St. John Paul II’s Pro-Life Legacy

Celebrating Advent with St. Francis Xavier

By Susan Ciancio [Yesterday] we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis Xavier. A [few] days ago, we began the joyous season of Advent. Those who knew Francis said he was always filled with an immense joy. Though he died at a young age, he spent the last 15 years of his life spreading that joy […]

The Long March to Imposed Death

By Judie Brown By voice vote, the Palliative Care Health Education and Training Act passed the House of Representatives. We will never know who voted for or against this bad bill because nobody had his/her vote recorded. This is a cowardly thing, but genuinely political; it’s the art of the game, so to speak. I […]

A Call to Action

By Euthanasia Prevention Coalition USA On behalf of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition USA, Nancy Elliott and Sara Buscher are organizing a grassroots effort to contact key senators to stop passage of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act—S.2080/H.R. 647. Both acts are in the Senate HELP committee. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition USA supports hospice […]

Nursing Home Visit

How to Share Joy with Nursing Home Residents

By Mary Kizior We often talk about the need to reach out to sick or elderly persons to offer comfort at the end of life, but what does that look like in practice? Not every family has grandparents who live nearby, so the opportunity to share joy with the elderly comes only occasionally. Visiting the […]

Let Us Go Rejoicing

By Judie Brown The responsorial psalm this past Sunday garnered this response from the congregation: “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord!” What a marvelous exclamation of joy and exultation from the children of God who realize that thanksgiving is an attitude and a word of love; it is not a particular […]

On the Scene at ‘Night to Shine’

By Terrell Clemmons When I first heard that my church planned to host a “Night to Shine” prom, my immediate thoughts were skeptical: That sounds like a huge undertaking. How could we possibly take this on? I am beyond grateful, now, that I kept my thoughts to myself, moved beyond the trepidation, and took part […]