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August 6, 2015

Catholic Review Column: Our Response to Revealing Planned Parenthood Videos

Over the past couple weeks, a series of undercover videos posted online have shown leaders from Planned Parenthood discussing their abortion clinics’ sale of fetal tissue from abortions and the altering of abortion methods for no reason other than to obtain more “intact” organs. In one of the videos, an official from Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion...
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Feast of the Transfiguration

Introduction You know, sometimes I think that the Transfiguration deserves a lot more attention than we tend to give it. We encounter this mystery twice during the liturgical year – a Gospel account of the Transfiguration is always read on the 2nd Sunday of Lent as a way of spurring us on during our Lenten...
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Closing Remarks, 2015 Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention

Introduction They say that time passes quickly when you’re having fun. I must be having a lot fun serving as Supreme Chaplain because it is really hard for me to believe that it has been ten years since I started serving in this role as your Chaplain. My first Convention as Supreme Chaplain was in...
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Rowdiness to reflection in Federal Hill

However long they remain, two minutes or two hours, the decision to step off the street and into Holy Cross makes them pilgrims of another order. For those few moments, at least, their journey is definitively toward God.
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Making something good out of depression

Depression can happen to anyone. It can hit a woman after giving birth to a beautiful child or be caused by chronic pain. It can come from being bombarded continuously by bad news, losing a job, fear of aging or fear of dying.
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Our response to revealing Planned Parenthood videos

Many people speak of human dignity but do not agree that human dignity is inscribed in the human person by the Creator; they do not agree that there is a transcendent dignity at all stages of life.
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Seminarians in the City: Future priests visit Baltimore’s challenged neighborhoods

Future priests visited ministries in inner-city Baltimore as part of a July 31 pilgrimage.
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Movie Review: ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’

“Ewe” are bound to have fun watching “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” an endearing - and pun-filled - animated feature about the madcap adventures of a woolly English flock.
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Living forward, understanding backwards: Quelling life’s fears and worries

Sunset from our home on Singer Island on August 5 (Photo by Patti Murphy Dohn)-----"Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in
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