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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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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.”
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.
Pope Benedict baptized 20 babies as he celebrated the feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel Jan. 13.
Franciscan Brothers Richard Mcfeely and Robert Frazzetta read prayer requests on their mobile phones Jan. 3 at St. Anthony Friary in Butler, N.J.
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.
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.
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."
Since you are reading this column, the world did not end on Dec. 21, 2012 as putatively predicted by the Mayan calendar.
The issue of climate change has been much in the news over the last couple of months.