Catholic Courier

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Links abortion to war stance
October 31, 2016

It is no coincidence that the Catholic Church in the United States and in New York state has failed in its efforts to reduce the number of abortions, the increase in physician suicides, violent abuse within families, racism, the opioid epidemic, and continued decline in ecological systems.

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Better than staying home
October 31, 2016

A while back, a woman made a comment about people wearing T-shirts to church. 

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Lauds the late Fr. Philipps
October 31, 2016

After waiting 14 years, I had been received into the Church just before coming to Rochester in 1960 to Blessed Sacrament parish. Within two years, I had met and married another parishioner, and the Vatican Council was in full swing. Father (John) Philipps served that parish at least some of that time and was my confessor for over a decade, all told.

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Seek aid of new martyr
October 31, 2016

The slain priest Jacques Hamel as he prepared the Mass of Jesus’ last supper (on July 26 was) martyred for his belief of Jesus. Just as St. Thomas Becket was murdered in his church at the foot of the altar so was Father Jacques Hamel. The priest was slain in the house of the Lord.

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Rules meant to be upheld
October 31, 2016

What avid football fan doesn't know when the opposing team should be called for breaking a rule of the game? Or what person seriously working on their diet or their exercise program doesn't know why certain foods are good for you or what a specific exercise routine accomplishes for you?

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A laughing matter
A laughing matter
October 25, 2016

There’s a great little poem, "Success," written in 1904 by American writer Bessie Anderson Stanley. It starts with the words, "He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much."

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The art of the interview
The art of the interview
October 18, 2016

I have something to admit as a reporter. I enter interviews with children and the elderly with a little trepidation.

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Shedding labels and moving forward
Shedding labels and moving forward
October 3, 2016

A speaker at a conference a few years back shared how he overcame adversity and reached success through hard work. He also shared how his life could have been much different.

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