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Allegation cause of priest's
Author to speak on Catholic Church s
stand against death penalty
Church's position on tlie death penalty Church will be presented at St. Pius
Megivern, professor emeriNorth Carolina at Wilmington, will speak on the Church's historic and theological approach to the death penalty. The event is sponsored by St. Pius Church's Justice and Peace Ministry as part of its Lenten series. Megivern, a nationally recognized expert on capital punishment, has given similar presentations on this topic nu-
stated the letter.
CHARLOTTE — Parishioners of
communities to act to abolish the death
John Neumann Church recently why their former parochial vicar was removed from service. A letter from the Order of St. St.
penalty in North Carolina.
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cated to educating and mobilizing faith
tus at the University of
statewide, interfaith organization dedi-
Father Patrick Leonard accused of abuse in other diocese
Survey" and a member of People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, a
Augustine's provincial office read at Masses Feb. 28-29 revealed that an allegation of sexual abuse involving a minor against Augustinian Father Patrick Leonard dictated his removal from the parish in September 2003. "Father Leonard left St. John's for immediate evaluation and treatment following an allegation that was brought to the attention of our
James Megivern will speak Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in St. Pius X Church's Kloster Center, 2210 N. Elm St., Greensboro. The event is free
in the past fi\'e years.
more Joe Bauer at
to the public. For
information, contact (336) 272-4681.
author of the book "The Death Penalty: An Historical & Theological is
Father Leonard was a priest in good standing when he came to the Diocese of Charlotte in 1998. No allegations of any wrongdoing have been made against him during his service to the diocese.
"While the matter was under vestigation,
"Our struggle these matters is to preserve the values of truth and safety with approvolved," said the letter. in
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Knights of Columbus
Noted Jesuit Philosopher Rev. Joseph Koterski, Ph.D. will speak at 3 locations on
Pope John Paul II's "Gospel of Life"
REV. JOSEPH KOTERSKI, PH.D. Chair, Philosophy Department
(part of Just St.
Church Annex Doors open
In addition to Fr. Koterski,
— 7:30 pm
Room, open 7
In addition to Fr. Koterski, you will hear
Take in Support of the "Gospel ofLife.
"Gospel of Life.
(following 5:30 St.
ince of the Society of Jesus.
Department of Philosophy where he
Philosophical Quarterly. Fr. Koterski has received the Dean's
Teaching and the Graduate Teacher of the Year
Take in Support of the
For directions to churches,
serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal International
Nadol, R.N., Diocesan Respect Life Director, speak
M.Div. and S.T.L., Weston School of Theology, Boston) is a priest of the Maryland Prov-
Nadol, R.N., Diocesan Respect Life Director, speak on Actions
Michael Church, Gastonia
Parish Center/All Purpose
(Annex located behind the church,
off College Street.
— 6:45 pm
in the social hall)
Eugene Church, 72 Culvern
has authored and presented hundreds of
publications and papers.
Sponsored by Diocesan Office ofJustice partnership with
Joseph Purello, Office of Justice and Peace, Catholic Social Services
was the judgment of
our province not to disclose any information publicly that was false or potentially harmful to persons in-
Augustinian provincial last fall concerning Father Pat's ministry years ago in another diocese,"
Peter Catholic Church,
and St. Eugene