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September 2020

Sep 28

Why Catholicism is good for your health

By Joseph D. White, Ph.D.   In his writings on the Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II describes the human being as a “unity” of body, mind, and spirit. You can’t do something with your body without also involving your soul. But science is teaching us that this also works the other way around — what is good for...
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Sep 21

Defining the miraculous

The Catholic Church employs a strict standard when evaluating and validating miracles as authentic supernatural events worthy of the belief of the faithful. In the film Miracles from Heaven, a mother, played by Jennifer Garner, prays for the healing of her young daughter, Annabelle, who suffers from a rare life-threatening gastrointestinal...
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Sep 14

Show and Tell

Show and tell is a typical practice in many schools. The practice builds on the natural impulse to share what one finds precious or interesting. It also provides opportunities to develop the communication skills of active listening as well as describing objects or experiences and providing information about why the speaker chose to share it....
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Sep 7

Labor Day Prayer

In Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical “Charity in Truth” (Caritas in Veritate), he calls for justice and dignity for all workers and insists that economic systems should work for people, rather than people serving the system.Take a moment to give thanks for the gift of work.   Lord, as we celebrate Labor Day, we thank You for...
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