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Murdered Nuns ‘Living Angels’ to Their Neighbors

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Before Sr. Margaret Held and Sr. Paula Merrill were murdered at home in Mississippi, they were helping patients who said they were doing God’s work on Earth. May they rest in peace. More from The Daily Beast here: Murdered Nuns ‘Living Angels’ to Their Neighbors. Photo after the jump:

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Vatican Gives Free Health Care to Rome’s Poor

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The poor can receive food, shelter, haircuts, showers, tours of the Sistine chapel, and now free healthcare at the Vatican. AMDG. Read about it from Catholic News Service here: Vatican Gives Free Health Care to Rome’s Poor. Photo of Pope Francis with a disabled child after the jump.

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New Ways to Care for People With Dementia

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Rebecca Mead writes in The New Yorker, about how Beatitudes assisted living facilities, are honoring the human dignity of patients suffering from dementia.  She writes, “More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses, and that number is growing as the population ages. Without any immediate prospect of a cure, advocacy groups have begun promoting ways to offer people with dementia a comfortable decline instead of imposing on them a medical model of care, which seeks to defer death through escalating interventions.” Read the article in The New Yorker here:  New Ways to Care for People With Dementia

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