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Faith Briefs for Sept. 10

CDA to meet Monday

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be having their meeting on Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Reception of our new members. Masks and social distancing are up to each individual.

Jesus Cares Ministry Bible Study plans kick-off event

Jesus Cares Ministry Bible Class of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church at 208 W. Marshall St. in Marshall is having a kick-off pizza supper in person at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the church basement. Bible study is 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jesus Cares will continue to meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month through May, except September will be the 3rd and 5th Thursdays. Any individual in the community of any age who has developmental and/or intellectual disabilities is invited to come hear the good news of Jesus Christ at your level of understanding through prayer, Bible lessons, music, and craft. You are welcome to bring family, friends, and staff. The church is fully accessible. There are also other special events throughout the year including movie night, Christmas program, and summer picnic.

For more information, contact Melanie Werner at 507-828-3798 or at mel.werner21@gmail.com. For upcoming events, “like” the Christ Lutheran Marshall Facebook Page.

MCCL Fall Tour Pro-Life Gathering

At 7:15 p.m. Sunday Sept. 19, Holy Redeemer Church will be hosting the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Fall Tour Pro-Life Gathering in Carlin Hall.

MCCL is a non-sectarian and non-partisan organization whose mission is to secure protection for innocent human life from conception until natural death through effective education, legislation and political action. David Hendrickson will be the featured speaker. This will be an opportunity to learn about the latest threats to unborn children and their mothers and what you can do to make a difference.

Police search beach for stolen Torahs that are still missing

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Police divers searched the waters near a beach with metal detectors Tuesday to try to locate missing artifacts that were stolen from a Jewish temple in August, including two handwritten Torahs.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with burglary among other charges for allegedly breaking into the Chabad of the Beaches at Temple Beth El in Long Beach in August and stealing the Torahs as well as other valuable artifacts, Newsday reported.

Rabbi Eli Goodman of the Long Beach congregation told the newspaper that the stolen Torahs were irreplaceable.

Long Beach police arrested the man last month when they found him at a beach in the town located on the southern coast of Long Island. The man was naked except for a Jewish prayer shawl and was holding a spear, the newspaper reported.

Vatican won’t say if women can vote in 2023 church meeting

ROME (AP) — Vatican officials declined on Tuesday to say if women would be able to vote on concrete proposals about the future of the Catholic Church at the end of a two-year process of consultation of ordinary faithful that Pope Francis kicks off next month.

For years, women activists and even nuns have pressed to be able to vote at Synod of Bishops meetings, which bring together the Catholic hierarchy to Rome to discuss pressing issues facing the 1.3-billion strong church.

Francis has sought to make them more inclusive, participatory and reflect on the real-world issues facing ordinary Catholics. But to date women haven’t been able to vote — not even the religious superiors who participate as representatives of the world’s 641,000 nuns.

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