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Speaking Out

“Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.  God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the […]

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Beatitudes and blindness

I’m sure on some level we are familiar with the eight Beatitudes found in the gospel of St. Matthew; they are teachings from Jesus. For all who try to understand blindness, and for those who may be unsure of how to react to any disability, this short entry is for you: Blessed are they who refrain […]

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Why Are We Always Looking Up?

I realized a while ago that we all suffer from the same condition. No matter what station we are in life, no matter the socioeconomic status, no matter the (fill in descriptor here), we all are constantly looking up, when we should be looking around and especially down. What I mean by this is that […]

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LOVED BY THE TRUTH: an interview with Rachel Benda

Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Lk 12:32) When Rachel Benda founded Bethesda the House of Mercy, in July of 1990, it began as almost any good thing begins: a shot in the dark, a blind leap, a step out of the boat onto a stormy […]

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Let God Be The Judge

One of the greatest moments of clarity I ever experienced while investigating the Catholic Church was when I came to understand a simple truth: Life is sacred; plain and simple. While I know it may be elementary to many,  this simple truth helped me unlock the answers to all my confusion on the Church’s teachings. […]

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