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Faith Briefs for Sept. 17

St. Edward fall festival Sunday

St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota is having its fall festival Sunday. A meal will be served, which includes smoked brisket sandwich, French fries, fresh vegetable sides, dessert, beverage. Outside dining and takeout available. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults $10, children 4-12 $5, children under 3, free. There is also a raffle, silent auction, country store and candy.

MCCL Fall Tour Pro-Life Gathering

At 7:15 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Court won’t stop protests outside Michigan synagogue

DETROIT (AP) — Provocative pro-Palestinian protests outside a Jewish synagogue in Michigan are protected by the Constitution’s First Amendment, a federal court appeals said Wednesday.

The court declined to stop the demonstrations or set restrictions in Ann Arbor. The protests have occurred on a weekly basis since 2003, with people holding signs that say “Jewish Power Corrupts,” “Stop Funding Israel” and “End the Palestinian Holocaust.”

Members of Beth Israel Congregation, including some Holocaust survivors, said the protests have interfered with their Saturday worship and caused emotional distress.

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