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Renewal for Sterilized Couples

Among married men and women who undergo surgical sterilization through a vasectomy or a tubal ligation, it has been estimated that anywhere from 10-20 percent will come to regret the choice.

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High Cholesterol in Children

Dr. Garner tackles the issue of high cholesterol in children, recommends some healthy food choices for children and addresses the measles outbreak.

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Easter Truths with Flannery O’Connor

This coming Aug. 3 will mark the golden anniversary of Flannery O’Connor’s “Passover,” to adopt the biblical image John Paul II used to describe the Christian journey through death to eternal life.

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Give Witness to the Easter Message

There are days when I find myself complaining out loud in prayer: “Dear Jesus, could you have made it just a little easier?”

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Sharing Risen Life

What words can capture the meaning and beauty of Christ’s resurrection and our participation in Christ’s resurrection? None can express the mystery adequately, but two poems have been going through my mind.

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Albany’s Bishop Is Right Man for the Job

We returned to Brooklyn after spending three days in Albany, the state capital, covering the ordination and installation of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as its 10th bishop.

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God’s Anointed Ones

Each year as we come to this wonderful celebration of the Mass of Chrism, we have an opportunity to reflect because together we form the one body of Christ, the Church.

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Joy to the World, Christ is Risen!

Everyone knows that Christians are supposed to be joyful for Easter. But what if you’re feeling down? How can you pick yourself up?

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A Worthy Goal: An Attitude of Gratitude

“Always and everywhere” is a fairly comprehensive expression. Some might say it is dimensionless.

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Touched by God

I suspect that readers of this column have had the experience that I have had frequently.

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