St. Michael-St. Peter to host educational series

   During Advent, the Church of St. Michael-St. Peter in Syracuse will offer a three-week educational series focusing on the Church’s pro-life teachings.
   The series will be held Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at the church, 4782 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Deacon Greg Cross will preside at the Liturgy of the Hours from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; topic presentations, discussions and question-and-answer sessions will follow in the church basement from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  
December 2: Catholic pro-life teachings: What is the Church thinking?
Presenter: Father Mark P. Kaminski, St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church, Utica
   • Why do Catholic pro-life teachings seem to defy conventional wisdom?
   • If the Church is opposed to abortion, why doesn’t she promote contraception?
   • Why does the Church want to stop life-saving stem cell research?
   • Why no capital punishment? Whatever happened to “an eye for an eye”?
December 9: Project Rachel: The Church’s post-abortion healing ministry
Presenter: Lisa Hall, Diocesan Director of Project Rachel, Diocese of Syracuse
   • Does the Church care about those who have been affected by abortion?
   • Does the Church recognize the unresolved spiritual and emotional issues involved?
• Can Project Rachel assist the various members of a hurting family?
December 16: Theology of the Body: John Paul II’s vision of sexuality, marriage and family life
Presenter: Sharon Flanagan, Theology of the Body Educator, Diocese of Syracuse
   • Does the Church have anything positive to say about sex?
   • What is the purpose of married and celibate vocations?
   • Why were we created male and female?
   The series is free to attend and no registration is required. For more information, contact Rick Wozniak at (315) 492-0716.

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