Tag Archives: life

Kids in a time of climate change – what’s a Catholic to do?

Travis Rieder and his wife Sadiye have one child. She wanted a big family, but he’s a philosopher who studies climate change with the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. One child of their own was all the world could environmentally afford, they decided. In his college classes, Rieder asks his

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Italian bishops: Peaceful revolution needed to fix throwaway culture

The permanent council of the Italian bishops’ conference issued its message for Italy’s pro-life day for 2017 Promote life and resist the temptations of irresponsible economics that fuel war and death, the Italian bishops’ conference has said. “Teaching about life means getting involved in a civilised revolution that heals the throwaway culture, the mentality of

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3 men get 80 lashes in Iran for taking Holy Communion. Read why.

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A Muslim woman was pronounced dead in Moscow, Russia. Her body was sent to a coroner’s office where it was stripped and stored in a cooler. According to Assist News, 62-year-old Sabina was suddenly conscious. She saw a tree growing at the top of a well. From its trunk, a branch unfurled toward her, where

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Pope Francis visits neonatal hospital in support of life

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On Friday, Pope Francis visited a neonatal hospital unit and a hospice for the terminally ill, stressing the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. The Sept. 16 visit is the latest in the Pope’s “Mercy Friday” initiatives, to spend time with various groups each month during the Jubilee of Mercy. In previous

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Here are what your teenage Catholic daughter needs and thinks

“Does death mean that everything is just black?” “I think about what death is like sometimes time before I go to sleep.” “What is heaven actually like?” I teach girls. After four years in the classroom, I’ve learned that teenage girls love to talk about death. I can have a wonderfully planned and structured lesson

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