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Annual March for Life takes place in Chicago Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
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Participants in Chicago’s March for Life lead 6,000 people down Dearborn Ave. on January 14. The annual events marks the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion in all 50 states. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Hand warmers? Check.

Multiple layers of clothing? Check.

Pro-life signs? Check.

Love? Double check.

As buses from all over Wisconsin and the Midwest headed toward Chicago on January 14, its passengers were well prepared for their mission that day.

They, along with 6,000 fellow pro-lifers, were heading to the annual March for Life, held every year, since 2005, near the anniversary of the January 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in all 50 states.

The theme of this year’s march was, “Love saves lives”.

Pro-Life Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to the care and protection of the most vulnerable persons in our society, sponsored seven buses that left from different parts of the state.

One bus departed from the east side of Madison in the morning.

The nearly 40 passengers were a wide range of ages.

Eighteen-year-old Phoebe Atkinson from Edgewood High School in Madison was no stranger to Marches for Life in Washington, D.C. -- held every year since 1974 -- and other cites in the U.S., but it was her first time going to the march in Chicago.

“Once didn’t solve the issue, so we’re going to march until it is solved,” Atkinson said. She called marching for life an important cause, adding, “It’s just one day out of our entire year.”

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Father Schroeder leaves diocese to work at Vatican Print E-mail
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Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Fr. Tait Schroeder will soon be leaving the Diocese of Madison to work at the Vatican.

“I have mixed emotions,” he said in an interview. “It’s an honor for me and the diocese, but I will miss family, friends, and parishioners I’ve gotten to know.”

Father Schroeder is leaving his position as judicial vicar in the Diocese of Madison and pastor of St. Peter Parish in Ashton and St. Martin of Tours Parish in Martinsville.

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St. Vincent de Paul holds Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- For good health, school or work success, and general well-being, the warmth and comfort of a good night’s sleep matters to everyone.

But not everyone in our community has a clean, warm blanket to call his or her own this winter, so the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Dane County is holding its 26th annual Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive to collect thousands of donated new and gently used clean blankets and other bedding to give away to families and individuals living in low-income households.

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Bishop Morlino celebrates Candlemas with Pontifical Mass at the Throne Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- On Friday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m., Bishop Robert C. Morlino will celebrate Candlemas with a Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the chapel of the Holy Name Heights in Madison (aka Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center), 702 S. High Point Rd.

The music will be Gregorian Chant and polyphonic motets. There will be the traditional blessing of candles and a procession. The rites are in the Church's ancient, traditional form of the Roman Rite. Blessed candles will be available.

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