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Catholic Courier Diocese of Rochester, NY January 2018




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On the cover

Pro-lifers gather in Washington, D.C., in January 2017 for the annual March for Life. See page 3 for details on the Diocese of Rochester's plans to partici- pate in the 2018 March for Life on Jan. 19. (CNS photo by Leslie E. Kossoff)

Papal plans for 2018

Trips, support of migrants eyed - 4

Fr. Frederick Bush, 91

Led Holy Spirit, Penfield, for 30 years - 6

Fr. Richard Shatzel, 74

Loved people, history, music - 6

Making a case for life

In debates, win hearts and minds - 7

Love, light, salvation

Jesus' birth offers these things today - 8

Joining God and man

Bible's journeys bring them together - 9

Making Christmas merry

Appeal aids families at the holidays - 10

Kids' Chronicle

Samuel anoints David as Israel's king - 11

WASHINGTON - March for Life organiz- ers announced in a Dec. 6 briefing a tentative group of speakers, a theme and other details for a Jan. 18 conference and expo and Jan. 19 march and rally in Washington. "Love Saves Lives" is the theme of the 2018 march, said Jeanne Manci- ni, president of March for Life, adding that the group also wants to focus on the sacrifice involved with bringing life into the world but also in the interactions with one another. One of the speakers who will talk about that during the event is Pam Tebow, mother of former football player Tim Tebow, said Mancini. "Her story for choosing life for Timmy is beau- tiful," Mancini said. Te- bow's doctors told her she had to have an abortion to save her own life, but she refused and delivered a healthy boy. Another person who will share her story is Kelly Rosati, a March for Life board member, who has adopted four children previously in foster care, Mancini said. She said the organiza- tion also wants to provide a focus for the work done by pregnancy centers and maternity homes that help women who find them- selves in an unplanned pregnancy. "Those homes are to- tally about providing re- sources for women facing unexpected pregnancies and they're often given a bad rap," she said. A day before the rally and march the March for Life organization will host a conference and an expo, as well as a session with in- structions on how to track legislators' votes and pro- vide "tools to lobby." Because the National Park Service has a re- furbishing project that makes it too expensive to be on the grounds of the Washington Monument, the noon march, the main event on Jan. 19, will be- gin instead on the Nation- al Mall between Madi- son Drive and Jefferson Drive in Washington, she said, and then will pro- ceed down Constitution Avenue. The march will head toward the U.S. Cap- itol and then proceed out- side the Supreme Court of the United States. Congressmen Dan Lip- inksi, an Illinois Demo- crat, and Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jer- sey, have confirmed their attendance, Mancini said. "The March for Life is nonpartisan, or bipartisan, we're also nonsectarian, we always try to get peo- ple from both sides of the political aisle to speak at the March for Life," she said, adding that it's not al- ways an easy task. The annual event marks the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton , that legal- ized abortion. The March for Life also has invited White House officials to speak, she said, but gave no indication of whether they would at- tend. Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the event last year. EDITOR'S NOTE: For a full list of March for Life events, visit http://march forlife.org/mfl-2018/ral ly-march-info .

Tentative march details released

Rhina Guidos/ CNS

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