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LIFE ISSUES FORUM: Our faith requires that we kill the pain, not the patient

In the coming months, dozens of states will be confronted with efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Under the guise of compassion and autonomy, the expansion of this practice would really mean the legalized abandonment of people who are terminally ill.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

What is our responsibility to the hungry in a land of bounty?

Where does food come from? The grocery store, of course. Many children who live in urban settings don't have the faintest idea where food comes from. In some countries, the food that keeps people alive comes from convoys of trucks with "USAID" written on the bags.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
As missionaries, we know that mercy changes the world

On World Mission Sunday, Oct. 23, all Catholics of the world join into one community of faith. At Mass that Sunday, we recommit ourselves to our common vocation, through Baptism, to be missionaries, through prayer, participation in the Eucharist and by giving generously to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
How should Catholics react to changes in the culture?
Catholics, like all Christians, are called to transform the world into the image of Christ. From a Western perspective, it worked quite successfully for more than a millennia. Lately, not so well. More ...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Building a better world through service, sacrifice
Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, children’s television icon Fred Rogers shared this insight from his mother: “Always look for the helpers.” More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
The Catholic call to welcome and protect life
On the eve of World Youth Day 2016 in Poland, Pope Francis gave a beautiful address urging leaders to support the family, the “primary and fundamental cell of society. More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Politics and the court
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg caused quite a stir this month by saying what was on her mind about Donald Trump to the New York Times. "I can't imagine what the country would be -- with Donald Trump as our president," she said. More ...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Finding God's grace in this season of change
Late June and early July typically finds most people settling in to a slightly slower schedule – kids are out of school, vacations are planned and taken and days stretch out affording more time to sit, relax or engage in our favorite activities. More ...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Faith leaders push for major reforms in solitary confinement practices
WASHINGTON  -- The “SHU” is not much larger than a good-size bathroom. More ...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
How is Catholic social teaching relevant today?
Paying attention does not require shouting; sometimes silence accomplishes more than noise. More ...
Friday, June 24, 2016
What is the connection between the Gospel and the food we eat?
It's a good bet that Mary never tossed Jesus a couple of coins and sent him to the grocery store for a quart of milk and a loaf of bread. More ...
Monday, May 30, 2016

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