A man of faith, the Rosary, small town politics … and Jesus

Last year, he and a group of others prayed the Rosary outside the rectory of a local church, but this year, Casey, the owner of a hardwood-floor company, asked the township if he and a group of others could pray the Rosary in the town common. “Part of the Rosary is penance, and praying in public is part of that,” he explained recently.

The town told him they’d consider his request. They also told him not to bother coming to the town meeting. They told him they’d email him their decision. Well, Casey didn’t exactly like the sound of that, so he went anyway. And he couldn’t believe what happened.

“When my agenda item came up, all three of them unanimously denied my request,” he said. “They said they didn’t want to offend anyone in the town.”

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