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The Virtue of Fairness

It may very well be that the first moral judgment a child utters is Thats not fair! Virtually all studies on the subject report that children as young as four already have an active and flourishing sense of fairness.

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Recent Martyrs of India

Pope John Paul II visited New Delhi in November 1999 to promulgate a special document, Ecclesia in Asia (The Church in Asia), which lays out a vision of that continent and the Churchs future there for the new millennium.

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The Catholic Apologist's Scriptural Cheat Sheet

Sola scriptura Sola fide Salvation (once and for all?) Deuterocanonicals Purgatory Eucharist Baptism Forgiveness of sins Papacy/infallibility Brothers of Jesus Mary Saints Statues, images and relics Church and authority Priesthood Worship Justification Morality

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Leading Students to Christ

In his book The Mystery We Proclaim (Our Sunday Visitor, 1993), Msgr. Francis Kelly offers a five-step plan that provides catechists with a helpful framework for every time they teach the faith.

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Staggering to Heaven

There are saints who sweep across the sky of their generation like blazing comets signaling the reality and glory of God. Others silently earn grace for a world blind to their presence. Matt Talbot, the friend of God whose life ended on a Dublin sidewalk on June 7, 1925, was one of those hidden holy. Matt Talbot may well become the Churchs first known alcoholic saint.

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RU-486: An Attempt to Hide the Truth

Recently, the newspapers and television news programs have had reports on the drug RU-486, an abortion drug. I have heard some people say that this drug is something good because it eliminates the need for an abortion and is really just a form of contraception. As Catholics, how do we view this drug?

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