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    Women’s roles in the Catholic church have remained relatively consistent in the fact that women have never been allowed to become priests but have continued their service to the church in the role as nuns. Even though the church has modernized in other ways, they have not caught up to improving gender equality in the West. Why is this still a controversial issue especially since in other denominations of Christianity, such as the Methodist church, have appointed women preachers? This is still an…

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    author speaks of the meticulous process of creating the perfect dose, because overdose could be more lethal than the actual disease. This is historically accurate. These herb gardens were very important in the lives of Benedictine monks. According to Benedict of Nursia, the founder of Monte Cassino monastery “Before all things, and above all things, especial care must be taken of the sick.” When any monk joins into a monastery of any kind, not just a Benedictine Monastery, he must take vows. He…

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    Dante Alighieri's first book in the divine comedy the Inferno is a religious epic that condemns those who are blasphemous towards the church but is also a careful condemnation of the power of the catholic church.Through the Pilgrim's journey through hell he sees and learns many things from his environment, the people he meets in hell, as well as his guide Virgil. However as he is traveling through the hellscape Dante is commentating about the state of affairs as he sees it in 12th century Europe…

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    Religion And Birth Control

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    There are many concepts nowadays that individuals argue over and disagree with each other on. Each individual forms their own opinions and beliefs that to them are the right viewpoint unlike everyone else’s whose differs from their own. This is mostly due to environmental influences when growing up that can be identified by parents, neighbors, lifestyle, and so on. Furthermore, when religion is brought into the mix, the situation often times becomes even more complicated. Religious views and…

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    Drop Dead Divas Every day divas do crazy things. Coincidentally a lot of these crazy things seem to happen on October 4. The universal date of crazy things, which also happens to be my birthday. From overdosing on drugs, declaring divorce, or making their pilgrimage to America, these divas are lunatic. According to the New York Post, Janis Joplin, the ‘second noted’ pop singer, died on October 4, 1970 of a heroine overdose. Joplin lived a very involved lifestyle, putting her everything…

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    Introduction According to Warren & Bennis (2010), “The constancy of change that drives efforts to reinvent government bureaucracies, church hierarchies, and business practices call for audacious leaders who take a stand for what they believe in” (p.29). As a practicing Catholic, I have noticed that the Church is continuously challenged to redefine the role of the Church in our ever changing society under the leadership of Pope Francis. While it is relatively easy to appreciate the public…

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    El Salvador Research Paper

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    Before Romero In many ways, El Salvador was no different than many of its South American neighbors during the 1970 's and 1980 's. The oppressive government that existed in El Salvador had much in common with the violent regimes running Argentina, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and others. Death squads, supported if not organized by the ruling governments, murdered with no fear of reprisal those they saw as enemies of the status quo. However, it was the global setting, not simply a continental…

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    Pope Francis Leading a Modernized Society The world is ever changing, and this persistent evolution is due in part to the creation of revised leadership, beliefs, and ideals by each generation. The Catholic Church is a pivotal example of evolving change and perspective. While the Church has always been steadfast in holding to tradition, some people believe she is shifting her laws to fit those of modern culture. This shift started when Jorge Mario Bergoglio become Pope Francis and established…

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    Animals Have Souls Do animals have souls? Do people have souls? There are many differing definitions for the soul, and how can you begin to answer any of these questions without a chosen definition? Clarence Darrow’s “The Myth Of the Soul” and my secondary sources will conclude that yes, animals do have souls, and in fact, to think that they do not is much harder to believe. Jesus and Buddha praised vegetarianism because of a humans connectedness to all life (Jones-Hunt). Before eating meat…

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    Bernard Prusak had done many fascinating things throughout life. Bernard grew up in a small town in Slovakia and came to live in America when he was quite young. After Bernard completed high school he went to study, to become a priest, in Rome. During his time in Rome he worked as a “delivery boy” during the second Vatican Council. His job was to pass out all of the different documents and information that the Bishops needed during the meetings of the council. He primarily worked during the last…

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