Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: April 24, 2015

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August 31, 2015
The battle of the bulge begins by leaving the couch
The battle of the bulge begins by leaving the couch

Usually, people delivering cautionary news begin with, "Are you sitting down?"

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August 31, 2015
Examining our aspirations
Examining our aspirations

While reading a United Nations Development Program report on violence in Latin America, I encountered the term "aspirational crimes," used to explain the tragic acceleration in crimes on and by young people.

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August 31, 2015
Making something good out of depression
Making something good out of depression

Without warning, depression hit me one day. Then came the panic attacks and mental paralysis. Life suddenly had no meaning. I found myself wanting to go back to sleep, hoping that when I awoke, I would be normal again.

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August 31, 2015
Using technology to humanize precious life
Using technology to humanize precious life

Ultrasound technology was in its early days when my wife and I were having children. Pictures of our babies in utero always looked like Rohrschach blots to me. I couldn't tell top from bottom. The doctors could, though. It became possible for the first time to tell the sex of the baby before it was born.

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August 28, 2015
Is salvation possible for suicide victims?
Is salvation possible for suicide victims?

Q. I need an answer. Our son had been suffering from clinical depression since he was 4 years old. All of the doctors and all of the medications we tried over the years seemed to do little to help.

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July 28, 2015
God will cover for you on your next vacation
God will cover for you on your next vacation

For many people around the world, summer means vacations. When I grew up in Hong Kong, we did not have the practice of family vacations. Early in my career, our family went to wherever I had a summer conference. It was not quite a vacation as I always spent part of the time away from the family, laboring and stressing over various duties.

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July 28, 2015
The consequences of the pill and same-sex marriage
The consequences of the pill and same-sex marriage

Many people have expressed surprise at the speed with which same-sex unions went from being a crime and a sin to being a constitutional right.

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June 30, 2015
Money can't buy faith and solidarity
Money can't buy faith and solidarity

America has been hungry for someone to challenge the idea that it's OK for people to come in as a distant second to profit.

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By Richard Trumka/Guest Columnist
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June 29, 2015
Setting out on a moral life, even while driving
Setting out on a moral life, even while driving

My wife and I drove across Pennsylvania recently after a weekend visit to my hometown. It's about a six-hour trip, so we did the usual things to pass the time.

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May 27, 2015
In Baltimore, a lesson in blame
In Baltimore, a lesson in blame

At the height of the rioting in Baltimore in late April following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died after being in police custody, the city's mayor referred to those destroying properties as "thugs."

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