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California Catholic school counts its blessings after surviving Getty Fire

By Pablo Kay Catholic News Service

CNS photo/Pablo Kay, The Angelus News

Father Paul Sustayta of St. Martin of Tours Church embraces Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Jaime Moore during All Saints' Day Mass Nov. 1, 2019. The church, as well as many of the parishioners' own homes, had been spared from the devastating Getty Fire due to the work of the firefighters. (CNS photo/Pablo Kay, The Angelus News) See GETTY-FIRE-SCHOOL-SURVIVE Nov. 4, 2019.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- For Catholics, the Nov. 1 solemnity of All Saints is a holy day of obligation, a day the faithful are obliged to receive the Eucharist as if it were a Sunday.

Students, parents and staff at St. Martin of Tours School in Brentwood had something else reminding them to thank God around the eucharistic table Nov. 1: Their church, and many of their own homes, had been spared from the devastating Getty Fire. This was their first day back at school since the fire broke out in the early morning hours of Oct. 28.

Specifically, their gratitude was directed toward Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters, who worked quickly to help evacuate families and protect homes in the Brentwood area from the fire.

"The firefighters did an incredible job getting this fire contained at a relatively fast pace, and we were able to hold it at 745 acres," explained Jaime Moore, assistant chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Moore sat in the first pew at St. Martin during the All Saints' Day Mass celebrated for students of the parish school, representing the firefighters who had spent the week working around the clock to put out the Getty Fire and help families affected by it.

But this wasn't his first time at the church. As a college student at UCLA years ago, Moore used to attend Mass there and even served as an adviser to the Brentwood parish's youth group.

"God has mysterious reasons for the things that he does, and it's almost full circle," Moore said before Mass in an interview with Angelus, the news outlet of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

When St. Martin of Tours pastor Father Paul Sustayta called Moore the night before to tell him about the Mass, the veteran fireman got a funny feeling.

"I can't help but think back to when I was a young 19-year-old, sitting in the pews as a college student, wondering and praying as to where my life would go," Moore recalled. "So, it's kind of nice to be able to come back and serve my community."

At the beginning of Mass, Moore accepted a donation of $1,000 for the fire department from the school community, as well as a thick stack of letters and richly illustrated thank-you cards from students.

"I want to thank all of you, because I know it was difficult being away from home, worrying about when you were going to get home, especially right before Halloween," Moore told the children.

Minutes later, duty called: Moore had to leave Mass early to help residents return to their homes -- some of them destroyed -- as final evacuation orders were being lifted.

One of the students affected by the fire was fifth-grader Stella Tesoriero. Her parents woke her up in the early morning hours of Oct. 28 as the wind-driven Getty Fire approached her street.

The Getty Fire burned within five houses of their home, but thanks to the quick work of firefighters (and some help from "Mother Nature," in the words of Moore), it was saved. Others were not so lucky: At least eight homes were destroyed and another five damaged, according to fire officials.

"I wasn't really panicked, because I knew the firefighters would help us," said the fifth grader whose family stayed in a hotel that week. "I was just praying that our house and everyone else's houses wouldn't burn down, and that no one would get hurt."

Principal Debbie Margoulis, who has worked at St. Martin of Tours for 27 years, said she can't recall a fire that got so close and affected so many families.

"It's been a really crazy week because we never knew when we'd be able to come back. We're just happy to be able to come back today," said Margoulis.

She was alerted to the fire by a 3 a.m. phone call from a parent. She then called the pastor and within a short time, the school's parents had all been notified of the fire and its corresponding evacuation zone, which included the school.

The principal said the school's families were quick to help one another. One parent who works at a nearby hotel reserved a block of rooms for school families to stay in that week. Margoulis and several parents opened up their homes for evacuees to stay in.

"Families got together and stayed with families who weren't evacuated, so it was really just a rallying point for the community," she said.

The principal thought it was appropriate that the children's first day back at school coincided with the holy day.

"Today's a day when we celebrate the heroic virtue of the saints, and the firefighters remind me of that," she said. "They are true heroes, and they really risk their lives to save property and lives."

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Kay is editor-in-chief of Angelus, the news outlet of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


Albany Diocese mourns loss of longtime priest who died in flash flooding

By Mike Matvey Catholic News Service

CNS photo/The Evangelist

Father J. Thomas Connery, a longtime priest of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., died tragically Oct. 31, 2019. While traveling to celebrate Mass for the people of Herkimer and Newport, Father Connery, 82, was caught up in the flash flooding in that region. He is pictured in a April, 4, 2013, photo. (CNS photo/The Evangelist) See ALBANY-PRIEST-FLASH-FLOODING Nov. 4, 2019.

ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) -- A longtime priest of the Diocese of Albany, died tragically Oct. 31, when he was caught was caught up in flash flooding on a rural road while traveling to say Mass for the people of Herkimer and Newport about 90 miles outside of Albany.

Father Thomas Connery, 82, a fixture in the diocese, was best known as pastor at Immaculate Conception in Glenville from 1990 to 2007.

"We are so saddened to learn of Father Thomas Connery's tragic death, but we know that he died as he lived -- serving the people of God without fear or concern for himself," Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger said in a statement. "Father Connery was a devoted priest who served faithfully for 56 years."

The priest "just weeks ago" had accepted a new assignment as sacramental minister for Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church in Herkimer as well as St. John the Baptist in Newport, the bishop said. "May he rest in peace, and may his family be comforted by the faith that served as Father Connery's strength and foundation throughout his life of ministry."

State Police in Herkimer reported that at approximately 10:10 p.m., Father Connery drove his 2017 Ford Fusion through the flood waters along a road in the town of Norway in Herkimer County and barely made it through, according to an eyewitness. The Times Union daily newspaper reported that troopers said the road's shoulder collapsed and the priest's car partially fell into the ravine.

Father Connery then got out his car and tried to walk back through the flood waters he had just driven through toward the eyewitness, but he lost his footing and was washed downstream, the report said. Due to the strong current, his body could not be recovered until the next day.

Father Connery was born July 26, 1937, in Troy, graduated from Mater Christi Seminary in 1957, Mount St. Mary College in 1959 and Mount St. Mary's Seminary in 1963. He was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany by Bishop William A. Scully May 25, 1963.

In 1963, Father Connery started his first assignment as assistant pastor at St. Mary's Church in Little Falls. After four years there, Father Connery spent the next eight years in Alaska. In 1967, he was assistant pastor at Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage and then became administrator in 1969. He was then administrator at St. Benedict's in Anchorage, 1971; at St. Michael's in Cordova, 1974; and at St. Paul Miki in Anchorage, 1975, before returning to Albany.

In 1977, Father Connery was named hospital chaplain at Albany Medical Center, and became pastor of St. Joseph's in Albany in 1978. In 1981, he was named pastor of St. Mary's in Little Falls; then he was pastor of Sacred Heart in Little Falls in 1986, before starting his time at Immaculate Conception in Glenville.

Father Connery also led prison retreats, chaired the advisory board for the Little Sisters of the Poor and served as chaplain to Magnificat, a women's Christian group.

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Matvey is a staff writer at The Evangelist, newspaper of the Diocese of Albany.


Death of retired Bishop Morin of Biloxi, Miss., 'a sad day' for diocese

By Catholic News Service

CNS photo/courtesy Gulf Pine Catholic

Bishop Roger Paul P. Morin of Biloxi, Miss., is seen in this undated photo. He died Oct. 31, 2019. He was 78. (CNS photo/courtesy Gulf Pine Catholic) See OBIT-MORIN Nov. 1, 2019.

BILOXI, Miss. (CNS) -- Bishop Roger P. Morin, the third bishop of Biloxi, died Oct. 31 at age 78. He was returning to Biloxi after vacationing with his family in Massachusetts and died during his flight from Boston to Atlanta, according to a diocesan news release.

Funeral arrangements were pending.

"This is a sad day for our diocese. I was shocked to hear the news," Biloxi Bishop Louis F. Kihneman III said in a statement.

"Bishop Morin was a kind and gentle man who truly embodied his episcopal motto as one who walked humbly and acted justly," he said. "When I was named bishop of Biloxi in 2016, Bishop Morin was most gracious and accommodating. I am forever grateful for his support, wise counsel and, most of all, his friendship. He will be sorely missed."

Bishop Morin was named to head the Diocese of Biloxi by Pope Benedict XVI March 2, 2009, and was installed in April at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the late Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States, and Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of Mobile, Alabama.

His episcopal motto was "Walk Humbly and Act Justly." He retired in 2016 at age 75.

A native of Dracut, Massachusetts, he was born March 7, 1941, the son of Germain J. and Lillian E. Morin. He has one brother, Paul, and three sisters, Lillian "Pat" Johnson, Elaine (Ray) Joncas and Susan Spellissy. His parents and his brother James are deceased.

After high school and college studies, he earned a bachelor's in philosophy in 1966 from St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts,, and continued theology studies at St. John's for two years of graduate school. In 1967 he went to New Orleans to work in its new summer Witness program, conducted by the archdiocesan Social Apostolate.

