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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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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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