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St John Paul II & Ven Fulton J Sheen & the Political Climate in America

February 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Vicki Burbach

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The Church of Mercy (Week 5 of 6) It is not enough to offer someone a sandwich unless it is accompanied by the possibility of learning how to stand on one’s own two feet. Charity that leaves the poor person as he or she is, is not sufficient. True mercy, the mercy God gives to us and teaches us, demands justice; it demands that the poor find the way to be poor no longer. – Pope Francis, The... Read More

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen on Politics

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Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen on Politics Editor’s Note: Today, one day before the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, Patti Maguire Armstrong reminds us of the words of wisdom Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen published in the 1940s and how they still ring true today. … Sheen: A Lesson on Politics Regarding religion and politics, I was…taken aback while... Read More

Anxiety remains well after the election

December 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Anxiety, Fr. Bartunek

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Dear Fr. John, I am deeply distressed by the outcome of our election. I am beyond myself when I consider that more than 40% of Mass-going Catholics committed mortal sin (or something close depending on their knowledge) by voting for someone who will continue to support Planned Parenthood and abortion. I know it has only been a matter of days but I just can’t shake my anxiety over all of this.... Read More

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