Judy Barrett, a dear friend and longtime benefactor of the College who writes for the California Catholic Conference website blog, has published a beautiful reflection about Andrew Moore (’14):

Tragically, at Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California, one member of the Class of 2014 is missing. Just after completing his second year at TAC, 20 year old Andrew (Kent) Moore set out from San Francisco with other college students on a trek to Washington, D.C., in the annual Crossroads Walk Across America. Crossroads, founded in 1995, provides an opportunity every summer for students across the U.S. and Canada to walk on behalf of the unborn, praying their way across the continent with stops along the way at parish events to give witness to the sanctity of life.… In Indiana on July 20, as he walked with another student praying the Rosary for unborn babies, Andrew was struck and killed instantly by a passing motorist.

Mrs. Barrett goes on to describe a remarkable postscript to Kent’s story, which speaks to the depths of this young man’s love for unborn children and their mothers:

Only hours after learning of their son’s death, Andrew’s parents hurried to the delivery room at a local hospital for the birth of a baby born to a young mother they had taken into their home. Andrew had been instrumental in placing her with his family, convincing his parents that since he would be away for the summer with Crossroads, there was room in the family home for the pregnant young woman who needed help.

May God bless this young mother, her child, and the generous Moore family!

The College community and the Moore family will be praying for the repose of Kent’s soul at a memorial Mass on October 15. The College asks all its friends, near and far, to join us in our prayer.

Posted: September 28, 2012