Pro-life bus tour stops in Madison with a message of hope
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
40 days for life bus signing
Laura Karlen, member of the Vigil for Life Board of Directors, signs the UNITED 40 Days for Life tour bus outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Madison on October 13, while holding her daughter Teresa. To view or purchase photos, go to (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- At the halfway point of the 40 Days for Life vigil to end abortion, prayer warriors in Madison got a chance to unite themselves to pro-life efforts across the country.

On October 13, the UNITED Bus Tour made a stop outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Madison’s east side.

The bus is visiting 125 cities over 40 days to bring its message of hope to the communities united in prayer during the vigil, which runs until Sunday, Nov. 6.

40 Days for Life is joined by partner organizations for the tour, such as Pro-Life Wisconsin and Madison’s Vigil for Life.

Signing the bus

As the bus rolled in and parked across the street from the Planned Parenthood facility, many of those gathered to pray and with signs supporting life at all stages walked over to sign their name to the bus.

Their signatures, along with hundreds of others from across the country, show a united effort to end abortion.

People of all ages, including entire families, signed the bus, took pictures of their signatures, and took pictures of themselves by the bus.

Following signing the bus, dozens gathered on the sidewalk outside the clinic for speakers at a prayer service.

The program was led by Steve Karlen, Waterloo resident and North American campaign director for 40 Days for Life.


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Catholic Charities sponsors sixth annual Aging Conference
Written by Mary Uhler and Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- “Positive Healthy Aging!” was the theme of the sixth annual Aging Conference sponsored by Catholic Charities Madison.

This year it was held on October 13 at the new All Saints Neighborhood Main Street and featured a keynote address, two panel discussions, breakout sessions, and exhibits.

Madison Area Food Pantry marks 17th season
Written by Dick Jones, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

First in a series on the Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens.

MADISON -- Every Saturday during the growing season, they would meet on the Capital Square in downtown Madison before 12 noon, farmers’ market gleaners seeking fresh produce the vendors didn’t sell: some fruit but mostly vegetables for food pantries serving the poor.

First in a series on the Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens.


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