“If You Love Life, Life Will Love You Back!”

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh

Loving life seems like it should be a no brainer. Life is a gift and, as Catholics, we learn that our lives are gifts that deserve respect and love.

The city of Omaha Nebraska was in shock last week. Police Officer Kerrie Orozco gave birth to a baby girl, Olivia Ruth, born premature on February 17, 2015. Olivia had to stay in the hospital until she reached her ideal birth weight. Officer Kerrie was going to start her three-month maternity leave on that day. Plans changed quickly. Officer Oroczo, age 29, was shot in the upper chest…

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May, 12 2015

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