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Starts Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 6:00 PM for 120 minutes


Location: SS Peter & Paul Cathedral in Philadelphia.

Area Catholics and other people of faithwill vigil for health care for all on Saturday, September 19,at SS Peter & Paul Cathedral in Philadelphia. People willcall on Cardinal Rigali to withdraw his opposition to real health care reform.Vigilers will gather at 1 p.m. across from the Philadelphia Free Library for a procession to the Cathedral.

TheU.S. Conference of Catholic Bishopshas a 30-yearhistory of lobbying for universal health care, which the bishops have called "a fundamental issue of human dignity and life."However, Cardinal Rigali, along with a few other U.S. bishops,is joining with Right-wing Republican fringe groups determined to stoplegislation that would bring health insurance to millions and millionsof uninsured Americans.

The vigil will call on Cardinal Justin Rigali, head of theCatholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, to withdraw his opposition to legislation that would create real health care reform. We call on Cardinal Rigali, instead, to stand with the millions of uninsured Americans by demanding Universal Health Care for All.

The procession to and vigil at the Cathedral will follow the Town Hall Meeting at the Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine St.), where Wendell Potter,former Chief of Corporate Communications of CIGNA, will speakabout the injustices of the private health insurance industry.The Town Hall Meeting will begin at 11 a.m.

You areasked to gatherat1 p.m. in the park just across from the Library's main entrance and from there to process to the steps of the Cathedral.The Cathedral,located at 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, is the center of one of the largestRoman Catholic dioceses in the United States.

Stand for justice at the steps of the Cathedral: Support Health Care for All!

Sponsors: Catholic Peace Fellowship, House of Grace Catholic Worker, Philadelphia Catholic Worker, St. Vincent de Paul's Peace & Justice Ministry , and Brandywine Peace Community (list still in formation)
For more information: 610-544-1818, e-mail: brandywine@juno.com


Organization: Brandywine Peace Community

Directions: SS Peter & Paul Cathedral in Philadelphia.

Contact Info: Rob Kall (rob@opednews.com) 610-544-1818

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 


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