Moving the Movement pro-life tour makes stop in Mundelein

The March for Life Chicago held a Moving the Movement Tour at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein on Jan. 17, 2021. The socially distanced event had participants stay in the cars and listen to speakers who spoke from a stage on the grounds. People in cars tuned into a local radio frequency to listen to speakers. Following the event, the nearly 300 cars took part in a car procession around Mundelein. Participants also brought over 20,000 diapers that were donated to Aid for Women. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Pat McCaskey of the Chicago Bears greets participants as the emcee for the event. Participants heard from local political officials, ecumenical faith leaders, mothers and young people in the pro-life movement. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
About 300 cars filled the three parking lots of Carmel Catholic High School. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich addresses participants. He reminded participants that they gathered under the theme of “Life Unites.” “It is important for us to keep that in mind in this moment of division in society, division sometimes even in our church,” the cardinal said. “We should celebrate the fact that so much has been accomplished. We have so many young people involved in this right-to-life movement and that is a promise for future generations.” (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Youth listen to speakers on the school lawn. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Many people decorated their cars with pro-life messages. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A volunteer sorts boxes and packages of diapers that participants donated at the rally. At each tour stop organizers collected donations of diapers, which were then distributed to area crisis pregnancy centers. The goal is to collect 130,094 diapers, one for every of the 130,094 abortions in the Midwest last year. Participants at the Carmel Catholic rally donated 21,257 diapers and the total tour count as of Jan. 17 was 52,684 diapers. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Melissa Villalobos, a local mother of seven whose miraculous cure through the intercession of Cardinal John Henry Newman led to his canonization in 2019, speaks to the crowd. She shared the story of the healing that occurred during a pregnancy and encouraged participants to pray to Cardinal Newman for pregnant mothers and babies. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
People listen to speakers on the school lawn. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Many participants decorated their cars with pro-life signs. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Participants make their way out of the parking lot after the rally. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)