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LAST CHANCE to register for PLW's Annual Auction Dinner and 20th Birthday Celebration on Saturday!



2012 PLW Auction Dinner

Click here for complete information. Call 262-796-1111 ext. 10 to sign up or for additional information. Online registration has closed.

Seats are $50 each, and a table of 10 can be purchased for $475. PLW encourages you to buy a table and invite your pastor, deacon, seminarian, religious, and friends and family to join you to help celebrate this very special anniversary.


Next Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallies set for Saturday, Oct. 20

The next Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally will take place Saturday, Oct. 20 at noon.

This peaceful, nationwide event, the third of its kind, will protest the HHS Mandate and other attacks on religious freedom coming from the federal government, especially during this critical election year.


The first two stand up rallies were held on March 23 and June 8. Over 300 rallies were held across the country with attendance topping 125,000.

For more specific details on your local rally,
click here.

Wisconsin cities participating in the October 20 rally are:


Eau Claire

Federal Courthouse
500 South Barstow Avenue

Green Bay

Brown County Courthouse Terrace
100 S. Jefferson Street

La Crosse

Band shell in Riverside Park

Madison

Wisconsin State Capitol, State Street steps
The Capitol Square corner of West Mifflin, Carroll, and State Street

Milwaukee

Federal Building
310 West Wisconsin Avenue

Stevens Point

On the stage by Shopko and the city bus drop-off intersection of Strongs Avenue and Main Street


U.S. Catholic Bishops correct Biden on contraception mandate debate comments


From the USCCB:

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement, October 12. Full text follows:

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees:


"With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact."


This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain "religious employers." That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to "Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital," or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served.


Click here
to read more.

Nearly 200 confirmed saved babies at 40 Days for Life halfway point


Halfway through this fall's 40 Days for Life campaign, an incredible 198 babies have been saved--and those are just the saves that have been confirmed. Wisconsin's campaigns have certainly helped add to that total. Milwaukee's campaign typically is among the nation's leaders for saved babies, and the Madison vigil reported a turnaround on Friday.

But while it's easier to count the number of saved babies at locations like Milwaukee and Madison, there's no doubt that the vigil is having an impact at each of Wisconsin's eight sites. For example, Green Bay's campaign recently
caught the attention of Fox 11 News. This demonstrates that prayer is just as effective at hospitals and birth control dispensaries, even if it's sometimes answered a little differently.

One of our favorite anecdotes from the sidewalks this fall came just this past weekend when the campaign leaders of the La Crosse and Stevens Point were traveling to visit friends and made a quick stop at the Madison vigil site. To their surprise, they found a bachelor party. The groom-to-be and his friends decided to make praying for an end to abortion part of their festivities!


For additional information on participating in 40 Days for Life, visit
40DaysforLife.com.

Pro-life news wrap-up

- Pregnant mom with cancer faced treatment choice for two: Read more here.

- Video: ESPN airs the story of a dad who wanted to abort his Down syndrome daughter. Read more here.


- Tragic note from 15-yr-old post-abortive mom: Read more here.

Affiliate announcements


40 Days for Life Campaigns are taking place in several locations in Wisconsin.  Prayer warriors are needed. Find locations here

Please join Pro-Life Wisconsin Racine for 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.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Juneau County
meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Walworth County prays at Planned Parenthood in Delavan, WI on most Mondays. Signs are provided. Contact Phil Cullen for info - 262-742-3299.

Pro-Life Wisconsin Marathon County prays the Rosary once a month on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Family Planning Health Services. Call Ron Putzer at (715) 842-5368 to confirm date.

Sawyer County Affiliate (Hayward) - Queen of Peace, Protector of Life - will be again offering the 'Cemetery of the Innocents' display of 400 crosses representing the thousands of daily abortions in the USA. In addition, we have a new display of fetal models consisting of 13 models, 5-35 weeks gestation and one newborn. These are professional grade, soft-touch models that can be handled, and are available all year, with or without the crosses. They're suitable for all ages. For more information call Bob Ornberg at 715-699-1287 or check out our new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bvmqp.


Pro-Life Wisconsin 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 (920) 923-0437. A pro-life Rosary is also said at 8:30 a.m. before the 9 a.m. Mass each Saturday 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 front of Madison's Planned Parenthood abortion facility (3706 Orin Road, Madison, WI 53704). Each day that Planned Parenthood is open for business (every week day), 2 people (at least!) will be scheduled to be present on the sidewalk. The times and days are as follows: Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Thursday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.; and Friday, 1pm - 3pm. Individuals or groups are needed to sign up for these 2-hour shifts, especially on a monthly basis. You may also "stop by." Those interested should click here to view the online scheduling calendar or contact affiliate leader Laura Karlen at (608) 445-2064 or email laura@vigilforlife.org.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Milwaukee County gathers regularly on Saturday mornings at the Affiliated abortion center, 1428 N. Farwell Ave. in Milwaukee, between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. SIDEWALK COUNSELORS ARE NEEDED! If you can come pray or counsel women entering the abortuary, please contact Peggy Hamill, (262) 796-1111, or e-mail info@prolifewisconsin.org for more information.

