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Post date: 02/17/2017
Archbishop George J. Lucas mentions it in his Shepherd column on Page 2 of this issue. Father Ronald Rolheiser discusses it in his column on Page 16. And News Editor Joe Ruff features it in a story beginning on Page 1. What is the “it” these writers share in their work? In a general sense, people loving people … the call to Catholics, to all...
Post date: 02/15/2017
Three forms of school choice legislation have attracted considerable media attention this legislative session: Tax credit scholarships (LB295), vouchers (LB608) and charter schools (LB630). While each legislative bill differs in key ways, all have been the target of severe criticisms aimed to demean school choice. Many of these criticisms are...
Post date: 02/15/2017
What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?" This reflection question came to the Stewardship and Development Office a few weeks ago courtesy of the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ Stewardship e-newsletter. It is now posted in large print on our office bulletin board. What a question. What a wakeup call. What a haunting...
Post date: 02/15/2017
A number of years ago, I participated in a debate at Harvard University on embryonic stem cell research that also included a Jewish rabbi, an Episcopalian clergyman, and a Muslim imam. The debate went smoothly and cordially, although I was the only voice in the group defending the human rights of individuals who happen still to be embryos. After...
Post date: 02/15/2017
in April 2016, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, issued a pastoral letter on the interpretation of "Amoris Laetitia" (the pope’s apostolic exhortation on marriage) and re-affirmed the church’s long-settled teaching: the divorced and civilly remarried, while members of the Christian community, are not living in full communion with that...

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