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Let us be hope for each other
Let us be hope for each other
September 6, 2016

In July I traveled to Serbia, Greece and Lebanon to review the refugee situation now that the borders to Northern Europe are closed. While the flow of people has diminished, it has not ceased. Migration is now largely dependent on traffickers who charge individuals 4,000 to 6,000 euros to facilitate illegal crossings.

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The intersection between faith and health
The intersection between faith and health
September 6, 2016

In 2006, I wrote a column called "The Health Benefits of Going to Church." In it, I reviewed two studies that examined whether attendance at religious services could be beneficial for overall health.

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Adapting to a new Bible
September 6, 2016

To the editor:
For over 20 years I have been a St. Patrick’s Owego parishioner, and the only Bible I had was copyrighted in 1963, which had belonged to my late wife. 

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Decries attire seen at Mass
September 6, 2016
To the editor:
I am writing to you about an issue I see in church. At 80-years-old I realize my outlook is different than today’s.
 
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Sainthood of Mother Teresa
September 6, 2016

To the editor:
By your example of love the world will know you soon as St. Teresa. On September 4, 2016, you will be declared a Saint.

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Finds fault with polling results
September 6, 2016

To the editor:
According to a July survey by the Pew Research Center, 56 percent of Catholics favored Hillary Clinton. Only 39 percent of Catholics favored Donald Trump.

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St. Teresa: Witness of modern-day holiness
St. Teresa: Witness of modern-day holiness
September 6, 2016

Blessed Teresa of Kolkata came to The Catholic University of America 45 years ago to receive her first honorary degree. If I'd been president of our school at the time I would have tried hard to get a picture of her in a Catholic University sweatshirt.

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How do Catholics justify hospice care?
How do Catholics justify hospice care?
September 6, 2016

Q. Please tell me how Catholics justify hospice care, especially withholding food and water from the patient. Doesn't this starve the patient to death? And doesn't the heavy medication they use actually cause death? (Illinois)

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