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Voices Online Edition
Vol. XXIII, No. 3
Michaelmas 2008

Table of Contents

2.... Letters to the Editor -- Cardinal Trujillo | Study Group Suggestions | Thanks from Seminarians | Responses from Single Catholic Women

3.... Inside Voices: On the Present Position of Catholics in America -- by Helen Hull Hitchcock

5.... "If you knew the Gift of God" -- WFF's Day of Recollection on Mulieris Dignitatem

6.... The Battle over Contraception and Its Significance -- by William E. May

7.... Religion's Essential Contribution to Public Life -- by Colleen Carroll Campbell

8.... The Four Marks of the Church -- by Anna Gareis -- Voices Young Writers Award

11... How to Decide the Moral Issues in Voting -- by Joseph Ruwe -- Voices Young Writers Award

14... Is Palliative Sedation Becoming Another Form of Euthanasia? -- by Nancy Valko, RN -- Bioethics Watch

15... Charter for Health Care Workers

16... What Mulieris Dignitatem Revealed to Us -- by Josephine Robinson

18... Saint Inspires Catholic Writers' Guild -- by Joanna Bogle

19... Saint Francis de Sales quote from the Preface to Introduction to the Devout Life

20... Mulieris Dignitatem [Chapter V.12 "Jesus" was printed in this issue]

21... Humanae Vitae -- Pope Paul VI

30... On the 40th Anniversary of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae -- Pope Benedict XVI

31... The Battle for the Human Person: Reflections on Humanae Vitae -- by Margaret M. Whitehead

33... Coming to Terms -- by Sheila Gribbens Liaugminas

36... Political Responsibility Shapes the Culture -- by Mary Jo Anderson

40... God in My Garden: Meditations at Season's End -- by Mary Jo Anderson

42... Putting Faith in Technical Expedients: Forty Years of Contraception has Validated Sexual Incontinence as the Norm -- by Rita Joseph

Cover: The front cover is the Franciscan Friary of St Thomas a Beckett founded in 1252 by David Og Barry in Buttevant, Co Cork, Ireland -- Ruins of a Country Church - Buttevant, Ireland, by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels - September 29

Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world — he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

-- Revelation 12:7-9 [RSV]

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God,
thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.+

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us.
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. +

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