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January 7, 2013
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This January, pray for life!

Monday, January 21 Holy Hour for LIFE at parishes across the Milwaukee Archdiocese, from 7 - 8 p.m. Prayer and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament led by deacons of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Visit www.johnpaul2center.org for the nearest participating parish.

Milwaukee Archdiocesan Respect Life Mass


On Tuesday, January 22nd, Archbishop Listecki will preside at the Archdiocese’s observance of the National Day of Penance and Prayer. The Archdiocesan Respect Life Mass will be held at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Whitefish Bay. Seminarians from St. Francis de Sales Seminary will lead the Rosary for Life at 6:30pm, followed by Mass at 7:00 pm. A reception will follow. Come join in fellowship with Catholics from around the Archdiocese as we pray in penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion and for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life. Please click here for an informational flyer.


Tuesday, January 22 at parishes across the Milwaukee archdiocese from
7 - 8 p.m. Prayer and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament led by deacons
of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Visit www.johnpaul2center.org for the nearest participating parish.


40th annual March for Life - A few spots still open!

March for LifeJoin pro-life Wisconsinites and 400,000 people from around the nation to mark the anniversary of the deadly Roe v. Wade decision.

The annual March for Life will be held Friday, January 25, in Washington, D.C. Pro-Life Wisconsin's buses will be leaving on Wednesday, January 23, and returning Sunday,January 27.

The cost for the trip, including travel to and from Washington as well as hotel accommodations (four to a room) is $275. Call Pro-Life Wisconsin at 262-796-1111 to register. Register NOW to guarantee a seat! Download form here.


English Catholic bishop endorses 'prophetic' Humanae Vitae

From LifeSiteNews:
Philip Egan, the recently appointed Catholic bishop of Portsmouth in England has made history in English Catholicism by becoming perhaps the first member of the episcopate in decades to publicly endorse the Church’s teaching on contraception, calling it a “prophetic” papal doctrine. In a pastoral letter dated December 30, the Church’s feast of the Holy Family, Egan brought up a “very challenging and controversial” subject: “that sexual intercourse is an integral act for love and for life, and that these two aspects of sexuality – love and life - cannot be divorced.”

“Humanae Vitae was a prophetic document,” Egan wrote. In it, Paul VI warned of “catastrophic consequences” if the dual purposes of sex in marriage were to be separated: the procreation of children and the unity of the spouses.   Now, “45 years on,” Egan wrote, “we can see what he meant in such things as the reduction of sex to a leisure activity, the trafficking of people for prostitution and pornography, broken family relationships, and the explosion of addictive behaviors leading to despair, shame, and guilt.”

Egan wrote that the way to “lasting happiness and fulfillment” lies in developing a “mature and fully integrated sexuality,” as a single person or a married couple, which involves a life-long struggle and “apprenticeship in self-mastery.”

Read the rest here.


Join us for our Day at the Capitol in Madison

Join Pro-Life Wisconsin for our 2013 Day at the Capitol! Featuring Gualberto Garcia Jones of Personhood USA. Legislative leaders will address the group followed by a session on issues challenging the state and what individuals can do to advance the pro-life cause in Wisconsin. At noon we will walk to the Capitol and meet our representatives to discuss issues favorable to life and the family.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Monona Terrace in Madison
8-9 a.m. Check-in
9 a.m. Sit-down breakfast & Speakers
Noon Capitol visits

Click here to register online or download a flier. You MUST pre-register in order to attend.

Pro-life news wrap-up

Tom Monaghan Wins Against HHS Mandate (from CardinalNewmanSociety Blog) - click here to read more.


Affiliate Activities

PLW Wausau area - Pro-Life Rally at St. Mary's Oratory, 325 Grand Ave, Wausau on Sunday, January 20.
11:30 a.m. Outdoor Life Chain with signs. Prayer service inside and outdoors.
2:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Talk - TheWisconsin Personhood Amendment: Equal Protection for all by Matt Sande, Director of Legislation, PLW

40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Saturday, January 12, 2013

Join us for 15 Decades of the Rosary from 11 a.m. - Noon  on the State Street steps of the State Capitol in Madison followed by Pro-Life Potluck and Program 12:15 - 3 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church basement (404 E. Main St., Madison, WI) featuring, Jerry Schmutte, "Planned Parenthood's Agenda." Sponsored by Pro-Life Wisconsin, Vigil For Life Madison, and Diocese of Madison.
For those who can NOT pray outdoors at the Capitol that day:
Please pray 15 Decades of Rosary INDOORS at St. Patrick Church from 11-noon In case of inclement weather, we will ALL pray INDOORS at St. Patrick Church. Questions? Contact Bette - 608-358-5963 or info@vigilforlife.org

PLW Racine Area has a prayer vigil every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m until noon at the Racine Planned Parenthood (832 Main St.) All are welcome to join with your presence or your prayers.

