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Around the Diocese 10.30.14

Presentation at St. Pius V Church

PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V Church, 55 Elmhurst Ave., is hosting a presentation by Michael Lavigne, entitled “Following the Saints: Leading Others to Friendship with Jesus Christ,” on Saturday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m., in the church hall. Lavigne serves as the senior associate to the Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Boston. The hall is handicapped accessible. Call 751-4871, extension 122, for more information.

Political abuse a challenge to …
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” This so-called separation of church and state has often been invoked in attempts to eradicate religious expression from public life. We witnessed an example of this in Rhode Island in 2012 when the United States District Court ruled that a long-standing religious banner was to be removed from a public high school because it violated the First Amendment.
Assisted suicide deprives loved ones of …
Twenty-nine year old Brittany Maynard plans to commit suicide on November 1. In January she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and told she had six months to live. Soon after, Maynard and her husband decided to move to Oregon, one of the states that allow physician assisted suicide.
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