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Following the Patient: The Key to Medical Care

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… read about the witness of Canadian teenagers before the “Dying with Dignity” commission and learn why Canadian journalist Laureen Pindera said “these people speak not simply about what treatment to give their patients, but about how they accompany them in their journey of suffering. They speak about how to love them.”

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an article about Dr. Elvira Parravicini and her work in neo-natal hospice … “The only road is reality. Reality speaks. The baby gives us all the signs we need, because he is given, to the parents and to me, to us, who cannot define his destiny. Only the One who gave it knows where it […]

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… join us Oct 19-21 …

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The meaning of living in companionship, following our hearts’ deepest desires and receiving what is given was revealed to us through our friendship with Fr. Joe in Rochester. Upon our return from Rimini 2011, my husband Mark and I visited Father Joe in a nursing home. Father Joe was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in […]

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April 24, 2012

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Adriaen Brouwer’s Bitter Medicine … “But medicine has a bitter taste in his own arena, which no technological progress can sweeten. In its fight against evil and death, medicine can win a battle but lose the war. The disease that seems to be beaten, rises embodied in new, more powerful figures, like an evil alien […]

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Luigi Giussani’s book At the Origin of the Christian Claim will be presented Thursday evening May 3rd at 7:00 P.M. at the Newman Center- 1810 North Roosevelt – on the campus of Wichita State University . Discussing the book will be Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, a Franciscan brother and physician who is the  Kilbride-Clinton Chair in […]

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  Quality of life is the provoking theme launched by Medicine and the Person as the subject of a systematic review for this year. Science offers us adequate tools for understanding the biological side of a disease. Nevertheless, we need different methods to understand the sick person who relies on us. Looking at the sick […]

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… its desire to be forever. Margaret McCarthy provides a refreshing perspective to the ongoing HHS infringement on conscience freedoms … … it is not merely a question about religious institutions themselves being complicit in these things, but in anyone being complicit in them (especially insofar as they be required to be so). As far as the Catholic idea of […]

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