Tag: Catholic

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    R & E takes a look at the life of a Trappist monk at Mepkin Abbey in South Carolina. “It’s a life of transformation. It’s about a person becoming more like Christ,” says Father Aelred Hagen. More

    February 21, 2003 | Comments

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    Read more of R&E correspondent Judy Valente’s interview with Dr. Roseanne Cook about her medical practice in rural Alabama. More

    November 8, 2002 | Comments

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    Health care in the United States is a big problem for the poor — not only because they often can’t afford it. Sometimes it just isn’t there. This is especially true in rural areas, which have a hard time attracting doctors. In rural Alabama, a Catholic nun has found a calling as a doctor, one of only three serving 14,000 people. More

    November 8, 2002 | Comments

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    The Taizé community has no preaching but has become famous for its simple, meditative music and prayer.

    September 20, 2002 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from University of Notre Dame theology professor Timothy Matovina’s essay on devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas. More

    August 2, 2002 | Comments

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    July 26, 2002 | Comments

  • “Christ needs your youth and your generous enthusiasm to make his proclamation of joy resound in the new millennium,” said Pope John Paul II to the more than 250,000 young Catholics assembled in Toronto for World Youth Day. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Many scientists say the most promise for curing various diseases is to clone human embryos to cure the sick. Therapeutic cloning is sharply controversial because it destroys the original human embryo. Reverend William Abernethy suffers from Parkinson's disease and is one of the many hoping to receive medical help through the therapeutic cloning process.

    July 12, 2002 | Comments

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    For many, the fundamental issue behind stem cell research is the moral status of tiny, one-week-old human embryos. Scientists think these cells can help them find cures for many severe illnesses, but harvesting those cells kills the embryos. Ethicists say the right and wrong of destroying even unwanted embryos in order to do promising medical research depends on what you think those embryos are.

    July 27, 2001 | Comments

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    Baptism is an important rite of initiation in the Christian tradition, but the baptism ceremony varies depending upon the denomination. Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and many in the Protestant denominations baptize infants. Baptists and Pentecostal Churches baptize only adults or children old enough to profess their faith. More

    April 13, 2001 | Comments

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