Much of real ethics depends on context

Gordon Self

September 24, 2012

An ethicist in Catholic health care once said there are "no ethics-free zones." Jack Glaser's comment is relevant as we prepare for the launch of the new Health Ethics Guide, addressing both clinical decisions at the bedside, as well as the organizational issues in matters of governance and administration around the board table.

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Mexican bishops lambaste country’s teachers’ union

September 24, 2012

Mexico’s Catholic bishops called for an overhaul of the country’s education system, saying in a pastoral letter that the powerful national teachers’ union and its leader put politics and other issues ahead of teaching children.

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New bishops warned to expect criticism

September 24, 2012

The Gospel in effect promises Christians they will face criticism.

So even the Church’s leaders must learn to recognize when criticism is valid and when they must carry on with courage, the pope’s top collaborator told a group of new bishops.

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Seminarians urged to rely on Church teaching

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

September 24, 2012

In a letter to seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl encouraged them to rely on authentic Catholic teaching in their preparation for the priesthood, so that they will be able to share the truth of the Church’s teachings with the people they will one day serve.

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Accepted invitation

September 24, 2012

Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople will join Pope Benedict’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

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Philadelphia archbishop’s residence sold for $10M

Philadelphia archbishop's home

September 24, 2012

St. Joseph’s University will buy the archbishop of Philadelphia’s residence for $10 million, the university announced Sept. 7.

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Swiss bishop calls for Church reforms

September 24, 2012

A spokesman for the Swiss bishops’ conference defended its newly elected president, Bishop Markus Buchel of Sankt Gallen, after he called for local bishops to have a greater say on Church reforms.

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Vatican firmly condemns U.S. deaths in Libya

September 24, 2012

The Vatican firmly condemned the recent attack against a U.S. consulate in Libya, which led to the death of a U.S. ambassador, three U.S. personnel and at least 10 Libyans.

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Football coach formed by ‘faith-filled’ nuns

Tom Coughlin

September 24, 2012

Growing up, the toughest person in Coach Tom Coughlin’s life was not the local playground bully, the wise guy at the school bus stop, or any one of his rough and tumble friends. Not even close.

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John XXIII: A most unlikely pope had diverse experiences

September 17, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Angelo Giuseppi Roncalli, the pope who convoked the Second Vatican Council, was a pope like no other in the 20th century. He rose to become Pope John XXIII basically under the radar and was formed by a unique set of experiences that helped him understand that the action of the Holy Spirit is not confined to the Catholic Church.

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