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    Indochina War

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    Mehmet Ali Agca who is Turkish rightist and assassin long associated with the Gray Wolves, an affiliate of the extreme right-wing Nationalist Action Party, shot Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square(Chomsky and Herman, 2002: p. 144). After seventeen months in an Italian prison, Agca claimed that he was hired by Bulgarians and KGB to shoot the pope. If this was true, it would work beneficially on the Reagan Administration of the US who considers Soviet Union as an “empire of evil”, and the…

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    Euthanasia is the triumph of selfishness.- Pope Francis. The scientific definition of the procedure is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. The topic of euthanasia is controversial and is often a point of argument, sometimes dividing religious beliefs. The Catholic Church often is part of the argument as the followers are admit on the opinion of God, that of which being against the matter. This opinion has evolved…

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    beyond the boundaries of the formal classrooms I had been in at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. One person has both watched and participated as this process unfolded over so many years—Father John Patrick…

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    Hi, Thank you for supporting the growth of your youth’s faith through sending him/her on the Divine Mercy Junior High Deanery Retreat. It is vitally important for youth to experience an encounter with Christ, a profound and tangible experience of Christ and His love. While there are many opportunities in the Mass and everyday life to experience such an encounter, this retreat will help guide the youth to experience a personal encounters through the mercy of God. The retreat draws from Fr.…

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    Mary Beth Reflection

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    After attending the annual Pope John Paul II Lecture on Social Justice, I found that many interesting points were raised that I never considered before. Although America prides itself as the land of opportunity, it seems as if our individualistic culture has prevented us from resolving various issues that have had detrimental impacts on families in the United States and around the world. For instance, I really liked how Sister Mary Beth compared the progression of society to the release dates…

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    With the help of Pope John Paul II, it was published in 1992 (“The Catechism”). The years of 1991 and 1992, especially in the United States, marked significant changes in the role of women. Six women were granted seats in the U.S. Senate during the 1992 election, leading the local…

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    Critically examine one contemporary ethical issue from the perspective of either Christianity or Judaism. Annapreet Bhullar 13000382 ‘I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, not to hate them, but to understand them.’ Brittany Maynard; the heart breaking case whereby she took her own life aged 29, due to suffering from an aggressive malignant brain tumour. She died in Oregon, USA from taking a lethal drug prescribed by a doctor after become globally recognised…

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    Little Rome Case Study

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    Catholic University of America itself is stretched across one hundred and seventy-six acres of land adjacent to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic church in North America. It has been visited by Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis. The shrine’s Spiritual Director Fr. Raymond Lebrun knows a lot about the goings-on in the neighborhood and how the church has continued its outreach efforts despite all the recent real-estate developments…

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    Social Justice Issue One of the most important things all religions deal with is death. Dying is often seen as an occasion for getting powerful spiritual insights and preparing for some type of afterlife. Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering. So it’s not surprising that all faiths have strong views on euthanasia. Particularly, Roman Catholicism and Buddhism have similar and opposing stances on euthanasia. Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana…

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    My Personal Faith Journey What role does my faith play in my life? This is one of my day to day questions. Since I can remember, my religion and my life come hand in hand. I grew up in a town with a very strong Catholic faith that was passed on to me and I have kept it since. I started learning about my faith since I was a child and now that I am a young adult, I try day by day to understand it better and to follow the teachings of it. My faith is something I carry with me everywhere I go and…

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