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AROUND THE DIOCESE
Around the Diocese 01.29.15

Theology on Tap: Catholic Spirituality from Dating to Marriage

PROVIDENCE — On Thursday, February 12, the Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry will sponsor a Theology on Tap for young adults in their 20s and 30s at Costantino’s Venda Bar and Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave. The event will begin with fellowship at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7:30 p.m. by Keith and Lisa Kline, coordinators of Family Ministry at St. Philip Parish, Greenville, and coordinators of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015. This husband and wife team will give witness to how prayer practices can grow from dating to marriage, to prayer as a family. Practical ways to pray as a young adult and a Q & A session will be included. There is no charge for this event. Must be 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages. For more information contact Michael Aoyama, at mjpaoyama@dioceseofprovidence.org or 278-4646.

EDITORIAL
Selective Liberty
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded in 1920 “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties” due to all in the United States. Recently, the Rhode Island Affiliate of the ACLU took issue with the Providence Police for videotaping protesters. Such videotaping is an established practice in law-enforcement and often the only recourse police have when peaceful demonstrations turn violent. The ACLU has indicated that journalists and protesters have a right to record such demonstrations, but that this First Amendment right somehow should not extend to the police because such taping might be construed as “intimidation.”
EDITORIAL
Battle for Integrity
It was early in the New England Patriots’ 2007 season when coach Bill Belichick and the Pats were disciplined for videotaping an opposing team’s defensive signals. The ensuing controversy, which came to be known as “Spygate,” cast a dark shadow over the organization’s reputation…but certainly not over its effectiveness. The Pats went on to finish the season undefeated and nearly won the Super Bowl. Their record in the years following “Spygate” has been even more impressive than the period in which they were believed to be taping other teams’ signals.
Without a doubt
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