Artwork by Adam Olson

Artwork by Adam Olson

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States of America, by a slim (5-4) majority decision, ruled that same-sex couples can now legally “marry” nationwide.

Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable.” ~ Archbishop Kurtz, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

On June 21, 2016, the vigil of the feast day of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher,  pilgrims on bicycles left with the blessing of His Excellency William P. Callahan, OFM, Bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, from the Holy Cross Diocesan Center

Carrying family photographs and prayer intentions, the pilgrims biked across the state, giving prayerful witness to the sanctity of Marriage as a sacred union between one man and one woman.  Upon arriving at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin, these families and prayers were presented to Our Lord (through the Immaculate Heart of our Beloved Mother, Mary) at a Mass celebrated on the 1-year anniversary of this tragic, Supreme Court decision (June 26, 2016).

2019 UPDATE:  This will be our 4th consecutive year of biking this pilgrimage route.  The dates of the ride remain the same.

*Photo Credit (above):  Cj Photography