6 comments on “US Bishops: What is your “Pro-Life” Message for Gaza?
  1. Patricia Blair says:

    Excellent, Dawn, keep pushing the buttons!

  2. 태정 says:

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    Hi, Dawn … Hope everything is well with you!
    Upon reading your religious articles on Catholic culture and community, I’ve got across with a chilling statistics gathered by a US authority.
    What I read is as follows:
    July 11, 2014

    Declines in Donations Outweigh Direct Costs of Catholic Priest Scandals

    Priest sexual-abuse scandals have cost the U.S. Catholic church a total of about $3 billion in legal fees, settlements, and other direct costs since the 1980s, but the impact of parishioners’ declining charitable contributions has been an order of magnitude larger, say Nicolas L. Bottan of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ricardo Perez-Truglia of Harvard. A parish-by-parish analysis shows that the scandals caused contributions to the church to decline by an estimated average of $2.36 billion per year. From 1950–2009, allegations of abuse were lodged against 5,768 priests, or 5.3% of all priests active in the U.S., the researchers say.
    SOURCE: The Role of Religious Congregations in the Provision of Social Services in the U.S.: Lessons from an Event-Study Analysis of the Catholic-Clergy Scandals
    One thing I’d like to suggest you to write on is “how to make principles heard and done by public figures,” meaning that a healthy society thrives on the common goods, respectful deeds and mutual considerations. Perspectives from Catholicism may work good, and you may take the abovementioned stats as examples when public leaders stopped short of carrying our their duties.
    Sorry for not being more clear in my suggestion, but you are my Queen!
    Have a nice day!
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    보낸사람: Dawn Morais <comment-reply@wordpress.com> 받는사람 : leedynasty@hanmail.net 날짜: 2014년 7월 19일 토요일, 18시 49분 30초 +0900 제목: [New post] US Bishops: What is your “Pro-Life” Message for Gaza?

    freecatholic808 posted: “DNC Convention 2012: “Thus do we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us to defend it. Life, without which no other rights are secure. We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected.” From the prayer by Card”

    • Hello CY: Korea has had its share of tragedies this year too.In addition to all the violence in the Middle East, we are reeling from the second MH disaster. Appreciate your suggestions.Take care. Dawn

  3. Babs says:

    Great job! Thanks!

    Babs Ripple 808/220-3130 New email: BabsRipple@gmail.com “…and the greatest of these is Love.” (1st Corinthians 13)


  4. Babs Ripple says:

    My poem, “Bethlehem-2006” is in the mail to your Honolulu address. You should receive it on Tuesday.

    Thanks for the witness you are giving with your writing and your teaching!!!

    Babs Ripple

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