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Children who need palliative care

Dr. Justin Baker

October 28, 2013
NANCY FRAZIER O'BRIEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Except for sharing a name, palliative care and hospice for children has little to do with providing the same services for adult patients.

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Community healing takes long-term care

October 28, 2013
PETE SHEEHAN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

After debris has been cleared and physical rebuilding is well underway, counsellors for victims of natural disasters and violence contend that real healing still needs to take place.

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Prayer is path to understanding God – pope

October 28, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – God's love and the salvation offered in Jesus cannot be understood using intelligence alone and, in fact, trying to make it all reasonable can make one crazy, Pope Francis said.

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Feast of St. Luke

October 28, 2013

First-year medical students run while seniors spray them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition.

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Evangelization begins in your community and home

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October 28, 2013

Pope Francis raised eyebrows when he recently labelled proselytism as "solemn foolishness." One might ask whether this means the Church is abandoning its mission of proclaiming the Gospel and opting for a philosophy of "live and let live"?

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Theology and catechesis follow different paths

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 28, 2013

There has always been an innate and healthy tension between theology and catechesis, between what's happening in theology departments in universities and the church pew. Theologians and bishops are often not each other's favourite people. And that's understandable. Why?

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Tax collector confessed and Jesus forgave

Ralph Himsl

October 28, 2013
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 3, 2013

Mornin' Zacchaeus. Have you a minute? I'd like to talk to you about yesterday in front of your house."

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Christian love gives the dying souls peace

Mark Pickup

October 28, 2013

My wife LaRee and I were asked to address a conference about critical life issues sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen, N.J. They wanted us to speak about a Christian perspective on suffering, disability and end-of-life care. It is a timely topic because New Jersey is considering a law to allow assisted suicide.

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The journey of dying takes many paths

Gordon Self

October 28, 2013

Dr. Donald Low's posthumous plea for assisted suicide posted last month on YouTube, widely reported in the news, along with Quebec's proposed law has generated renewed debate regarding the legalization of "medical aid in dying."

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Pope holds meeting with German 'luxury bishop'

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst

October 28, 2013

After giving a morning Mass homily on the virtue of poverty, Pope Francis held a private meeting Oct. 21 with a German bishop under fire for a massive building project that critics have denounced as extravagant.

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