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When does communicating information turn into gossip?
I was hoping you can explain what gossip is. I always thought it was talking about someone's personal business or saying half-truths and innuendos. But is it also repeating what you heard about someone divorcing or getting in trouble? When does communicating information turn into gossip?
A good rule of thumb is not to say anything that we wouldn’t want said about us.
20 Answers: End Of Life Issues
A Matter of Life and Death
Why is it wrong to help someone commit suicide?
Don’t people have a right to die with dignity rather than being a burden to others?
Does the Church teach that the terminally-ill must be kept alive by machines for as long as possible?
How can I plan now to make sure that my legal and medical wishes are respected when I’m near death?
In this booklet you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more. 20 Answers: End of Life Issues unravels the controversies and confusions surrounding euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the rights of patients in our uncertain healthcare future.
The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, powerful arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.
"Approaching, do not come with your palms stretched flat nor with fingers separated. But making your left hand a seat for your right, and hollowing your palm, receive the Body of Christ, responding Amen. And having with care hallowed your eyes by the touch of the Holy Body, take it, vigilant lest you drop any of it."
~ Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, Doctor of the Church, Saint; on the proper technique for receiving Holy Communion in the hand (circa A.D. 347).