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Around the Diocese 04.23.15

Sullivan Knights to hold Chopstick Auction

CENTRAL FALLS — The members of the Sullivan Council 2700 Knights of Columbus will hold their largest fundraiser of the year, the annual Chopstick Auction, on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. (although doors will open at 5:30 p.m.) at the council home, 20 Claremont St. The event will also feature raffle tables and a mystery raffle, as well as free coffee and pastry. The proceeds from last year’s event enabled the council to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and presents to those in need. For more information, call Chairman Leo Larivee at 641-3989, or co-chairman Joseph Crowe at 722-8165.

Francis Cardinal George and His …
“I expect to die in my bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.” Francis Cardinal George allegedly offered those now-famous words to a gathering of priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago. They have been quoted frequently by prophets of doom who have never been able to locate the actual text verifying the citation. In a column he wrote in 2012, Cardinal George not only acknowledged giving the quote, but also offered a clarification.
The State and the Death Penalty
The recent murder conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has sparked national attention regarding the death penalty in recent days. Due to the heinous nature of the terrorist attacks at the 2013 Boston Marathon, many have argued that capital punishment is a necessity. Bill and Denise Richard, who lost their 8-year-old son in the attack, are not among them. They have pleaded that the death penalty be taken off the table and that Tsarnaev be given a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. The Richards, who are Catholic, have not based their decision on theological grounds, but on deeply personal and psychological ones: the death penalty will generate a long series of appeals that will force them, and others, to relive the nightmare of April 2013 for years on end.
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