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Pandemic Forcing Many to Re-Examine Life Priorities

As any secular psychologist and sociologist will tell you, the average person definitely does not reassess their daily and lifetime priorities. Harvard ...


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Stuck in the ‘Everyday’? Try Searching for Truth

The 20th Century American Catholic writer, Walker Percy, wrote frequently about how life in the modern world alienates us from things that truly matter. ...


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Savoring the Ordinary Beauty in Life

In a recent book, Paul Gould writes:

The writings of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Marilynne Robinson are infused with a sacramental theology. Her writing ...

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Bearing the Image of God

Does a person’s view of what it means to be human influence their ethical decision-making?

John Evans, a sociologist at the University of California, ...


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How a Pizzeria Highlights the Gifts of Those with Down Syndrome

In 2000, two parents founded a pizzeria in Rome with the goal of employing people with Down syndrome. Inspired by their son, who had the condition, they ...


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New York City Photographer Learns How to Look

David Finn, an acclaimed professional photographer and lifelong New Yorker, wrote a fascinating book, How to Look At Everything. Finn recounts how he ...


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Don't Miss the Most Beautiful Part of God's Creation—People

Pastor and author Eugene Peterson notes that it's easy for us to look at the grandeur and beauty of the mountains or to bask in the warmth of the spring ...


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Science Magazine Tries to Determine Value of Human Life

How much is a human life worth? In attempting to answer that question The British science magazine New Scientist noted the following thoughts:

  • In wrongful death lawsuits, juries and judges decide what amount should be paid in each case. For the overwhelming majority of cases, there is no actual value placed on the deceased person's life. As one legal expert notes, "There's damages for pain and suffering before you die, there's damages for loss of income to your family after you die. But for the life itself that was lost, it's worth nothing."

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The Hoarder Next Door

The suite next to our condo is a small studio. The neighbors who lived there when we moved in fit the profile: young, professional, and private. That's ...


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1950's-Era Planned Parenthood Booklet Proclaims "The Gift of Life"

A pamphlet published in 1951 titled The Gift of Life contains some traditional advice about human sexuality and the sanctity of life. For instance, the ...


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