Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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PAX CHRISTI USA, the national Catholic peace movement, is launching a nationwide bus tour to urge voters to make military spending an election issue this fall. The tour is part of the public education element of the organization's program "Bread Not Stones: A National Catholic Campaign to Redirect Military Spending." The 30-city bus tour began Sept. 5 in Los Angeles.

THE AUGUSTA, WIS., School Board has voted unanimously to allow students to be released from public school for one hour at the end of each Tuesday for religious instruction. Under the plan, which was initiated by the school district, students of different faiths will receive instruction at the same location, the local Assembly of God church.

MARIANIST BR. RAYMOND L FITZ, the longest-serving president in the University of Dayton's 150-year history, on Sept. 1 announced plans to step down in June 2002. Fitz, 59, has led the Ohio school, one of the nation's largest Catholic universities, since 1979. Fitz has handed diplomas to more than half of the school's 80,000 alumni. In 1989, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a nonfatal yet sometimes debilitating disease of the central nervous system, but the disease did not change his hectic schedule. When Fitz leaves the presidency, he hopes to continue teaching and being involved in community initiatives.

FR. JAMES H. PROVOST, a canon lawyer of international reputation, died Aug. 26 in Washington. Provost, 60, was a former president and executive coordinator of the Canon Law Society of America and a longtime professor of canon law at The Catholic University of America in Washington. …

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