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Pope at Jubilee Audience: Mercy and Mission Are Closely Linked

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Today I wish to speak to you about the close relationship between mercy and mission . Saint John Paul II reminded us that the Church lives an authentic life when she professes and proclaims mercy, and leads people to the source of mercy. As Christians, we are called to be missionaries of the Gospel. Just as we naturally seek to share with others the beautiful moments of our lives, we are called also and especially to share the joy of encountering Jesus Christ. This was the experience of the disciples from…

Pope at Jubilee Audience: Mercy and Mission Are Closely Linked


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Human Embryos Aren’t Disposable Material, Says Pope

Pope Francis says that the disposal of human embryos and the treatment often given to the elderly and the infirm are marks of the throwaway culture in our society. …

http://zenit.org/articles/human-embryos-arent-disposable-material-says-pope/


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Bioethics Q-and-A: End of Life Decision Making: What Should Catholics Do?

You check into a hospital for a routine procedure.  They ask you if you have a living will.  You say no.  They slide a form in front of you with simplistic questions such as: Do you want to be resuscitated if you go into cardiac arrest?  Do you want mechanical ventilation if you are unable to breath?  Do you want nutrients and fluids supplied to your body if you’re unconscious? …

Bioethics Q-and-A: End of Life Decision Making: What Should Catholics Do?


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Living the Moral Life 40

Forgiving others, for some people, takes determination. Knowing that God demands it is sometimes the only thing that pushes them forward to such virtue. But after working through many emotions such as anger, fear, loss, sadness, resentment, pride and what could be many more, it is worth the prize of peace. We always have to remember the prize that we are striving for. But the peace we win is more than an absence of struggles or pain. It is not just rightness with one person. It is rightness with the world. Continue reading


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Pro-Lifers Demand Special Prosecutor as Planned Parenthood Rep Works for D.A. Who Indicted Daleiden

Leading pro-life advocates are demanding the appointment of a special prosecutor now that Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson is coming under fire after her office pursued a grand jury indictment against the pro-life investigators who uncovered the sale of aborted baby body parts at a Houston Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. …

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/01/27/pro-lifers-demand-special-prosecutor-as-planned-parenthood-rep-works-for-d-a-who-indicted-daleiden/


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D.A. Who Indicted David Daleiden Failed to Prosecute Abortionist Who Killed Babies Born Alive

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson is coming under fire after her office pursued a grand jury indictment against the pro-life investigators who uncovered the sale of aborted baby body parts at a Houston Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.