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A farewell to deadlines

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Popular columnist Steve Kent ends his run of weekly columns with a final reflection. He will trade his consideration of Catholic issues for retirement and a weekly dose of humility on the golf course.

Dear Brittany: Our lives are worth living, even with brain cancer

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

A young woman with a terminal brain cancer diagnosis wants to commit suicide. A seminarian at St. Charles Seminary, who is studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Raleigh, is also facing terminal brain cancer. He writes a personal and theological perspective on life, suffering, death and everyday miracles.

Healing the world, one family at a time

Posted on October 21st, 2014

Columnist Effie Caldarola found a program to help refugee families through a State Department program. The list of her refugee family’s needs was long, as they need everything. She sees a chance to tell that family and others that we care about them.

It can wait: Don’t text while walking

Posted on October 14th, 2014

Cell phone use is causing more “distracted while walking” accidents. Stow the phone, Maureen Pratt writes, and notice the trees, other people, God’s grand world. Miss them and we truly miss out.

Is pro football coming to an end?

Posted on October 14th, 2014

New policies to address serious injuries on the field and domestic violence off it might not be enough to save the NFL, or “commercial” football, as Father William Byron writes.

When a good man won’t go to church

Posted on October 10th, 2014

Deacon Paul and Helen McBlain offer advice in the case of a wife and mother who hopes her sons won’t follow Dad’s lead of avoiding Sunday Mass.

Proceed with caution

Posted on October 9th, 2014

In confronting the quandary of Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is tasked with choosing the least worst among a number of awful policy options.

Peace through strength: In prayer, what comes first?

Posted on October 7th, 2014

In a spiritual chicken-and-egg dilemma, Erick Rommel ponders a prayer for strength in life: Does a person’s strength come from prayer or from inner fortitude? Or, did prayer create that inner fortitude?

Meet the 2014 candidates for Pa. governor

Posted on October 6th, 2014

There are many issues on the minds of Catholic voters in this election, writes Amy Hill of the Pa. Catholic Conference. Read the positions of the gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf, before Election Day Nov. 4.

Morality is a cost of doing business

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Firms have an obligation to pay a wage to workers for the means to support a family, argues Steve Kent. This in an age when corporate profits are at their highest in 85 years and wages at their lowest in 65 years.

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