Jack Long

World News Writer

Wed

29

Nov

2017

Bishops of Pakistan Declare Year of the Eucharist

by Jack Long

 

In an officially Muslim country plagued by sectarian violence, the Pakistani Catholic Church took a bold step and announced that an upcoming celebration of a Year of the Eucharist. The Year starts November 26th, 2017 and ends on November 25th, 2018, the Feast of Christ the King.

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Wed

29

Nov

2017

Stranger Things on Heaven and Earth

by Jack Long

 

Spoiler alert, Stranger Things is not a secret Christian allegory (really though, spoilers ahead). There is no Christ figure, and no stand in for the Father. Stranger Things lacks any hint of Christianity outside of the Christmas lights, a church funeral, and the ever-gnawing fear of the forces of darkness.

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Thu

26

Oct

2017

Las Vegas Shooting Inspires Passionate Catholic Response

 

by Jack Long

 

In the face of the murder of 58 people, the Church has moved to suffer with the people of Las Vegas.

 

In the immediate aftermath of October 1st shooting, the Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer served as a refuge for those escaping the shooting and soon allowed the police to use its parking lot as headquarters of the investigation. Eight days after the shooting, the Shrine remained closed to allow police to complete their investigation of the shooting.

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Thu

26

Oct

2017

Red Bandanna 5K

 

by Jack Long

 

In honor of Boston College graduate and September 11 victim Welles Crowther, Boston College held its annual Red Bandanna 5K in front of Gasson Hall.

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Tue

26

Sep

2017

Assisted Suicide Law Struck Down in New York

by Jack Long

 

On September 7, the New York Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a constitutional right to aid-in-dying does not exist in Sara Myers v. Schneiderman, a dispute between the End of Life Choices advocacy group and the Attorney General of New York. End of Life Choices sued on behalf of three patients who wanted assistance from medical professionals in committing suicide. Following Penal Law § 120.30, Attorney General Schneiderman would have been required to prosecute any such action; therefore, the patients became plaintiffs and the case made it all the way to the State Supreme Court.

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Tue

26

Sep

2017

Mass from the Third-Person Perspective

by Jack Long

 

Few colleges give students the chance to see priests spilling off of a stage, but that was not the only thing to be thankful for at Boston College’s Mass of the Holy Spirit.

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