Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: April 4, 2014

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April 3, 2014
Keeping death and our return to God before us
Keeping death and our return to God before us

While Christmas is the time when Christ comes into our world, Lent and Easter, in contrast, remind us when we will meet God face to face.

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April 3, 2014
Is it OK to consume Christ’s body only?
Is it OK to consume Christ’s body only?

Q. I have noticed that, at Communion, some people will take the host but not drink from the chalice.

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April 3, 2014
Pope Francis: Style, substance and a man for others
Pope Francis: Style, substance and a man for others

It seems as if it has been far more than a year since the election of Pope Francis. In fact, for me, since I was educated by Jesuits, it feels like being back in the classroom.

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April 3, 2014
Put not your trust in princes
Put not your trust in princes

When John Adams wrote the Massachusetts Constitution he noted the importance of having distinct executive, legislative and judicial powers.

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March 6, 2014
Opting out of the Belgian solution
Opting out of the Belgian solution

Recently, Belgium's Senate voted overwhelmingly to extend legal euthanasia to children of any age.

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March 6, 2014
The time is coming to end an economy of exclusion
The time is coming to end an economy of exclusion

I attended a musical variety show recently that featured popular tunes from various decades. A rear projection screen showed television commercials from each era to help evoke a feeling from that time.

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March 6, 2014
How often do priests go to confession?
How often do priests go to confession?
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March 6, 2014
A modern parable to inspire us
A modern parable to inspire us

Every once in a while, I read something that I find helpful. The following is an example of that, a story I received in an email.

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February 4, 2014
Can a layperson perform a baptism?
Can a layperson perform a baptism?

Q. I know I speak for many, many concerned grandparents who putt their children through Catholic school in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, foolishly trusting that the schools were still truly Catholic, as they were when we attended them.

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February 4, 2014
Is the 'War on Poverty' a success or failure?
Is the 'War on Poverty' a success or failure?

The "war on poverty" marked its 50th anniversary this year. As with other metaphorical wars (inflation, drugs, terror) and actual wars (Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan), this war has reached no conclusion.

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