Pro-Life Wisconsin 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 on 3800 N. Gillett St.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Kenosha has consecrated our fight against Planned Parenthood to Jesus through Mary. We pray every Saturday at 11 a.m. in front of the Planned Parenthood facility, located at Roosevelt Road and 36th Avenue in Kenosha. Please come and pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and other prayers with us. For more information contact Karie Kinzler at kakinzler7@yahoo.com or at (262) 656-0301.


Pro-Life Wisconsin Rock County members daily praise and thank God for the January 13, 2012 permanent closure of the Rockford, IL abortion mill.  Chapter members meet monthly (except June, July, August) in St. Jude's Hall, Beloit, WI.  Contact Charlene Tolmie 608-362-3406 or Sister Rosalia Bauer 608-364-2830.


Courtesy announcements


The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix Students for Life will show a free screening of the movie October Baby on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Christie Theatre in the lower level of the University Union on Campus. The general public is welcome.

For Greater Glory
, the exciting movie of the Cristeros in Mexico will be shown at St. Stanislaus on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10:00 a.m. The movie is rated R because of war violence. This showing is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken. St. Stanislaus is located in Milwaukee at the intersection of 5th and Historic Mitchell Streets.

The Milwaukee Guild of the Catholic Medical Association will celebrate the
Annual White Mass and lecture on October 18, 2012 at the Basilica of St. Josaphat at 6:30 p.m. The White Mass and lecture provide a setting in which health care providers will contemplate the importance of their spiritual role in patient care. The Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee will be the main celebrant. A reception will follow the Mass in the Undercroft of the Basilica and Bishop Hying will speak at 8:00 p.m. on the Catholic Response to Suffering.

The movie
"For Greater Glory," about the loss of religious freedom in Catholic Mexico in the 1920's and the war that was fought to regain it, will be shown in Milwaukee at Sacred Heart Parish (917 North 49th Street) on Thursday, October 18 starting at 6:30pm.  Admission will be free.  This movie is pertinent today as we deal with the issue of religious freedom.  Rated "R" for violence, it is not suitable for young children.  For more information contact Liz Zeidler at (414) 771-2965.

Rachel's Vineyard - Healing the pain of abortion, one weekend at a time. Rachel's Vineyard welcomes women, men, couples and grandparents who have suffered the loss of a child. If you or someone you love is hurting after abortion, contact Mary at 608-221-9593 or email meadmt@sbcglobal.net. The next retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Madison will be held October 19 - 21, 2012 at a beautiful and private location in the country. Go to www.madisondiocese.org/rachel for more information. For retreats held in WI, the USA and around the world, go to www.rachelsvineyard.org or 1-877-HOPE-4-ME. All contact is confidential."

PRO-LIFE PICKET IN PEWAUKEE
Missionaries to the Preborn invites you to come out to speak up for our preborn neighbors in Pewaukee.
Date:    Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time:     11:30am to 1:00pm
City:        Pewaukee, WI
Location:    Capitol Dr (Hwy 190) & Pewaukee Rd (Hwy 164)

We will show the public the truth of what a baby looks like after it has been in the hands of a abortionist.  Signs will be provided. Any questions call 414-462-3399 or email defendbabies@missionariestopreborn.com


Christ King Parish in Wauwatosa will host Time for Life
, an evening of pro-life speakers featuring Bishop Don Hying and Fr. John Burns. The free event takes place at the church's South Hall (2604 N. Swan Blvd.) on Monday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. For additional information, contact Amy Grau at timeforlifeatck@gmail.com.

Rosary Rallies at the State Capitol
: Fr. Isaac Mary Relyea and Fr. Rick Heilman invite you to kneel in prayer together every Thursday evening at 7pm, at the State Street steps of the Capitol in Madison. From June 16 - November 1.


Witness for Life: Each Thursday, St. Mary Catholic Church in Kenosha will offer 8:00 a.m. Mass, followed by a Rosary procession to the nearby Planned Parenthood. St. Mary's is located at 7307 40th Avenue, Kenosha. For more information call Monica at 262-515-3132 or Laura at 262-358-0705.

The third Monday of every month
All Saints Catholic Church in Berlin says a Rosary for life at the church's monument for the unborn after a 5:15p.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome.

The pro-life group at
St. Frances Cabrini Parish meets to pray every Thursday evening from 6-6:30 p.m. at the West Bend Planned Parenthood, 532 Shepherd’s Drive, West Bend, WI. Located on the West end of town, approximately 1-1/2 miles west of Hwy 45 on West Washington Street (aka: Highway 33) in West Bend. It is in a shopping mall on the north-side of the street. We are on the sidewalk.

Holy Hour for the Unborn:
St. John the Evangelist Parish, 8500 W. Cold Spring Rd., Greenfield, Wis. We come together every fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to pray for the end of abortion. The church has 24 hours of Adoration seven days a week. Contact Kathy Knaack with questions, Kathy.knaack@gmail.com.




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