C. Everett Koop: The Padre Pio Connection

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You probably heard that C. Everett Koop, who served as Surgeon General under President Ronald Reagan, died on February 25 at the age of 96. Dr. Koop, who was Surgeon General from 1981 through 1989, was the most visible and the most influential person ever to hold that office.  During his tenure Dr. Koop raised our national awareness regarding the health dangers of cigarette smoking, and established an aggressive government policy toward AIDS.  He fought to strengthen the rights of ha … [Read more...]

Vatican Announces World Meeting of Families—In Philadelphia!

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Philadelphia.  September 22-27, 2015.  Be There.You’re part of a family, right?  I mean, you’re a mom or dad, or a sister, a brother, a daughter, a grandmother, a cousin….Well, you’re invited!  The Vatican has just announced that the Eighth World Meeting of Families will be held on September 22-27, 2015.  For the first time, the event will be held in North America—in the City of Brotherly Love.In summer 2012, an estimated one million people attended the closing Mass for the World Meet … [Read more...]

All Creatures Great and Small….

...the Lord God loves them all. --James Herriotthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JlezOeXGt4c … [Read more...]