When he returned to New Orleans in 1968, he became director of The Center, a neighborhood social service organization run by the Social Apostolate. He enrolled at Notre Dame Seminary, studying in the evenings and on Saturdays in addition to his full-time position at The Center. He earned a master's of divinity degree in theology at the seminary.

He was ordained to the priesthood by New Orleans Archbishop Philip M. Hannan April 15, 1971, in his home parish of St. Therese in Dracut. His first parish assignment was at St. Henry Parish in New Orleans. In 1973, he was appointed associate director of the Social Apostolate and in 1975 became the director, responsible for the operation of nine year-round social service centers sponsored by the archdiocese.

Bishop Morin had a master of science degree in urban studies from Tulane University and in 1974 completed a program as a community economic developer. Bishop Morin was the founding president of Second Harvest Food Bank.

In 1978, he was a volunteer member of Mayor Ernest "Dutch" Morial's transition team dealing with federal programs and then accepted a $1 a year position as deputy special assistant to the mayor for federal programs and projects. Morial was the first African American to be elected mayor of New Orleans.

Then-Father Morin served the city of New Orleans until 1981, when he was appointed New Orleans archdiocesan vicar for community affairs, with responsibility over nine agencies: Catholic Charities, Social Apostolate, human relations, alcoholics' ministry, Apostleship of the Sea, cemeteries, disaster relief, hospitals and prisons. He was named a monsignor by St. John Paul II in 1985.

He was in residence at Incarnate Word Parish beginning in 1981 and served as pastor there from 1988 through April 2002.

One of the highlights of his priesthood came in 1987 when he directed the New Orleans Archdiocese's preparations for St. John Paul's historic visit to New Orleans. The visit involved thousands of community volunteers and coordination among national, state and local religious and political leaders.

He also coordinated the events of the bicentennial of the archdiocese in 1993. In 1995, Bishop Morin received the Weiss Brotherhood Award presented by the National Conference of Christians and Jews for his service in the field of human relations.

St. John Paul named him an auxiliary bishop of New Orleans Feb. 11, 2003; his episcopal ordination was April 22 of that year. He was vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese 2001-2009.

Bishop Morin was a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development 2005-2013, and served as chairman 2008-2010. During that time, he also was a member of the Domestic Justice and Human Development and the National Collections committees.

In 2011, Bishop Morin received the Sister Margaret Cafferty Development of People Award from the USCCB for his work with CCHD.


Update: Measure provides for respectful 'disposition' of fetal remains

By Catholic News Service

CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, celebrates Mass during the National Prayer Vigil for Life Jan. 17, 2019, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See NAUMANN-DIGNITY-ABORTED-CHILDREN Nov. 1, 2019.

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A bill in Congress to require respectful disposition of fetal remains from abortions as well as accountability from the abortion industry "is in keeping with society's treatment of all other deceased persons," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee.

In an Oct. 31 letter to lawmakers urging they support the Dignity for Aborted Children Act, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, cited the shocking discovery in September and October of fetal remains in rural Illinois on property once owned by a now-deceased abortion doctor who for many years ran clinics in nearby Indiana.

The remains of 2,246 aborted babies were found in Dr. Ulrich "George" Klopfer's home in Will County, Illinois Sept. 13. The following month additional remains were discovered in various cars Klopfer owned, and on Oct. 11 local authorities said they had determined the remains were of 165 aborted babies, bringing the total number now to 2,411.

Such actions make "people on both sides of the abortion debate uncomfortable, sad, angry," said Archbishop Naumann, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities. Every culture and religious tradition has customs and practices surrounding how to care for and dispose of the dead, he noted in his letter, which was released by the USCCB Nov. 1.

For Catholics, he said, the church has long taught that "the human body shares in the dignity of 'the image of God,' 'that our bodies are a reminder of the bodily resurrection of Jesus, and of that resurrection, which we too will experience after death, and burying the dead is taught as one of the seven corporal works of mercy."

"Other faiths and belief systems likewise promote dignified treatment of the deceased and respectful disposal of their remains," he continued, adding that health regulations, ethical guidance for medicine and science, trauma and emergency response, and religious and moral belief all point toward the need for a society to respectfully dispose of each human body.

The Dignity for Aborted Children Act was introduced in the Senate in Sept. 27 by Republican Sens. Todd Young and Mike Braun of Indiana.

It requires abortion providers dispose of the remains of unborn children just as any other human being. Failure to do so is punishable by a fine and up to 5 years in prison.

It also requires a consent form so the mother can choose to retain possession of her unborn child or allow the provider to cremate or inter the unborn child. Failure of the provider to execute these forms is punishable by civil penalty.

