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'T-shirt wearer' ponders issue
December 5, 2016

I have just read a lovely comment ("Better than staying home," Catholic Courier November 2016 print edition) from Ms. Kelley; her comment being in response to another who had commented on people wearing T-shirts to Church.

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Awaits end to abortion
December 5, 2016

Jesus humbled Himself and became human. As St. Elizabeth said to Mary: "Blessed are you among all woman." So therefore at the moment of conception, life exists and begins.

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Grateful for parish priests
December 5, 2016

On Oct. 30, we at Our Mother of Sorrows said farewell to Father Winfried Kellner as he retired. I think we all knew it would come someday, but for me it was the suddenness of the announcement that caught me off guard.

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Leave world's noise at Advent, Christmas
Leave world's noise at Advent, Christmas
December 5, 2016

Each year with the celebration of Christmas, we focus on images of that first Christmas, a cave where the Savior of humanity was born. Certainly, we recognize that the Incarnation radically altered history.

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Staying in the present
Staying in the present
November 1, 2016

Halloween is over and Christmas is next, right?

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The trolley problem and the presidential election
The trolley problem and the presidential election
October 31, 2016

There is a thought experiment in moral philosophy, made famous by Philippa Foot, called the trolley problem. Imagine you are the driver of a runaway trolley that you can steer but not stop. Up ahead, the track forks in two.

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May hope abound at election time
May hope abound at election time
October 31, 2016

I meet once a month with a small group of business executives, both active and retired, to pray together and to discuss the relevance of religious faith to business practice. Early one morning, less than a month before the 2016 presidential election, we reflected on the letter of Paul to the Philippians 1:6-12.

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Faith guides us in all things
Faith guides us in all things
October 31, 2016

On Nov. 1, 2016, the Solemnity of All Saints, the preface of the Mass reads: "For today by your gift we celebrate the festival of your city where the great array of our brothers and sisters already gives you eternal praise. Towards her, we eagerly hasten as pilgrims advancing by faith . . ." (Roman Missal, Third Edition).

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