Monthly Archives: October 2014

Pope Francis and the Devil

Watch this youtube on Pope Francis’ references to the Devil:

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Dear Brittany: Why We Don’t Have To Be So Afraid of Dying & Suffering that We Choose Suicide

Dear Brittany Maynard, This morning my best friend and I read your story. My heart ached for you, and I’m simply grieved by your terminal brain tumor, for the less than 6 months the doctor’s gave you, you just past … Continue reading

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A Nurse’s Response to Brittany Maynard’s Campaign for Assisted Suicide

Originally at: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2014/10/13979/ by Nancy Valko Right now, twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard is standing on a virtual window ledge, while the crowd below shouts its support for her “right” to jump. She says November 1 will probably be the day she kills herself. Brittany … Continue reading

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Stealing from the Poor

In honor of Blessed Pope Paul VI, it is right and just to turn our attention to his significant social encyclical Populorum Progressio, On the Development of Peoples. In Populorum Progressio Bl. Paul VI makes a wonderfully piercing reference to a writing of … Continue reading

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We Catholics give up too soon

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2014/08/14/we-catholics-give-up-too-soon/ by Margery Eagan When we talk about the Catholic Church now, we mostly talk about controversy: its opposition to birth control, to gays, the sex abuse crisis, what this new Pope Francis may or may not change. We’ve heard … Continue reading

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THE RABBI AND THE FRIAR

Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/10/the-rabbi-and-the-friar by David R. Blumenthal Fr. Benedict Groeschel, whose death we all mourn, lived at Trinity House in Larchmont, a hundred yards from my late mother-in-law. Coming from Cologne, Germany, where Jews had good relationships with the Catholic Church, my … Continue reading

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Why Louisiana is Happy

More wisdom from the Cajun Catholic: Ok, I know I am a bit late on this one, but if you are from Louisiana then you have undoubtedly been made aware of the most glorious sociological study to have ever been conducted … Continue reading

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