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    John Paul II to the Nigerian young people

    Onitsha (Nigeria), Dear young men and women of Nigeria,This afternoon the Pope belongs to you!I am truly overjoyed to see you here in your teeming thousands from all parts of your vast country.You have displayed for me your youthful agility, your fascinating acrobatics, your joy and your optimism. I am very grateful to you; I […] More

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    Late Have I Loved You (St. Augustine)

    Late have I loved you, Beauty so ancient and so new, late have I loved you!Lo, you were within,but I outside, seeking there for you,and upon the shapely things you have madeI rushed headlong – I, misshapen.You were with me, but I was not with you.They held me back far from you,those things which would […] More

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    Moral reflections on vaccines prepared from cells from aborted human fetuses

    June 5 2005 The issue under consideration concerns the lawfulness of the production, dissemination and use of some vaccines whose production is in connection with acts of procured abortion. These are live virus vaccines that have been prepared from human cell lines of fetal origin, using aborted human fetal tissues as a source of such […] More

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    Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy

    Committee on Doctrine United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (March 25, 2009) 1. From time to time questions have been raised about various alternative therapies that are often available in the United States. Bishops are sometimes asked, “What is the Church’s position on such therapies?” The USCCB Committee on Doctrine has prepared this resource in […] More

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    Brother Roger’s last letter

    A few weeks before he was killed, fr. Roger Schutz, prior of the ecumenical community of Taizé, had started preparing this letter that, although unfinished, is a text full of inspiration: “I leave you peace; I give you my peace.” [1] What is this peace that God gives? It is first of all an inner peace, […] More

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    We will stand up (John Paul II)

    And so, we will stand up every time that human life is threatened. When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, we will stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.When a child is described as a burden or is looked upon only as a means to […] More

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