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Anthony Bourdain (Credit: Screen Shot from ABC News via Crisis Magazine)

Good Food is Not Enough; Regarding the Suicide of Anthony Bourdain

. . .I was saddened by the news of the death of Anthony Bourdain, reported as an apparent suicide.  While I’m always surprised & saddened by the news that a person has opted out of life, unfortunately, our collective shock has perhaps been lessened by other high profile suicides among pop stars, & by our intuitive recognition that a darker, hidden side often dwells under the shadow cast by the façade of entertainers.  I write this without any specific knowledge as to the details of Mr. Bourdain’s death, or as to his mental illness, or whether or not he had any diagnosed record of illness, had sought any treatment, or given any warning signs. . .

by Dusty Gates,

of Crisis Magazine

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Study: Attending Church Linked to Low Suicide Risk, Especially for Catholics – LATimes
Pope Francis Accepts the Resignation of Bishop Barros – Carol Glatz, Catholic Herald
Card. Parolin Joining Bilderbergs Shows a Church Defeated by Secularists – Mndy Vtcn
Pope Francis Praises Founder of Liberation Theology – Junno Arocho Esteves, Cath Hrld
A Priest Explains the Big Sign that Proves Things Not Well in Catholic Church – ChPp
7 Tips to Tell a Friend Before She Buys a Wedding Dress – Meghan Ashley Styling
Why Weren’t Christians the Ones to ‘Ruin’ Miss America? – M.E. McMichael Ph.D., RNS
A Monsignor’s Winning Recipe for Stewardship & Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski
Pope Francis Is A Canary in the Coal Mine – Melanie Jean Juneau, Catholic Stand
If We Want to Restore Marriage, We Have to Learn This Technique – Bill May, NC Rgstr
The False Faces of Compassion – Ken Kniepmann, Catholic Stand
Catholic Summer Camps Keeping Faith Aflame – Nancy Carabio Belager, Legatus Mgzn
Power without Piety – Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing
The Long Shadows of the First Vatican Council – Adam A.J. DeVille Ph.D., The CWR
US Catholics Belong to Most Vibrant Local Church in the Developed World – G. Weigel
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