Local/National Faith Briefs

Catholic Daughters to meet Monday; will have guest speaker

The Catholic Daughters of Americas will have its monthly meeting on Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 pm. Mass. A light lunch will be served, then a guest speaker: Megan Meier “What you need to know!” She will speak about sex trafficking: where to report, signs, what it looks like, have awareness, knowledge, and hopefully prevention of this crime, followed by a Q & A session. The public is welcome.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays seminar scheduled

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, nondenominational, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The seminar will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in Holy Redeemer Church gathering area, 503 W. Lyon St., Marshall.

The seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death. Topics to be discussed include dealing with hard-hitting emotions, what to do about traditions, how to survive social events, and where to find comfort and strength.

Those who attend may purchase a $5 Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season.

For more information, call Gerri at 532-9218 or rectory at 532-5711

Utah governor defends Jewish Democrat against political ad

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert defended a Democratic Utah House member after the Republican challenger sent out a mailer insinuating that the incumbent does not back religious freedom.

Todd Zenger said in the ad that he is the only candidate for the state House district who stands for “the free exercise of religion, conscience or belief,” the Deseret News reported.

Zenger is running against four-term Rep. Patrice Arent, the only Jewish member of the state Legislature.

The Republican governor tweeted Monday a photo of him and Arent, saying the Democrat is a “wonderful person who respects others’ points of view.”

“Having worked with Patrice Arent over the years, I can say that while we don’t agree on every topic, I have always appreciated her dedication to preserving freedom of religion and conscience,” Herbert wrote in the tweet.

Zenger in the mailer also quotes a Book of Mormon scripture, saying please vote “in memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives and our children.”

In a statement, Arent said she was “truly disappointed” that Zenger suggested that he stands for religious freedom while she does not.

“Because it is well-known that I am the only Jewish legislator in Utah and very active in my religion, many people in our Jewish community are hurt and upset by Mr. Zenger’s statement,” Arent said.

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