The Diocese of Des Moines
Packed Weekend: Mass, March for Life, IA Institute for Social Action
January 16, 2015
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

There's something for everyone going on this weekend! Join us Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Ambrose Cathedral for the Midwest Mass for Life celebrated by Dubuque Archbishop Michael Jackels and Bishop Pates. Then head over to the west steps of the capitol, where we'll join Iowa Right to Life for the third annual Midwest March for Life around the capitol to the Iowa Supreme Court building. We can warm up at the luncheon that follows at the Iowa Events Center, and learn more at breakout sessions after lunch. For more information, go to Iowa Right to Life's website. Sunday welcomes the Iowa Institute for Social Action at Ss. John & Paul Parish in Altoona, featuring Catholic Relief Services President and CEO Dr. Carolyn Woo. The institute continues on Monday -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- with Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register. She'll talk about the political landscape at the state and federal level. Contact the Iowa Catholic Conference for details on the institute.


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