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March

5,

2004

AROUND THE DIOCESE FIGHTING FOR LIFE

Allegation cause of priest's

Author to speak on Catholic Church s

removal

stand against death penalty

GREENSBORO

Church's position on tlie death penalty Church will be presented at St. Pius

X

March

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-

MURRAY

E.

stated the letter.

CHARLOTTE — Parishioners of

communities to act to abolish the death

J.

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.

learned

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merous times

KEVIN

EDITOR

cated to educating and mobilizing faith

tus at the University of

He

BY

statewide, interfaith organization dedi-

16.

James

Father Patrick Leonard accused of abuse in other diocese

Survey" and a member of People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, a

Tlie Catiiolic

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

and open

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

priate confidentiality."

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Percentage of Americans

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Knights of Columbus

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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

Fordham

FRIDAY,

MARCH

(part of Just St.

1-2

Second Fridays

Peter Catholic

Atrium

12

Room

FRIDAY,

pm

St.

series)

Church Annex Doors open

In addition to Fr. Koterski,

you

12

— 7:30 pm

Fr.

Room, open 7

pm

(Charlotte),

at

12:30

will hear

In addition to Fr. Koterski, you will hear

pm)

Maggi

on Actions

to

to

Take in Support of the "Gospel ofLife.

SATURDAY,

"Gospel of Life.

MARCH

(following 5:30 St.

For information,

call

St.

Louis

ince of the Society of Jesus.

He

chairs

Fordham Uni-

Department of Philosophy where he

also

"

Philosophical Quarterly. Fr. Koterski has received the Dean's

Award

for

Outstanding Undergraduate

Teaching and the Graduate Teacher of the Year

Take in Support of the

For directions to churches,

(Ph.D.

serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal International

Nadol, R.N., Diocesan Respect Life Director, speak

Maggi

S.J.

M.Div. and S.T.L., Weston School of Theology, Boston) is a priest of the Maryland Prov-

versity's

Nadol, R.N., Diocesan Respect Life Director, speak on Actions

Joseph Koterski,

University

University;

Michael Church, Gastonia

Parish Center/All Purpose

(Annex located behind the church,

off College Street.

MARCH

visit

pm

13

Mass

— 6:45 pm

in the social hall)

Eugene Church, 72 Culvern

St.,

Asheville

Award.

He

has authored and presented hundreds of

publications and papers.

Sponsored by Diocesan Office ofJustice partnership with

www.charlottediocese.org

Joseph Purello, Office of Justice and Peace, Catholic Social Services

in-

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,"

it

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Catholic Church,

St.

and Peace

Peter Catholic Church,

and St. Eugene

St.

in

Michael

Catholic Church

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