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Catholicism

Jonathan Ahl

Monsignor Richard Pricco took a job in 1977 that no one else wanted. Several priests turned down the job as Pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church and School in Macomb.

 How about a “Fortnight for Forgiveness,” an idea stemming from a few thoughts within Catholicism. First, there was news about Catholic groups’ lawsuit about a proposed government rule ensuring that employees of Catholic schools, hospitals and other non-religious companies have access to the same health insurance benefits as other corporations’ workers – including birth control (if the individual seeks it and has a doctor’s prescription). Interestingly, 182 out of 195 U.S. Catholic dioceses have not joined the suit.