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Governor signs abortion insurance ban into law Print E-mail
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Written by Pam Payne   
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Governor Scott Walker has signed Assembly Bill 128 into law as 2017 Wisconsin Act 91.

The act bans abortion coverage in public employee insurance policies by prohibiting Wisconsin’s Group Insurance Board from entering into any contract with respect to a group health insurance plan or providing a group health insurance plan on a self-insured basis if, with certain exceptions, the plan provides abortion services to state employees under the Wisconsin Retirement System.

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Catholic and Lutheran bishops to hold service commemorating Reformation anniversary Print E-mail
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Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MILWAUKEE -- On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Roman Catholic bishops of Wisconsin will join with the bishops of Wisconsin's Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) at a service commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The joint service will be one of reconciliation and witness, focusing on 50 years of sustained and fruitful Lutheran-Catholic dialogue.

Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee, Bishops Robert Morlino of Madison, David Ricken of Green Bay, William Callahan of La Crosse, and Auxiliary Bishops Jeffrey Haines, James Schuerman, and Emeritus Richard Sklba, all of Milwaukee, and the Very Reverend James Tobloski, representing Bishop James Powers of Superior, will lead the service.

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Wisconsin bishops respond to termination of DACA Print E-mail
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Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Catholic bishops of Wisconsin have issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announced termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program six months from now:

“The bishops of Wisconsin affirm their support for the continued protection of youth under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Most of the nearly 8,000 DACA Wisconsinites, who are among almost 800,000 DACA young adults nationwide, know no other home than the U.S., having been brought here in their youth through no choice of their own.

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