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“Humorous.” “Warm.” “Vibrant.” “Friendly.” Compassionate.” “Energetic.” “Collaborative.” “Joyful.” “A leader.” “An organizer.” ‘”Visionary.” Monsignor Philip Louis Johnson was thus lovingly described at his funeral Mass, celebrated April 25 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Arlington, a parish he founded in 1976 and led as its pastor until 2001.
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Youth 2000 retreats put on by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal tackle issues and problems facing today’s young people, but Brother Crispin Rinaldi’s message of hope and life held special meaning for one group visiting from a Houston-area parish whose youth ministry is mourning the recent suicide of a 15-year-old member of their group.
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People with strong pro-life, pro-family convictions will sometimes disagree among themselves about whether they should support a particular piece of legislation being debated in the halls of their state legislature or in Congress. Their disagreement will often center on whether it is morally permissible and politically prudent to support a bill that is a step in the right direction, but that still permits other objectionable practices.