Madison Catholic Herald
Pro-life rally in Madison to be held Jan. 31 Print
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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON — Pro-life groups from around the state will hold a rally and march on Saturday, Jan. 31, to protest the plans by University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UWHC) and Meriter Hospital to perform late-term abortions at the jointly operated Madison Surgery Center.

The rally will start at 12:15 p.m. on the 700 block of State St. (Library Mall). After the rally, the group will march to the clinic at 1 S. Park St.

The UWHC Board is expected to vote on the late-term abortion plan on February 4. Organizers of the rally and march say the hope is “to show the board that the people of Wisconsin do not want to turn a fine medical facility into a center for killing and dismembering pre-born children,” and that it may be the “last, best shot to stop these plans.”

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Supporting 'life always' at Edgewood High Print
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Written by Kat Wagner, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON — A group of students from Edgewood High School (EHS)were among the tens of thousands who gathered in Washington, D.C., on January 22 for the 36th annual March for Life, reflecting a growing awareness at the school for the need to address the issues of respect for life.

“It’s important for us to be faithful citizens and to advocate for life and fairness,” said Tonya Bubolz, a religious studies teacher at EHS and a moderator of two relatively new activities at the school dedicated towards raising awareness of life issues.

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Winter market and brunch at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Print
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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON -- The Church Center for Land and People (CCLP) will be serving up a winter market and brunch at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 602 Everglade Dr., Madison, on Saturday, Jan. 31.

A Winter Farmers' Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring local products such as cheeses, meats, potatoes, goat milk soap, and woolen goods.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will also be a delicious brunch, prepared by Barbara Wright from The Dardanelles Restaurant, using local Wisconsin farmers' products. Suggested brunch donation: adults $10; youth (5 to 13) $4; families $25; children under 5 are free.

For more information, contact Jennifer Ludtke at 608-833-2600 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A portion of the brunch proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Lussier Community Education Center, and MOM Food Pantries.

A portion of each farm produce purchase will benefit the Harvest of Hope Farm Crisis Fund, which serves farm families throughout rural Wisconsin.

The public is invited to come meet and support local farmers and buy and eat nutritious locally grown farm products -- helping sustain local farming communities in tough times -- by eating well in good company.

CCLP was begun during the 1980s farm crisis and remains to this day an active outreach partner with faith communities throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, including the Diocese of Madison.

If your parish or school is interested in hosting a Winter Farm Market and Brunch, call Tom Nelson, diocesan rural life coordinator, at 608-821-3093, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
A transcendental movement Print
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Written by Ben Emmel, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

The scene here in Washington Thursday seemed familiar — thousands of Americans gathered on the Capitol Mall, having traveled far distances to rally together and send a message to the nation. The faces in the crowd were young and old, filled with a sincere hope for the future but ready to bring change to society.

But this was not a rally for a newly-elected president, nor were all gathered for an historic inauguration. Instead, the 250,000 people gathered in the nation’s capitol commemorated a darker moment in American history: Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. This March for Life was a gathering in support of the unborn, the elderly, and all those in danger of an unnatural death.

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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

Young adults from Madison

A group of young adults from the Diocese of Madison, accompanied by Susanna Herro, far right, director of the diocesan Office of Justice and Pastoral Outreach, carry the diocesan banner at the March for Life on January 22 in Washington, D.C. (Contributed photo)

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