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Catholics at the Capitol to be a day of prayer, formation, and advocacy

Coat of ArmsGREEN BAY, Wis. (Apr. 9, 2019) – The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) joins several Catholic organizations in hosting Catholics at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis. Convened in the spring of each new legislative session (odd numbered years), the event will help attendees understand the legislative process, enhance advocacy skills, and network with other Catholics from across the state.
 
Geared toward those interested in learning more about Catholic social teaching and the principles that guide Catholic public policy engagement, the day includes presentations addressing hunger and poverty, criminal justice, homelessness, immigration, health care, and more.
 
“We’re very excited to be a part of Catholics at the Capitol this year as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference,” said Peter Weiss, living justice advocate for the Diocese of Green Bay. “As Catholics, we are called to put our faith into action and this event serves as a witness for some of the dynamic ways Catholics are living their faith today, while also providing inspiration to find new and creative ways to serve our communities as Christ taught us.”
 
The event includes a continental breakfast, morning general session with keynote address, breakout sessions, and lunch. Following lunch, participants will travel to the State Capitol for a presentation about the 50th anniversary of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference and a prayer service.  All are encouraged to visit with their legislators at the Capitol until approximately 2 p.m., when the day’s events will conclude.
 
Keynote speakers Vincent Noth and Samantha Vosters of Milwaukee’s Riverwest Food Pantry will present “Communities of Generosity: Food, Faith & Fellowship” and reflect on the pantry’s mission, which includes the corporal works of mercy, attention to the structural causes of poverty, and daily prayer.
 
The advance registration deadline is Monday, April 22, 2019, with a cost of $40 for non-students and $12 for full-time students. After April 22, registration is $50 for non-students. Cost includes continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, please visit www.wisconsincatholic.org or call the WCC at 608-257-0004. Details on how to arrange meetings with legislators, as well as other important information, will be provided in the registration confirmation packet.

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As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.

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