Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Back to basics

Long-time Michigan roadside Nativity scene resurrected
A woman stops to pray beside the life-size outdoor creche in Chicago's Daley Plaza Nov 24. CNS / Karen Callaway, Catholic New World.
Catholic News Agency reports that a 67-year-old tradition of placing a Nativity scene on a public median in Warren, Mich., has been re-established after a four-year legal battle involving the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

“John Satawa was persistent enough to follow through,” CNA was told Dec. 17 by Richard Thompson, president of Thomas More Law Center, which represented Satawa, the crèche’s caretaker.

Satawa is “an individual citizen who was not going to disappear silently into the night, but was going to fight the decision of the road commission to maintain this tradition that had been going on since 1945,” Thompson said.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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