Catholics at the Capitol gathering to be held April 10

By | March 27, 2013

Experts from around the state will be on hand to examine issues that advance the common good and will offer suggestions on how to engage in effective advocacy.

Bishop Peter F. Christensen of Superior will provide a keynote address on reclaiming the common good in the Year of Faith. During the afternoon general session, a panel of bishops and lay faithful will discuss how Catholic values can advance the common good in a way that persuades citizens in a diverse society.

“Catholics at the Capitol gives Catholics a unique opportunity to actively engage their elected officials and see firsthand the impact their advocacy has on policy makers,” said WCC executive director John Huebscher. “Catholics come together to pray, learn about key policy issues and make personal contact with public officials and staff.”

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. The day’s events start with a prayer service at 9:15 a.m. Following the afternoon general session at 3:25 p.m., participants are encouraged to walk to the State Capitol to meet with their legislators.

Deadline for registration is Monday, April 1. For those who register in advance, the registration fee is $37 for non-students and $12 for full-time students. Same-day registration is $47 for all non-students.

For more information, call the Wisconsin Catholic Conference at (608) 257-0004, or visit the WCC’s website, www.wisconsincatholic.org.

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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