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Pope: How Great a Lie Lurks Behind Those Insisting ‘Quality of Life’ Makes Lives Not Worth Living

Vatican City, December 30, 2014

‘Time spent with the sick is holy time,’ Pope Francis has reaffirmed.

Pope Francis restated this in his message for the 23rd World Day of the Sick, Feb. 11, 2015, a day instituted by John Paul II. The Vatican released the message today.

Addressed to those burdened with sickness, as well as to professionals and volunteers in the field of healthcare, the Pope’s message reflects on the phrase from the Book of Job: ‘I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame,’ and does so specifically from the perspective of “sapienta cordis” (the wisdom of…

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-how-great-a-lie-lurks-behind-those-insisting-quality-of-life-makes-lives-not-worth-living?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch


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Pope Francis Condemns Murder of Mexican Priest

Rome, December 29, 2014

Pope Francis denounced the murder of a priest who was killed by a local drug cartel in the city of Altamirano, located the Mexican state of Guerrero, and found dead on Christmas Day. …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-condemns-murder-of-mexican-priest?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch


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How an Entire Community Rallied Around Cancer-Stricken High School Footballer

Dominic DeMichele was having a successful high school football season until he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September.

The 19-year-old defensive back from Freeport, Illinois, missed the last half of the season because of chemotherapy treatments but said an amazing outpouring of community support helped keep him strong.

“Obviously, getting sick sidetracked many of my plans but also gave me a renewed sense of gratitude,” the Aquin High School senior said. …

https://gma.yahoo.com/entire-community-rallied-around-cancer-stricken-high-school-201252787–abc-news-health.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=ma