Catholic Courier

Commentary

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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Don't mess with Mother Nature
Don't mess with Mother Nature
October 3, 2016

Catholic children learn the corporal and spiritual works of mercy (seven each) about the same time they learn the seven sacraments. Most of them come directly from the Gospel, especially from the description of the last judgment. They include feeding the hungry and visiting the sick, for example, as well as admonishing sinners and bearing wrongs patiently.

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Hard choice in election
October 3, 2016

To the editor:
One Issue Voting?

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Grateful for change
October 3, 2016

To the editor:
After reading "Priest shares facts about annulment process" in the June 2016 edition of the Catholic Courier, I felt compelled to respond with love and gratitude to our Lord and Savior for leading the Diocese of Rochester and Bishop Matano to make adjustments to the fees for annulments.

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