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Love Like Our Lord Jesus

02-24-2019Pastor's LetterFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Being a disciple of Our Lord Jesus can be tough. He does offer some very difficult teachings; It can be a challenge even for the most devout Catholic to follow Our Lord and His teachings. This Sunday we hear some of the most difficult teachings of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Our faith involves believing in God which means having a relationship with Him. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Sadly, many people (even people who call themselves Catholics) say they don't believe in God at all.

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02-17-2019Pastor's LetterFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Blessed are the poor, the hungry, the downhearted and rejected. The message in today's Gospel reminds us to act with compassion. Be the Love that Gives Hope with your gift to the Charity and Development Appeal (CDA). Your gift, big or small, will make a difference in the lives of many people.

For those who have not yet made a pledge, please do so today! These programs and services reach beyond the boundaries of any one parish to all of our community. Support works of mercy in our Diocese. Make a pledge, fill out your donor card today or donate online at dphx.org/CDA, and be an instrument of God's love and mercy through your gift to the CDA.

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Fundamental Right to Abortion? (part II of II)

02-10-2019Pastor's LetterFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Sadly, the unwillingness to offer real sacrifices and the lack of true love has led many people to believe that life is disposable. This tragic way of thinking has impacted our world in many negative ways i.e., marriages, families, workplaces, government, the economy, communities and even the Church.

It is so easy to become puffed up with pride and a false sense of self-reliance; many selfishly choose their own path; many seek to maximize personal pleasure and avoid giving of themselves in sacrificial love to others and therefore miss the beauty of God's creation all together.

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Fundamental Right to Abortion? (part I of II)

02-03-2019Pastor's LetterFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The New York state legislature voted Tuesday on legislation to allow the so called "fundamental right" to abortion in state law and eliminate protections for preborn babies until birth. The bill asserts that "Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion." The bill also erases the state's recognition of preborn babies older than 24 weeks as potential homicide victims, removes abortion from the penal code entirely, and allows licensed health practitioners other than full doctors to commit abortions.

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