Category Archives: Human Development and Life

2 and a half million children live in shelters, on the streets or in cars – Fides News Agency

Read the following article. We are talking about the United States. Do not forget these people. 2 and a half million children live in shelters, on the streets or in cars – Fides News Agency.

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Holy Father Launches a Campaign to End Hunger

The Holy Father is launching a campaign to end hunger in the world. In conjunction with Caritas Internationalis, he released this video message today. You can view the video below and can read the article regarding it at the link … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“… we have lost the sense of fraternal responsibility; we have fallen into the hypocritical attitude of the priest and of the servant of the altar that Jesus speaks about in the parable of the Good Samaritan: We look upon … Continue reading

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Why Not, Mr. President? Why Not All Our Children?

To all my readers: I post this only to point out that with just a bit of intellectual honesty and common sense, we can take what President Obama said so well and appropriately about the tragedy of the recent school … Continue reading

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Take a Look at This…..

Whoever you may be, whatever age you may be, read this article in the New York Times. It tells the tale of love and human life. You won’t regret the time you spend on reading it. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/laws-of-physics-cant-trump-the-bonds-of-love/?smid=pl-share

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The Holy Father’s Christmas Message to the Cardinals, Curia and Governorate

Dear readers, I would ask that you take the time to read carefully the Holy Father’s message below. There is a lot in it. He addresses the New Evangelization. He addresses the nature of family, the unity of the human … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the Meaning of Death

I am reflecting on the meaning of death in recent days. In our parishes this past week there have been many individuals who are either on hospice, were recently diagnosed with serious illness, or who have died. I have also … Continue reading

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A Pro-life Message Many Don’t Want to Bear

(Feminists for Life is a non-sectarian non-partisan organization.)

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The HHS Mandate vs a Family Business

Here is a story of things to come if the HHS mandate requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for abortion, contraception and sterilization (regardless of the employers religious beliefs) is allowed to remain. I think this court case is going … Continue reading

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The Catholic Vote… We Must

The upcoming election has so many very important issues at stake, issues that, if resolved in a manner at odds with our human nature, religious liberties and human life, will have disastrous effects for generations. That is why it is … Continue reading

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Bio-Technology and the Recapitulation of Original Sin

I thank my brother, Deacon Scott Dodge (www.scottdodge.blogspot.com) from the diocese of Salt Lake City for the following. I never was able to put my concerns about bio-technology in these terms even though I have struggled at times to express … Continue reading

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Child Trafficking in Thailand

Fides, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies, has a report out about child trafficking in Thailand. I have included below an excerpt for you to read. It is shocking to hear of this kind of thing, brought on by poverty, … Continue reading

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The Scourge of Human Trafficking

It is not being reported in the press as far as I can ascertain, but an  an international meeting on human trafficking is being held as we speak in Quito, Ecuador. The meeting’s title is Meeting on human trafficking and smuggling … Continue reading

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Georgetown and Kathleen Sebelius

You may have heard in the press recently that Georgetown University, a Jesuit institution, has invited the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, to speak at one of its commencement ceremonies in the near future. Kathleen Sebelius, although … Continue reading

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An Ugly Reminder of the Consequences of Abortion Policy in China

ABC News writer Susan Donaldson James wrote an article yesterday for ABC News entitled “Chinese-Made Infant Flesh Capsules Seized in S. Korea.” In the article, she describes nearly 17,500 capsules of dried human flesh taken from dead infants that are … Continue reading

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