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We must continue to help the impoverished
We must continue to help the impoverished
September 6, 2016

In considering the many issues confronting contemporary society, we cannot help but note the growing poverty in our community; as poverty continues to escalate it should capture our attention and emphasize the need to assist our brothers and sisters in the family of God who seek our assistance.

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God bless the children
God bless the children
August 23, 2016

A tale of two cities. That common phrase has been used in recent years to describe Rochester and how its neighborhoods are divided by income.

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Faith through the Olympics
Faith through the Olympics
August 16, 2016

I love the Olympics! For two weeks, every two years, I love watching the best athletes in the world compete. 

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Memories of a mountaintop experience
Memories of a mountaintop experience
August 9, 2016

The year was 1993. The scene was Cherry Creek State Park in Denver, where some 600,000 people -- nearly 10 times bigger than any previous crowd in which I'd been -- were gathered.

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Accountability can protect good officers
Accountability can protect good officers
August 1, 2016

A chilling message was sent as five police officers were killed and seven others wounded in downtown Dallas on July 7 as they were monitoring peaceful protests against the recent killings by police of two African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota.

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Politics and the Supreme Court
Politics and the Supreme Court
August 1, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg caused quite a stir this month by saying what was on her mind about Donald Trump to the New York Times. "I can't imagine what the country would be -- with Donald Trump as our president," she said.

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News incites Islamophobia
August 1, 2016

To the editor:
I am grieved, shocked and shattered over the mass shooting at Orlando. It is a bone chilling and despicable act by the perpetrator and I condemn it wholeheartedly.

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Quotes and terminology
August 1, 2016

To the editor:
"Questionable use of ‘scare quotes’" ("Faith & Intelligence" column by John Garvey) in the May 2016 Catholic Courier decries the "increasing tendency" of the media to enclose "religious liberty" in single quotes, calling them "scare quotes."

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