The measure, S. 2590, has a companion bill in the U.S. House, H.R. 4934, introduced in late October by Republican Reps. Jackie Walorski and Jim Banks of Indiana.

The Dignity for Aborted Children Act builds on the Indiana law enacted in 2016 and upheld this year by the U.S. Supreme Court that requires dignified disposition of aborted fetal remains.

"Whether you support or oppose legalized abortion, I hope you will agree that these human bodies should not be wantonly discarded as medical waste or preserved at the whim of the abortion doctor," Archbishop Naumann told members of Congress.

"Such basic courtesy is in keeping with society's treatment of all other deceased persons including cadavers, donated organs and tissues, remains that are recovered after traumatic incidents, and so on," he wrote. "As a nation, we can at least come together to ensure all human remains are treated with basic human dignity."


In court briefs, Catholic leaders urge Supreme Court to keep DACA in place

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service

CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn

A podium is seen in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Oct. 2, 2019, prior to the start of a DACA demonstration. On Nov. 12, the court will hear arguments in a challenge to the Trump administration's termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The case will affect the lives of more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. as minors without documentation. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic leaders joined more than 35 other groups that have filed friend-of-the-court briefs urging the Supreme Court to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, known as DACA.

Supporters of the program, initiated by President Barack Obama in 2012, want the high court to keep in place three separate appellate court rulings that have blocked President Donald Trump's 2017 order to end DACA. The program has protected about 800,000 young people, known as "Dreamers," who arrived in the U.S. as children with their parents but without legal documentation. Qualifying recipients have the ability to obtain a work permit, health insurance and a driver's license and, above all, they do not face deportation.

On Nov. 12, the justices will consider the three consolidated cases filed in New York, California and the District of Columbia against the program's closing. The challengers in each of these cases have argued that Trump's order to terminate DACA violated the Administrative Procedure Act, or APA, a federal law which governs the ways that federal agencies may make and enforce regulations.

Federal judges from the lower courts that have blocked ending the program have said the Trump administration needs to provide a clear explanation of exactly why the program should end.

Catholic leaders were part of two separate amicus briefs in support of DACA. One brief was filed by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Catholic Charities USA, the Catholic Health Association, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Center for Migration Studies, among others.

Another was filed by at least 20 Catholic groups joining hundreds of religious organizations. Catholics in the group included congregations of women religious and provinces of men's religious orders, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Pax Christi USA, Ignatian Solidarity Network, the Miami Archdiocese and Catholic Charities agencies in New Jersey and New York, among others.

The brief filed by the USCCB and other Catholic organizations highlighted DACA's benefits for its recipients and society at large, and it also took aim at the way the program was terminated.

"The only justification provided for rescinding DACA was a new belief that the program was unlawful," the brief said, adding that the Department of Homeland Security "failed utterly to consider and address the drastic consequences of rescission -- among them the mass-scale separation of families. This failure to consider the facts underlaying the program violates the APA, and therefore the rescission is unlawful."

It said the decision to end DACA was "arbitrary and capricious" because it "failed to consider the severe individual and social harm of family separation."

The listing of religious groups that joined in a separate brief in support of DACA took up three and a half pages. It said that "since DACA's inception in 2012, American religious communities of many faiths have supported the program as a just and compassionate response to a moral and humanitarian crisis."

It also stressed "on the basis of faith and morality" that DACA recipients should be protected and termination of the program "would cause irreparable harm and constitute a severe detriment to the public."

The brief also said the groups who were filing this plea to the high court "have firsthand knowledge of the valuable contributions to faith and community made by DACA recipients and understand all too well the harm that the termination of DACA would cause."

The brief quoted one of its own, Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York, which said: "DACA is an important first step to acknowledging and growing the human and social contributions and needs of young immigrants and of our own communities."

It also said that when the government announced its decision to end DACA in 2017, "countless religious groups and leaders released statements of condemnation."

Noting a few of the reactions in its brief, it said the USCCB called the decision reprehensible and unacceptable and "a heartbreaking moment in our history that shows the absence of mercy and goodwill."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations described the decision as a "heartless action" that would create fear and anxiety for Dreamers and their families, and the Union for Reform Judaism and Central Conference of American Rabbis said it was a "morally misguided and poor public policy."

The religious groups represented in the brief said institutions of faith have a "special interest in serving vulnerable immigrant populations." They also stressed that from their work in other parts of the world, they know that deported Dreamers "would face tremendous challenges and even physical danger."

It also spoke of the hardships the deported DACA recipients could face, based on work of Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and other countries. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Maryknoll missioners daily hear "stories of desperation from the countries to which many Dreamers might be returned," namely, poverty, starvation, extortion, sexual assault, gang violence and political oppression.

