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On Good Friday, we recall the violation, mutilation and crucifixion inflicted on Christ. Sadly, such acts continue today. Carolyn Woo, head of Catholic Relief Services, knows Christ promised peace, but we’re called to do our part.
Once a soldier can kill another person and feel nothing, he wonders, “What is morally right anymore?” An editorial urges national leaders to seriously examine the act of war itself and remember its long-term effects. For combat soldiers, the church offers healing.
While taking a walk and praying the rosary, columnist Moises Sandoval noticed Jehovah’s Witnesses going door to door. He believes Catholics are being outhustled in the streets. The difficult work of home visiting does not seem to be our thing.
Three hundred members of the parish fanned out across Chester County last weekend in various community service projects. One included parishioner Jean Reamer’s team of 14 who spruced up a Coatesville community center.
A couple with children finds it isn’t easy to care also for aging parents, but they can be supported if the whole family works together with love and understanding, write columnists Deacon Paul and Helen McBlain.
Mercy isn’t a popular word today. Revenge pervades our politics, our entertainment and our own lives. A guest writer suggests two ways we can make our actions of mercy speak to the rest of society, witnessing to the compassion that our world so desperately needs.
In a society that increasingly has no boundaries between dignity and base instinct, people of faith need to act and appear with respect for self and others, writes columnist Maureen Pratt. That’s a challenge that will probably increase.
Once we were young, healthy, with lives ahead of us, writes columnist Effie Caldarola, who now in the later third of life sees the death of friends. The now limited horizon has beauty in its temporality, each day more precious. There aren’t any to squander.