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Around the Diocese 07.24.14

Healing after abortion retreat planned

PROVIDENCE – The diocese’s Project Rachel Ministry is sponsoring a one day retreat entitled “Come to the Waters of Healing,” for hope and healing after abortion on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The retreat is designed to help women hurting from a past abortion to experience the personal love and embrace of Jesus. Participants will hear stories of post abortion healing, share Scriptural stories of Jesus’ healing love, spend quiet time in prayer before God and receive sacramental reconciliation (confession) and the great gift of Jesus in the Eucharist. Pre-registration is required, and the program is limited to 12 participants. The location is confidential. The cost is $15, and checks can be made payable to Life & Family. Scholarships are available. For more information and to register, contact Project Rachel at 421-7833 ext. 218, or e-mail

Border crisis should broaden our hearts
Most of us are fairly certain about where we stand when it comes to our convictions and opinions. Whether we are Republican or Democrat, progressive or conservative, we are usually clear about what we think should be done regarding the various issues that crop up in our society and in the world.
What the Hobby Lobby decision is …
There has been a lot of debate recently in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of Hobby Lobby and religious freedom. While most of the focus has been on the legal dimension of the case, there is another dimension that demands our attention. In fact, it is what necessitated the Hobby Lobby suit to begin with: abortafacient drugs.
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