Monday, May 19, 2003

This one's for all the kneejerk Jesuit-bashers out there:

Jesuit to ride cross country to raise funds for Project Rachel

A Jesuit priest who teaches at Georgetown University in Washington will spend the summer bicycling from coast to coast to raise funds for post-abortion counseling offered through Project Rachel.Father Eric A. Zimmer, an assistant professor in the communications, culture and technology program at Georgetown, planned to begin his 4,000-mile journey in Anacortes, Wash., north of Seattle, on Memorial Day, May 26, and to complete what he calls the "LifeRide" by July 20 in Washington, D.C.Averaging 80 miles a day, he will travel across the northern United States through Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, then south to Indiana, through Ohio and Pennsylvania and finally along the C & O Canal towpath from Western Maryland into the District of Columbia.,,,,

But "this is not just a fun adventure," he said in an interview with Catholic News Service before leaving for Washington state. The main purpose of the ride, he said, is to raise awareness -- and money -- for Project Rachel and the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing.

Here's the website for Fr. Zimmer's LifeRide. Very cool. Looks like he's coming straight through Fort Wayne, but I can't find anything more specific yet.