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Who are the Crusaders?

The ‘Crusaders for Life’ is a student-led grassroots movement of pro-life youth from Chicago and beyond. Founded by a few initial members, the Crusaders are committed to educating themselves on all life issues in order to defend life with confidence and conviction.


Although not officially an organization of St. John Cantius Parish, the Crusaders originally involved youth from St. John Cantius Church (Chicago) and St. Peter’s Church (Volo). The group has since expanded to other cities including: Downers Grove, IL; Danbury, CT; and Detroit; MI. 


The Crusaders understand that the biggest tools to conquer the culture of death are prayer and love. Spreading their message in all that they do, they have become known for their spirited and joyful enthusiasm and signature yellow ‘Life Balloons’ which have become an international symbol of the joy of the pro-life movement.



Current Administration:


President: Josh Fisher

Vice-President: Edward Anderson

Secretary: Emily Streeter

Social Media: Mia Lee


Chaplain: Fr. David Yallaly, S.J.C.

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As the Crusaders for Life we work to educate ourselves on the issue of abortion so that we are better prepared to advance the pro-life cause in our schools, workplaces, and families. By fully understanding what abortion does to the unborn and their mothers and fathers, we are less likely to become numb to the fact that it happens every day by the thousands. With this understanding we try to spread the truth everywhere by participating in rallies, marches, protests, and prayer vigils. Through joy and prayer we hope to re-establish the belief that there is beauty and sanctity in every life, born and unborn, and that each life needs to be cherished and protected. - Annie Streeter


WHO: Any teens interested in getting more involved

   in the Pro-Life movement!


WHEN: The third Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m.


WHERE: Usually in the Cafe at St. John Cantius Church 

  825 N. Carpenter St. Chicago, IL 60642


WHAT: Guest Speakers, Prayer, Planning for Events, Social Time


WHY: To become an educated and effective 

    Pro-Life witness to the world!

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