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Misc: Inmates With Woodworking Skills Make Chair for Pope Francis’ Visit

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Philly inmates carve chair for Pope

Inmates with woodworking skills in Philadelphia have made a carved chair for Pope Francis’ September visit to the penitentiary. Read the story and see the video about their work here: Philly Inmates With Woodworking Skills Make Carved Chair for Pope Francis

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One Woman’s Story of Healing After Abortion with Project Rachel

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Women Deserve Better Than Abortion

“It’s this forbidden grief.”

Years ago I wrote a play about religion and sexuality. As a small part of that project I interviewed post-abortive women. Some of them had gone through Project Rachelthe Church’s ministry to post-abortive women and families. Read one woman’s story, as she told it to me, after the jump:

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TCC Radio: Homeless Opera | Snap Judgment

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Homeless Opera

“I’m somebody.”

Matt Peacock had two very different jobs–working as an opera critic and at the local homeless shelter. He never thought the two would ever have anything to do with one another, until a thoughtless quote in the newspaper changed everything. Listen to the story from Snap Judgment about art and human dignity after the jump:

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Misc: Islamic State Destroys Ancient Christian Monasteries in Syria

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bulldozing 1500 year old monastery

From committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities to enshrining a theology of rape, the moral tragedy continues as the Islamic State bulldozes ancient Christian monasteries in Syria. For the first time in my lifetime a Pope has approved limited use of force. More from The Gaurdian here: Islamic State Destroys Ancient Monasteries in Syria

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