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placeholder January 20, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
Weekend for life


Noon: Standing Up 4Life Rally, One Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Organizer: Rev. Walter Hoye, Issues4Life Foundation
Speakers: Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr., pastor of New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair, New Jersey, and founder of BlackGenocide.org; Rev. Bruce Rivers, leader of the Greater Exodus Baptist Church's Western Mission outreach; and Rev. Walter Moss, pastor of the Foursquare Church in Canton, Ohio.
      After the rally, a short, peaceful walk through the streets of downtown Oakland is planned.

6 p.m.: Conversation4Life dinner, St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland
Organizer: Rev. Walter Hoye, Issues4Life Foundation
Speakers: Father Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life; Star Parker, founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education; Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood employee who has become an anti-abortion activist; Janet Morana, co-founder of Silent No More; Jeff White, leader of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust; and Cecilia Chavez, a member of Holy Innocents Parish in Long Beach; and Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr.
Benefits: Issues4Life and the Gabriel Project
Tickets: $40 for adults and $20 for students available at http://issues4life.ticketleap.com/conversations4life


9:30 a.m.: Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone presiding

10:45 a.m.: Silent No More Awareness Campaign presentation, Civic Center Plaza
Organizer: www.silentnomoreawareness.org

11 a.m.: Info Faire, Civic Center Plaza
Organizer: Walk for Life West Coast, www.walkforlifewc.com

12:30 p.m.: Walk for Life West Coast Rally, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
Organizer: Walk for Life West Coast, www.walkforlifewc.com; 15 Roman Catholic bishops are expected to attend.
Speakers: Actress Shari Rigby; Grace Dulaney, founder of Agnus Dei Foundation/Lamb of God Ranch, a home for women who are choosing to place their unborn children with adoptive parents; Monica Snyder, representative of Secular Pro-Life; and Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr.
      After the speakers, the gathering will march down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza.

5 p.m.: Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo St. Friar Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv., rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno, Nevada, celebrant.


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