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Faith Briefs for Oct. 1

Rosary rally at HRS

The Bread of Life Area Faith Community will have an “America Needs Fatima” public rosary rally at noon Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Holy Redeemer School by the Blessed Mother statue. Everyone is invited.

Life chain Sunday in Marshall

There will be a peaceful pro-life demonstration of silent prayer and humble supplication to God on behalf of unborn babies and their mothers from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Main Street and College Drive in Marshall. Pro-life posters with prayers and hymns on the back will be provided to hold. All are welcome.

University of Colorado faces COVID religious exemption suit

DENVER (AP) — A pediatrician and a medical student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are challenging denials of their requests for religious exemptions from the school’s COVID vaccination mandate, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that administrators are judging the “veracity” of personal religious beliefs in violation of the First Amendment.

The U.S. District Court lawsuit filed by the Thomas More Society, a not-for-profit conservative firm based in Chicago, is the latest clash over a growing number of private- and public-sector vaccine mandates nationwide to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 600,000 people in the U.S.

The lawsuit argues that the medical school is arbitrarily granting religious exemptions to its vaccine requirement for all staff and students. It contends the university is approving requests that are based on organized religious beliefs that oppose vaccinations, while subjecting requests based on personal religious beliefs to “intrusive religious inquisition to test the veracity of students’ and employees’ asserted religious beliefs.”

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