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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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When is it OK to utter Jesus' name?
When is it OK to utter Jesus' name?
October 3, 2016

Q. When is it appropriate to call out verbally the word "Jesus"? If his name is not being used in a disrespectful way but to implore his help, certainly this would not be considered swearing, right? Some people seem to have a fear of uttering his name, lest they appear to be swearing. (Timberville, Virginia)

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Follow Pope Francis' example of 'Mercy Fridays'
Follow Pope Francis' example of 'Mercy Fridays'
October 3, 2016

It was all over Facebook when I checked my posts the other day.

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Mary modeled love for life
Mary modeled love for life
October 3, 2016

This month of October focuses on two very beautiful traditions of our Catholic faith, namely the designation of October as month of the Most Holy Rosary and Respect Life Month. The two themes are beautifully intertwined, since Mary by her fiat allowed the Word to become flesh; her yes to life set in motion the marvel of Christ’s Incarnation.

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Finding the right words
Finding the right words
September 15, 2016

For the Catholic Courier's September issue, I wrote an article about how to respond when a loved one tells you he or she has cancer. It's a topic that hits close to home for me.

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Story hits close to home
Story hits close to home
September 8, 2016

As I have noted before, reporters strive for objectivity with every article that we write.

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