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Jesuit’s Bible guide can benefit both individuals, study groups

By Mitch Finley In the 50-plus years since the publication of the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (“Dei Verbum,” Nov. 18, 1965), Scripture has become a more […]

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The Emerald City and fidelity to Christ

Here we are, in an awkward time of the year. Christmas is over, and now it just seems as though we need to sit tight and wait for Lent to […]

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Catholic Relief spans 75 years

Guest Commentary by Bishop Gregory Mansour Julek Plowy is 78 years old. Of Polish descent, born in Siberia, he had a successful career in business in the United States. But […]

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Hypocrisy in Hollywood

Guest Commentary by Teresa Tomeo Hollywood and the media are being very vocal, at least since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, in their support of campaigns such as “Time’s Up” […]

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Assisted suicide: It’s about all of us

Even after working on an issue for decades, you can come across one thing that shifts your perception of what it’s about. That happened to me recently on the issue […]

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Fear, men and locked doors of our hearts

Men are more wired to assess threats than women; maybe that is partly why the disciples hid in fear behind locked doors after Jesus’ crucifixion (John 20:19-23). Fear perceives the […]

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To be or not to be — parsing the implications of suicide

In recent years we have witnessed a growing tendency to promote suicide as a way of resolving end-stage suffering. Physician-assisted suicide is now legal in a handful of states, and […]

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‘Thank you for your service’

Guest commentary by Sister Constance Veit, LSP Together with another Little Sister, I was invited to represent our congregation at a somewhat exclusive reception during the Christmas season. We were […]

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Forty-five years of legal abortion: Is contraception part of the solution or part of the problem?

Jan. 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the infamous Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand in our nation. Since that fateful day, almost 60 million […]

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Caring for ‘the other America’

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president, much has been made of the voters he attracted, usually identified as white, male, small town and rural, working class. While […]

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How I became a doctor

As a junior at Purdue University studying mechanical engineering, I realized I was being called to be a physician. I decided to apply to all the schools in Ohio, my […]

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Plan B and some more

As the new year is often the season for making plans, my attention was captured in a gift shop by a plaque that offers the wisdom, “There is no Plan […]