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Newman Centers are anchor of faith at public colleges

By • The Catholic Review • 12/17/2008

BALTIMORE (Catholic Review) - There is a sense of sadness and apprehension that washes over most parents as they drop their children off for college. Who’s going to watch or feed them and make sure they get to class on time? Better yet, who’s going to keep their souls clean when invitations to ...

A Pinprick to Revive Devotion

By • The Catholic Moment • 6/24/2008

Father Leonard Kostka decided to create a “One Drop” cross. The lapel pin or necklace consists of a sterling silver Celtic cross with an almandine garnet in the center. RENSSELAER — One drop will save the world from sin. That’s the reason Precious Blood Father Leonard Kostka decided to create a ...

LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP - Maxine Kaiser meets with 8-year old Sumanth Bala during her recent visit to India. Kaiser has sponsored Sumanth for three years through the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.

Family celebration: Utah women travel to India to meet with sponsored children

By • Intermountain Catholic • 5/16/2008

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Intermountain Catholic) — Maxine Kaiser of Salt Lake City and Deborah Carr of Provo aren’t the kind of women who would fly off to India just to see the Taj Mahal. But Kaiser, director of liturgy for the Diocese of Salt Lake City, and Carr, a school teacher, did fly off to ...

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Deportation of Wis. eighth-grader reveals immigration policy's painful side to class

By • The Compass • 5/15/2008

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (The Compass) - Students at St. Bernard School learned about the painful realities of illegal immigration recently when one of their classmates was deported to Mexico. The situation and whereabouts of Miriam (the school asked that her last name not be used), an eighth grader at ...

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Mandatory drug testing to be implemented in Oklahoma City Catholic high schools

The Sooner Catholic • 5/15/2008

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (The Sooner Catholic) - Both Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will implement mandatory random drug testing of the entire student body beginning next fall. In making the announcement, Bishop McGuinness Principal David Morton and Mount Saint Mary ...

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd ‘hands-on’ religious education gets a look in Texas

By • The Texas Catholic Herald • 5/14/2008

KINGWOOD, Texas (The Texas Catholic Herald) - Centered on the specific goal of bringing children closer to God, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is being introduced to religious educators in the Archdiocese of Galvestion-Houston through formation courses being held at St. Martha Church. The ...

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Food versus fuel: Is biofuel production to blame for our present food shortage?

By • The West Texas Catholic • 5/14/2008

AMARILLO, Texas (West Texas Catholic) - According to a Catholic News Service report, recent protests over rising food prices have highlighted the controversy over biofuels such as ethanol made from corn or diesel fuel made from vegetable oils. Though some are quick to blame the manufacture of ...

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Spirituality key to the dying patient’s ‘quality of life,’ says Catholic doctor

By • Catholic San Francisco • 5/13/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Catholic San Francisco) - Medicine shrinks from caring for the spiritual needs of dying patients, even though spirituality is what most people yearn for most at the end of life, Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, a physician, philosopher and Franciscan Brother, told an audience at the ...

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Bioethics battle is between contrary visions of the human person, says Rome professor

By • Cross Roads • 5/12/2008

LEXINGTON, KY (Cross Roads) - In the field of bioethics, two contrary visions of the human person are engaged in a “fierce battle” with far-reaching implications for the human race, a professor of bioethics told a Lexington group Feb. 22 at the Catholic Center in Lexington. Legion of Christ ...

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital helping 6-year-old Mo. girl enjoy life

By • The Catholic Missourian • 5/8/2008

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (The Catholic Missourian) - Six-year-old Elaina Verslues is never afraid to go to back to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. In fact, it’s exciting for her. “She loves to go there,” said her mother, Jill Verslues of Immaculate Conception parish in Jefferson City. ...

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