Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

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July 5, 2011
There are many effective ways to deal with depression

Today, it seems that everyone knows someone suffering from depression. From Charlie Brown to Tony Soprano, depression has become the equivalent of the common cold for mental-health disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 16.5 percent of the adult population in the United States will experience a depressive episode sometime during their lifetime. Given the possibility that it might affect you or someone you know, it's important to have a general understanding of this complex disorder to make the best decisions possible about care and treatment.

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By Michael Engrassia
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October 1, 2010
We must include our Catholic values in society

The materials received at your parish for this year’s Respect Life Month include a poster. It is a collage of images of love in action. An elderly woman receives nourishment from the caring hands of a younger man. A baby with obvious extraordinary needs is cuddled by someone who looks very much like his brother. A woman religious is sharing the enthusiasm of a young child in a classroom setting. All of these pictures surround a monstrance holding the consecrated host.

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By Jann Armantrout
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October 1, 2009
Even though life is under attack, there's much to celebrate
The past 12 months brought many challenges to our community and our families. Just one year ago, the global economy was on the verge of total Read More
By Jann Armantrout
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September 28, 2009
The challenge of building a culture of life
The effort to restore legal protection for unborn children faces new challenges, as we deal with a new administration and Congress that support Read More
By Cardinal Justin F. Rigali
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May 6, 2009
Cardinal Rigali: Stem-cell guidelines not 'ethically sensitive'

On April 17 the National Institutes of Health released new draft guidelines for federally funded embryonic stem-cell research. Federal tax dollars will now be used, for the first time, to encourage the destruction of innocent human beings for their stem cells.

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May 1, 2009
Seminarian recalls discernment process
Only eight months ago I wrote an article for the Catholic Courier about World Youth Day in Sydney. At the time I was preparing to begin my Read More
By Greg Rupik
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March 4, 2009
Special week highlights the plight of the uninsured
Everyone, it seems, has been touched by the current economic crisis in some way. Its devastating impact has been felt in thousands of homes across the Read More
Mark L. Lane
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January 26, 2009
Fifty years in Catholic education a blessing
As we begin the 2009 celebration of Catholic Schools’ Week, I realized that this year marks a rather historic anniversary for me personally. While I Read More
By Elaine Morrow
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September 29, 2008
We must pause to consider life's sacredness
The designation of October as Respect Life Month by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gives us an annual opportunity to pause and Read More
By Jann Armantrout
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September 3, 2008
Invest in the dignity of the poor through CCHD
Barb Montagna, a parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Church in Rochester, was surprised to learn about the great work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Read More
By Marvin Mich
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