In Catholic Hospital Chapels, the Divine Physician Awaits

Many hospitals have a chapel,
but only Catholic hospitals have a chapel with a Presence.
~ Bishop Robert F. Vasa

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Caring for Strangers: ‘His Wide Mouth Home’ Remembered

He’ll lie down, and our breath
Will chill the roundness of his cheeks,
And make his wide mouth home.
~ Dylan Thomas

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Public Comment: RU-486

RU-486 is a dangerous regimen, and it has no place in our community.

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Death Prep (Part 1): What It Is, What We Can’t Do About It

Death can be very beautiful – like a wedding – if we make it so.
~ Fr. Solanus Casey

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Emmaus, Eucharist, and Emma Thompson: The Hidden Mass in ‘Wit’

And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
~ William Shakespeare

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Things Fall Apart: Of Aging, Angst, and Anticipating Holy Week

The liturgy must be understood.
For, day by day, it is our duty to live within it and by means of it.
~ Theodore Klauser

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Toting Christ

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It is not to remain in a golden ciborium that He comes down each day from Heaven, but to find another Heaven, the Heaven of our soul in which He takes delight.
~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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Getting Ready for Fundamentals of Nursing

That song is such a beautiful, poignant picture of old age and opportunity – a dual reminder that all of us (our parents, loved ones, me, you) will eventually reach our expiration dates, but also that, now, while we’re younger, we have so many chances to touch the lives of others already there.

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We Embody Christ By Caring For the Sick, and By Enduring Our Sickness

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By his passion and death on the cross
Christ has given a new meaning to suffering (CCC 1505).

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Best Answers: Of Nursing, Foolishness, and SNL

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“We don’t go on because we’re ready. We go on because it’s 11:30.”
~ Lorne Michaels

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