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Q & A with Bernie – July 31, 2017

Question for Bernie: Hi Bernie, Something tragic has happened to a family we know. The 49 year old dad just died in his sleep the other night. The three kids are in high school and belong to our parish. And … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – May 16, 2016

Question for Bernie: I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. I had a mastectomy and elected chemo and radiation treatments even though it was not required. I wanted to do everything I could to beat the cancer. (Estrogen-driven, HER-2 … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – May 2, 2016

Question for Bernie: I am chaplain pastoring a woman with brain cancer.  The cancer was arrested after three “awake” surgeries and chemo, but now it has recurred as an aggressive malignancy. My patient feels forced by the doctors to go through radiation … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – April 13, 2015

Question for Bernie I have a question about forgiveness. I know that it is important to be able to forgive yourself and others in order to help your body heal, but I have a really hard time forgiving my brother … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – August 18, 2014

Question for Bernie: I have MS and no allopathic medicine has been prescribed for me (to my joy). I keep my eyes and ears open to learn about complementary medicine and different schools of healing. However, whenever I hear of … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – April 22, 2013

Question for Bernie: I truly believe people can change the health of their bodies with their minds. I got colon cancer in 2003 when I had a nervous breakdown and felt like a total failure at life.  I went on … Continue reading

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Color Me Royal Blue

[Note: In the story that follows, Cameron is not the name of the patient.  Other identifying details have been changed in order to protect privacy.] On Thursday, Cameron, a colon cancer patient, came into my office for the fourth psychotherapy … Continue reading

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Q & A with Bernie – February 27, 2012

Question for Bernie: Hello, Bernie. I heard about you on a cancer blog. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Dukes C colon cancer in Oct 2010. I had surgery followed by six months of chemotherapy, completed in March of 2011. … Continue reading

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