On Sunday evening, ACU Lighthouse took part in a annual nationwide, pro-life demonstration known as LifeChain. The demonstration on campus was one of three which occurred in Abilene, said Kevin Pantoja, junior, management, finance and accounting major from Roscoe, Texas and president of ACU Lighthouse.
“It’s a silent prayer and protest event where people all over the country gathered from 2:00 – 3:30 PM,” Pantoja said. “It’s the first time, to my knowledge that this has happened at ACU.”
Pantoja hopes to increase awareness about ACU Lighthouse among students in coming years through increased visibility at student organizational fairs and the hosting of more events. “One problem that I had when I was a freshman, is I thought I was the only catholic on campus,” Pantoja said. An example of this includes, hosting Bishop Micheal Sis from the Diocese of San Angelo, which includes Abilene, on November 21st.
In addition, he hopes to engage with fellow students who might not know a lot about catholicism.
“One big thing we try and do is try and get rid of negative connotations that people think of when they think of catholics.”