Monthly Archives: February 2009

‘Music: The art of the soul’

The Florida Catholic, Miami edition, has a great multimedia presentation on a music teacher at a Catholic school who is making a difference in the lives of his students. It’s certainly worth a look.

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Retired Bishop Welsh dies; founded Northern Virginia diocese

Bishop Thomas J. Welsh, who was the first leader of the Diocese of Arlington, Va., when it was formed in 1974, died yesterday at age 87. The Arlington Catholic Herald has the story, which includes the remarkable growth of the … Continue reading

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Faith helps family battle cancer

CHILTON – Five-year-old Noah Oakley hasn’t met a toy train he didn’t like. Red ones, blue ones, wooden ones, plastic ones. They all have fun written on them. Fun is something that Noah, son of Keith and Sheila Oakley, members … Continue reading

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With only months to live due to cancer, Wisconsin woman continues making rosaries

CLARKS MILLS – Dolores Klingeisen, 83, carefully opens a large envelope, retrieved from a living room shelf, to reveal photos of children in a modest classroom. A picture of a young boy sitting at a desk brings a smile to … Continue reading

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Bishop’s pastoral letter hits home for parish employee

ROGERS — In November, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released his first pastoral letter to Catholics in the Diocese of Little Rock called, “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me: A Pastoral Letter on the Human Rights of Immigrants.” In … Continue reading

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Lives are saved, but some vaccines aren’t morally neutral

BEND – Occasionally I am compelled to approach topics which, if I were more prudent, I would avoid. The issue of vaccines produced using cell lines of illicit origin is one such topic. (full column)

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Focusing on chastity

How do you teach abstinence? The question rises because of some recent research claiming that so-called “abstinence only” sex education works only in the very short term. Do you simply say “Abstinence is better than indulgence, so don’t do it,” … Continue reading

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