on the Flick Pro-Life Photography page.

Liturgical Dance I Can Agree With

This little girl got restless at the Walk for Life West Coast Mass at the Cathedral:

God bless her! 2,600 people filled the Cathedral at 9:30AM yesterday, and about 10 bishops concelebrated. Photo credit: Jose Luis Aguirre, Catholic San Francisco. For more photos of the Mass, go here.

More Walk For Life Media Team Photos

The Walk for Life Media Team is the best in the business! These are by WFL team member Ray Dinkha. Please credit Ray if you use. Click on any image for a larger version:

The stage was right in front of SF City Hall:

Before the rally:

Pro-Life young women and girls leading the Walk for Life West Coast:

A family at the end of the Walk:

What a great dad!

You can see more of Ray's work on the Pro-Life Photography Flickr page.