"Children raised in America knowing no other country should not have to face deportation into such conditions," the brief added.

Representing the government, the solicitor general has filed a brief arguing that DACA cannot be reviewed under an "arbitrary and capricious" standard because the choice to end DACA is at the absolute discretion of the Department of Homeland Security.

The government also explained in its brief that it had several different reasons to shut down DACA, stressing that it believed DACA violated federal law.

DACA students who spoke at a panel discussion this fall at Trinity Washington University said they have felt in limbo since the Trump administration announced two years ago that it was shutting down the program many of them have benefited from.

The student advocates expressed a combination of frustration and dogged perseverance, but they also spoke of the fear and uncertainty that weighs on them almost daily.

A decision in the case is expected by next June.

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Update: Ahead of 2020 election, campaign stresses why civility important

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service

CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters

A voter fills out his ballot in the midterm elections Nov. 6, 2018, at a polling station in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is underway to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue. (CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters) See POLITICS-CIVILITY Oct. 30, 20119.

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is underway to remind people that civility in political discussions is a virtue.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is introducing the Civilize It campaign Nov. 3 at parishes around the country. It stresses that respectful dialogue -- rather than name-calling and nasty barbs -- can occur among people with differing political views.

"In part, this campaign is really in response to the vitriol that we see in public discourse on both sides of the aisle," said Jill Rauh, director of education and outreach in the USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development.

"Civility is something that we, at least in theory, should all agree on," she told Catholic News Service. "Catholics don't always come down on the same side in terms of where they discern to be voting. But everyone should agree that we can be modeling love for neighbor and we can be modeling the example of Christ."

The date of the program's introduction is significant because it is precisely one year from the 2020 presidential election.

The idea for Civilize It originated in the Social Action Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2016. Its success in southwest Ohio caught the attention of the USCCB, which this year decided that the model, with a few tweaks, could be introduced nationwide.

Rauh said about a dozen dioceses were expected to move quickly to adopt the campaign starting at Masses Nov. 2 and 3 with others expected to follow during the next several months.

The effort also will incorporate the U.S. bishops' quadrennial document, "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship." The document remains unchanged this year, but the bishops will vote on a letter and four short video scripts to supplement it during their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 11-13.

Andrew Musgrave, director of the Cincinnati Archdiocese's Social Action Office, said he planned to alert parishes that the program is continuing for the next year. He said the effort there will build on the success of the program in 2016, which saw parishioners dozens of parishes becoming involved.

The campaign's cornerstone is a three-part pledge that individuals can take to respect civility, to root political views in the Gospel and a well-formed conscience, and to encounter others with compassion.

Personal reflection is a significant component of the program. Resources developed by Rauh's office will help guide participants in the tradition of an examination of conscience so they can better understand how they can respond to people with whom they disagree.

Other resources include a pastoral aid that includes homily guides for Masses Nov. 2-3, promotional materials for use in parishes and discussion groups, and examples of social media messaging.

The campaign "is a way the church can be an example," Rauh said. "We can bring our moral voice to the public square."

Civilize It also is part of a wider campaign known as Golden Rule 2020 being undertaken by the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona starting Nov. 3.

Cheryl Graeve, national organizer for the institute, said the campaign's title is rooted in the widely held value among religious and non-religious people and Christians and non-Christians of "treating another person as you expect to be treated."

"We're increasingly concerned about the lessening of trust between people and government and for helping strengthen our democracy," she said.

The program emphasizes the development of personal behavior to soften the angry rhetoric and harsh language that can emerge in any discussion about politics, explained Theo Brown, director of faith-based programs at the institute.

"We think the Golden Rule is a practical strategy because really it is a transformational thing. It can help transform that hostile behavior. We're trying to break the cycle (of incivility). It's very difficult," Brown said.

The institute is primarily working with Christian denominations in implementing its program from its Washington office.

Among those that developed Golden Rule 2020 are the National Council of Churches, National Association of Evangelicals, Presbyterian Church USA, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, American Baptist Churches USA, Mormon Women for Ethical Government and the USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development.

Graeve said that a conversation guide is being developed by the institute.

"It is really meant for anybody to explore a few questions together that look at the common beliefs, how they hold the Golden Rule as a practical idea," she said.

"Golden Rule 2020 encourages the fact that the foundation of our country and democracy is that a diversity of ideas is important for solutions and relationships," Graeve added. "We've got to have the will to engage in those different ideas but from a place of common respect and common listening to each other."

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Editor's Note: Information and resources on the Civilize It campaign is online at civilizeit.org. Information about Golden Rule 2020 is online at www.revivecivility.org.

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