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Catholic doctors oppose unprescribed birth control

January 21, 2013

Some Catholic physicians, including those who do not prescribe contraceptives, are questioning the safety of allowing oral contraceptives to be sold over the counter, as the largest body of obstetricians and gynecologists in the U.S. recommended in December.

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Haitian rebuilding focuses on ending poverty

January 21, 2013

Soon after a monstrous earthquake devastated much of Haiti three years ago, the mantra among Haitian government leaders and a good share of relief and development agencies was “build back Haiti better.”

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Parishes called to support people with mental illness

Deacon Tom Lambert

January 21, 2013

When Deacon Tom Lambert’s wife was hospitalized for open heart surgery, friends brought unsolicited meals to the family’s door in Fall River, Mass.

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Papal Baptism

January 21, 2013

Pope Benedict baptized 20 babies as he celebrated the feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel Jan. 13.

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Texting friars

January 21, 2013

Franciscan Brothers Richard Mcfeely and Robert Frazzetta read prayer requests on their mobile phones Jan. 3 at St. Anthony Friary in Butler, N.J.

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Harper assumes leadership role in aboriginal relations

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January 21, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen's Harper declaration that he will take a leading role in managing the relationship between the federal government and Canada's aboriginal people is the best news that could have come from his Jan. 11 meeting with native leaders.

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The mystery of God outstrips imagination, challenges our faith

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

January 21, 2013

Nicholas Lash, in a deeply insightful essay on God and unbelief, suggests that the God whom atheists reject is often simply an idol of their own imaginations: "We need do no more than notice that most of our contemporaries still find it 'obvious' that atheism is not only possible, but widespread and that, both intellectually and ethically, it has much to commend it.

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We are God's flesh in this time and place

Kathleen Giffin

January 21, 2013
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 27, 2013

There is a parable told about a child who is afraid of the dark. The parent reassures the little boy, saying that he is not alone, that God is always with him and therefore he need not be afraid. The little boy responds, "But I want God with skin on him."

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Cheer up, it's not the end of the world

Dr. Gerry Turcotte

January 21, 2013

Since you are reading this column, the world did not end on Dec. 21, 2012 as putatively predicted by the Mayan calendar.

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Climate change calls for Catholic response

Bob McKeon

January 21, 2013

The issue of climate change has been much in the news over the last couple of months.

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