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On the Morality of Tattoos

April 2, 2011

 

THE REV. James Jackson, FSSP, of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Littleton, Colorado, offered his reflections on the subject of tattoos to his congregation in his parish bulletin last year. He wrote:

If the tattoo extols what is base or ugly (remember beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, but is an objective reality), then it is contrary to the virtues of modesty and purity. Rejoicing in or promulgating what is ugly is also against the proper order of creation and the Creator.

His entire essay is reprinted below. Read More »

 

April 2, 2011

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Daniel Mitsui

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Daniel Mitsui

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Women Doctors Change the Culture of Medicine

April 2, 2011

 

WOMEN, because of their natural empathy, make better doctors than men. An article in today’s New York Times illustrates why this widely-held belief is false. The entry of large numbers of women into the medical profession has diminished the level of dedication and personal care. Doctors who are mothers are empathetic. But they are empathetic to their children too. They don’t want to work the hours demanded by the traditional medical practice and prefer bureaucratically-administered hospital or clinical jobs that come with regular shifts. 

The grandfather of a woman who is a doctor comments on the changes. “My son and I had deeper feelings for our patients than I think Kate will ever have,” Dr. William Dewar II said over lunch at a diner in Honesdale, about 30 miles northeast of Scranton. Munching on a club sandwich, Dr. William Dewar III gestured toward the diner’s owner, who had greeted them deferentially. Read More »

 

On Friendship that Comes and Goes

April 2, 2011

 

RESPONDING to the discussion in this entry about a high school student being taunted by friends, Paul writes:

No, no, no. No way should this boy allow his “friends” to bully him. He should make these guys respect him or drop them.

For example, I had a longtime close friend who had become more and more sarcastic with me during college. I am not sarcastic, so the match was uneven. At that time, shrugging (mostly) or attacking were my primary responses with others. I called him one night and asked him to come over to discuss something. He did right away. Read More »

 
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