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Catholic health care now and long ago

Catholic News Service The Christian community's long tradition of providing hands-on care for the sick continues in today's complicated, ever-changing universe of medicine. It is...

When St. Ambrose baptized St. Augustine

Catholic News Service St. Augustine was a long way from his northern-Africa homeland when Milan’s Bishop Ambrose baptized him at dawn on Easter in the...

Look It Up — Perspectives on assisted suicide

Catholic News Service Perspective matters. If I encounter a big problem or challenge, my perspective on the underlying issue at hand plays a key role in...

Promoting the common good in the public square

Catholic News Service What happens in a society when violent killings escalate to the point of becoming commonplace? Reports of killings that defy understanding occupy an...

Why honor a saint’s relics?

Catholic News Service The human heart is a clear symbol in human language for love. To speak of giving one’s heart away, whether in pop...

The story of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata

Catholic News Service In the eyes of the 20th-century global Catholic community, a woman known everywhere simply as "Mother Teresa" was a living saint. Millions were...

On being patiently merciful to those who do us ill

Catholic News Service We know patient people when we see them. Yet patience is rather difficult to define in a precise way. After all, two...

The powerfully creative force called forgiveness

Catholic News Service In the heat of the moment, with tempers flaring and family members shouting out every ill-chosen word, the power of forgiveness probably...

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