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Published: June 16, 2021   
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Are COVID-19 vaccines moral? Yes, but keep advocating for life 

We are all familiar with the phrase, “the end does not justify the means.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church uses that exact phrase in paragraph 1753. Even if we have perfect intention, we must not choose something evil to accomplish it. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What saint do you admire?

“The saint I admire most is St. Joseph. I admire him because he was the foster father of Jesus. He was also a hardworking man. I admire him because when … (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Am I condemned for receiving communion?

Q. I have done something terrible. I committed a mortal sin and then I received the Eucharist. Am I going to be condemned? I am very worried. (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

Joy, gratitude of going places, doing things

We were running food and a gift to a friend who just had her fifth baby when Rose (almost 4) piped up from the back seat: "Let's go somewhere and do something." (Columns)

Complications of new COVID-19 guidelines 

We could all use a little help coping these days. The psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a point of concern since early last year when we first were collectively learning the phrase "social distancing." And it has played out as anticipated, with scientists reporting this spring a global surge in depression and anxiety since the pandemic's beginning. (Guest Commentary)

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