PLW Juneau County meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Hatch Public Library Community Room in Mauston at 7 p.m.

PLW Walworth County will again begin their Monday prayer vigils at Planned Parenthood in Delavan in April. Contact Phil Cullen at 262-742-3299 for more information.

PLW Marathon County prays the Rosary monthly on a Saturday at 10:45 a.m. Please call Ron Putzer at 715-842-5368 to confirm the date.

PLW Fond du Lac County prays in front of Planned Parenthood (333 N Peters Ave, Fond du Lac) on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For information call Ann at 920-921-6062 or Julie at 920-923-0437. A pro-life Rosary is also said Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. before the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Church ( Marquette St. at E. Merrill Ave,Fond du Lac.)

Vigil for Life - PLW Dane County has a perpetual presence on the sidewalks in from of Madison's Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin Road.) Each day that Planned Parenthood is open for business, at least two people will be scheduled to be present on the sidewalk. Mon.-Wed. (9 a.m.-11 a.m.), Thurs. (1 p.m. - 6 p.m.), and Fri. (1 p.m.-3 p.m.) Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for these two hour shifts, especially on a monthly basis. Click here to view the online scheduling calendar or contact Elizabeth Weisshaar at info@vigilforlife.org.

PLW Milwaukee County gathers Saturday mornings at the Affiliated abortion center (1428 N. Farwell, Milw.) from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Sidewalk counselors are needed! If you can come pray or counsel women, contact Peggy Hamill at 262-796-1111 ext. 11 or email info@prolifewisconsin.org.

Sheboygan County Pro-Life Outreach
prays in front of Planned Parenthood (2108 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan) every Thursday from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. For more information call Sarah at 920-452-2759 or Shannon at 920-457-8422.

PLW Outagamie County invites you to love your preborn neighbor as yourself, by going out to the places where abortions are sold and committed. Please plan to come and sidewalk counsel (beside the driveway), pray and witness with signs at Planned Parenthood Appleton North (3800 N. Gillett St.)

PLW Kenosha has consecrated our fight against Planned Parenthood to Jesus through Mary. You are invited to pray Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood (Roosevelt & 36th Ave.) Please come pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other prayers with us. For more information, contact Karie Kinzler at kakinzler7@yahoo.com or call her at 262-646-0301.


Courtesy announcements

Wednesday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. in Chippewa Falls. Mark the 40th Anniversary of the infamous Roe v Wade decision, by hearing the testimony of someone who has lived the nightmare of legalized  abortion. Katie Stelter will be telling her story at the Heyde Center, 3 S High Street, Chippewa Falls. This event will be filmed and eventually be included in a pro-life DVD. Please help us fill the auditorium! The story begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. and is about 25 minutes long. Due to the emotional nature of her talk, it may not be appropriate for children under 16 years old. Refreshments will be available afterwards. Questions? Contact: Matt Elstran 715-720-1136 or info@stayatthehideaway.com

Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Vigils

  • Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in Wisconsin Rapids on 8th Street by the Shopko mall to pray for the closing of Planned Parenthood. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. in Winona, MN in front of Semcac, and abortifacient delegate of Planned Parenthood. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. in La Crosse in front of Options(corner of Caledonia and St. Paul Streets. Questions? Contact Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Stevens Point in front of the strip mall next to Family Video to pray for the closing of Family Planning Health Services. Questions? Contact Jen Dunnett at 715-340-2779 or via email vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

  • Fridays in Madison -12:10 p.m. mass at St. Patrick followed by prayer and counseling at Planned Parenthood on Orin Road (around 12:50 p.m.)Around 4 p.m., driving to Holy Redeemer for holy hour and optional dinner. Questions? Contact Will Goodman at 608-698-7443 or Jen Dunnett at vitapretiosa@gmail.com.

at All Saints Catholic Church there is a Rosary for life ar the church's monument for the unborn after the 5:15 p.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome.

Thursdays in Kenosha
at St. Mary's Catholic Church (7307 40th Ave.) there is an 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Rosary procession to nearby Planned Parenthood. For more information call Monica at 262-515-3132 or Laura at 262-358-0705.

Thursdays from 6-6:30 p.m.in West Bend The pro-life group at St. Frances Cabrini Parish meets at Planned Parenthood (532 Shepherd's Drive on the west end of town about 1 1/2 miles west of Hwy. 45 and W. Washington St.-a.k.a. Hwy. 33. It's in a mall on the north side of the street.
 

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