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Nursing the Soul

Some months ago, I had the joy of publishing a new book on pastoral care entitled Nursing the soul. This book has been the fruit of years writing articles for the quarterly magazine Il-Musbieħ, which is published by the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses (...

Unless We Believe in Eternal Life, Death is So Final

I had a friend who passed away this past week and have taken his death hard. I knew him for 65 years. As we aged, we both knew that father time would take its toll on us. For me, it was especially hard given that my friend was a person that had no faith in do...

HR 1676: Another Avenue for the Culture of Death

The primary end of healthcare is treating illnesses and injuries so that the human person, body, min...

Do Miracles Really Happen?

Do miracles like the one in the Gospel of Mark (5:21-43) really happen? Can people—including ch...

God’s Wish for Us

Whether we are willing to admit it or not, death is that very mysterious and inescapable reality whi...

May Wisdom Be Ours

Our first reading for this Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time says, “God did not make death —...

Respect for the Body?

I shouldn’t be surprised by what I see on the internet each day, but a January 11, 2018 Seattle Ti...

The Tragedy of Suicide

Whenever a suicide occurs, those who knew the person are usually shocked, grief-stricken, and confus...

The Graveyard of the Body

For most old people being in constant pain is the predominant condition of getting old. It dominates...

Jesus is The Lord of Life

In the middle of the 19th century, there was a six-year-old boy down South, whom we’ll call Mar...

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