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Articles in 'Protecting Life'
Loving Neighbor As Yourself
By Rolando delos Reyes II
I have always thought of myself as being a good man. True, there are moments when I could lash out harsh words to strangers (especially on the phone with customer service personnel), but mostly I can be kind and generous to anyone I meet – be it a simple smile or greeting, a helping hand with a bag of groceries or some financial assistance when I am able, or spending time listening
Mandatory Sex Education: A Scourge to Our Youth
By Rolando delos Reyes II
We hear it in the news – cases of child sexual abuse in the Philippines – rape, incest, pornography, prostitution. Added to these is the number of teenage pregnancies that happens in a year. Our government, through the Department of Education proposes a solution: mandatory sex education.
St. Marianne Cope--She Opened Up her Heart and Soul to the Most Avoided in Society--The "Lepers"*
By Larry Peterson
Maria Anna Barbara Koob was born on January 23, 1838 in Germany. The year after her birth, her mom and dad emigrated to America, settling in Utica, N.Y. Devout Catholics, they joined St. Joseph's Parish near their new home. They also changed their name to Cope to become more "American". The years moved by and Maria's mom gave birth to nine more children. Life was never dull in the Cope household.
Please Pray for My Dear Mother
By Alan Scott
Many of you may be aware from my Facebook page that my mother suffered a terrible stroke on December 28th. Currently she has been left with the inability to swallow (leaving her on a feeding tube), and is also unable to speak, read, or communicate and is often in pain.
By Samuel Matthews
What’s the big deal? This is often the reaction of Catholics and non-Catholics alike to the Church’s teaching on contraception. Unfortunately, thanks to the work of people like Margaret Sanger, we live in a culture of death that does not give the use of contraception so much as a second thought.
Care for Creation Series: Retiring in God's Abundance
By Jeff Sokol
When is the best time to plant a tree? I get this question often, and I always have the same answer, “20 years ago”.
The Child and the King
By Nancy Marie Murray
The Gospel for Epiphany tells of the visit of the magi, who follow a star to find the newborn king of the Jews. These men stop in Jerusalem seeking direction from King Herod and his scribes and high priests. Herod is “greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him,” at the news of the birth of the prophesied king of the Jews. But Herod’s reaction is not one of joy and amazement
Care of Creation: A Catholic's Guide to God's Natural Abundance
By Jeff Sokol
Imagine for a moment, the Garden of Eden. Walk through the garden, and take in the splendor of God’s design. Discover the birds and lizards eating insects from leaves so they don’t spoil. See how He put the legume trees and beans fixing nitrogen into the soil, feeding the hundreds of different fruit varieties, with many fruits always in season.
NBC's New Timeless Show - Priest Holes
By Starla Hester
Timeless is a new show on NBC, and the second season is expected to start in January. If you are trying to play catch-up, here is a short review of the first few episodes. A history professor, a scientist, and a soldier are teamed together to go back in time to try to stop a time-traveling criminal, Flynn, from changing the past, and ultimately the future
Loving Through a Loss
By David R. Myers
A few days before Christmas, I lost my beloved friend of 15 ½ years. Eamon was a black and white cat I took off the street. We lived together in four (4) different places. When I took him in, I was living in a 547-sq-ft apartment. I subsequently moved to a second apartment with double that space, and then a third with a little more space,
Euthanasia: When It's Cruel to Be Kind
By Melanie Jean Juneau
Death is as common as birth, obviously, but old age homes and palliative care facilities efficiently remove the dying from the public eye. Consequently, most modern folks are ignorant about the process of death and dying and would rather ignore the entire subject. No wonder euthanasia is gaining acceptance.
The "right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" begins with "life", and "life" begins at conception.
By Joe Reciniello
Like many of today’s political leaders, Herod foolishly believes he can defeat the will of God. Driven by fear and hatred, he becomes a mass murderer of the most innocent among his people.
Why I Went to West Webster: a catholic firefighter's experience of a double line-of-duty-death
By Mark Ingoglio
In the early-morning hours of 24 December 2012, I found myself in an area inaccessible to Wi-Fi and telephone connections. I did, however, manage to get one text from our newest probationary firefighter. "Firefighters shot in Monroe County, NY." I spent the next half hour trying to establish a phone or internet connection, sending text and email messages that I wasn’t sure would be received...
Ideas for New Year's Resolutions
By De Maria
How about, studying the Catechism? It's free, simple and effective. You get one email a day (MON-FRI) and cover the entire catechism in a year!
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you.
By Joe Reciniello
As we reflect on the birth of John the Baptist in celebrating the birth of Jesus, it may be a good time to reflect on all children. For we can say what was said about John: The hand of the Lord is with them. And because of this, we could be asking ourselves, “What, then, will these children be?”
The Faithful Are NOT To Use the Orans Posture During the Our Father
By Jason Izolt
Eight Things to Love About the Catholic Church -- Part III: Why We Love Mary
By Cynthia Trainque
A Closer Look at Our Lady of Medjugorje's Message January 2, 2017
By Kathy Lamb
I Must Stay Home from Mass
By Helen Losse
The Church is the Final Age, but...
By Scott Pauline