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James Thunder: a fresh look at miracles at Christmas

James Thunder: a fresh look at miracles at Christmas

You get pretty used to the idea that Jesus worked miracles, don't you? I do. But one of the readings at Catholic Mass for a weekday during the ...

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An ancient mystic who speaks to 'spiritual but not religious' modern people

An ancient mystic who speaks to 'spiritual but not religious' modern people

The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however, are atheists or ag ...

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The West and its cover-up of the reality of Islam

The West and its cover-up of the reality of Islam

The following is a translation from the original Italian of an interview with Fr. Mario Alexis Portella, an American who resides in Italy and who is ...

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Former U.S. attorney indicts Catholic priests

Former U.S. attorney indicts Catholic priests

Whenever someone generalizes from the individual to the collective (of a negative nature)—making sweeping statements indicting an entire class ...

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Fr. Collins: Catholic bishops fail to address roots of racism in political correctness

Fr. Collins: Catholic bishops fail to address roots of racism in political correctness

In reading the recent pastoral letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on racism, "Open Wide Our Hearts", I was deeply touched ...

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'Undisciplined' little boy delights papal audience

'Undisciplined' little boy delights papal audience

On Wednesday, a 6-year-old boy interrupted Pope Francis' general audience at the Vatican by climbing onto the stage where the pontiff was sitting ...

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Michael Cook: why shouldn't freedom of religion be the defining issue today?

Michael Cook: why shouldn't freedom of religion be the defining issue today?

What is the defining human rights issue of our time? Candidates include inequality (Barack Obama), modern slavery (Theresa May), climate change (UN), ...

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Shay Cullen: an institution that must answer for child abuse

Shay Cullen: an institution that must answer for child abuse

The sexual abuse of children is everywhere- in institutions, in schools, gyms and in the institutional church. When children are abused, the people o ...

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William Donohue: My email from the Satanic Temple

William Donohue: My email from the Satanic Temple

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times about The Satanic Temple said the organization "describes itself as a political activism group that pr ...

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Soros-backed leftists and their agenda at the Catholic bishops' conference

Soros-backed leftists and their agenda at the Catholic bishops' conference

Over the past two weeks, the U.S. bishops have been inundated with advice from lay Catholics on how to reform the Church. Some have been responsible ...

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William Donohue: a day in fake news for the Washington Post

William Donohue: a day in fake news for the Washington Post

In the first paragraph of the November 13 editorial in the Washington Post, it says that the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church "raged ...

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The good news from Election Night

The good news from Election Night

It was a good night for Christians. In two of the three states that had ballot initiatives protecting the rights of the unborn, they won: Alabama and ...

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Michael Cook: Is California Democrat Gavin Newsom complicit in a crime?

Michael Cook: Is California Democrat Gavin Newsom complicit in a crime?

As election day on Tuesday approaches, Democrat Gavin Newsom has a commanding lead in the race for governor of California. Newsom, often described as ...

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All Souls Day and Veterans' Day: visiting cemeteries and moments of grace

All Souls Day and Veterans' Day: visiting cemeteries and moments of grace

We Americans celebrate a day called Halloween, and with it ghosts, goblins, witches, cobwebs, tombstones, skeletons, evil spirits, restless souls, th ...

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The priest-president of Notre Dame and his 'foreign wives': helping people behave immorally

The priest-president of Notre Dame and his 'foreign wives': helping people behave immorally

There is a public good in having diverse post-secondary institutions. By "diverse," I do not mean the widely-held meaning. Here is the ...

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Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists

Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists

In an opinion article published by the New York Times, Cardinal Joseph Zen ze-kiun -- the retired shepherd of Catholics in Hong Kong -- wrote that a ...

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Fake news cover-up of offending Catholic priests

Fake news cover-up of offending Catholic priests

In the 1970s, Father Wayland Yoder Brown -- a Roman Catholic priest who spent most of his time in Georgia parishes -- sexually abused two boys in Mar ...

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Supposed 'hate crime' against Catholic priest didn't occur; investigated for crime against minor

Supposed 'hate crime' against Catholic priest didn't occur; investigated for crime against minor

A Byzantine Catholic diocese in Ohio gave notice that Father Basil Hutsko, who had been reportedly attacked and seriously injured at his parish in Au ...

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Archbishop calls on priests and bishops to release documents on homosexual Catholic clergy

Archbishop calls on priests and bishops to release documents on homosexual Catholic clergy

Archbishop Carlo Vigano -- a former Vatican diplomat -- released a third testimony that charges Pope Francis with negligence with respect to the latt ...

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City of Baltimore accepts I.D. issued by Catholic Church for illegal aliens

City of Baltimore accepts I.D. issued by Catholic Church for illegal aliens

The Baltimore Police Department recently announced it will recognize issued to 'undocumented immigrants' by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese ...

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Bill Donohue: liberals shun hit 'Gosnell' film

Bill Donohue: liberals shun hit 'Gosnell' film

Kermit Gosnell is serving three consecutive life sentences for murdering three infants born alive during an abortion, and for committing involuntary ...

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Cardinal Wuerl, Pope Francis, and communist China

Cardinal Wuerl, Pope Francis, and communist China

What do the Communist Chinese have to do with this event? I'll get to that later. But first the news is not that Pope Francis accepted Cardinal ...

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How Christians and their pastors should prepare for the Persecution

How Christians and their pastors should prepare for the Persecution

Last year an 18-year-old Australian Christian named Madeline was dismissed from Capital Kids Parties after putting an "It's OK to Vote No ...

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Beware of the days when good is called evil, and evil is called good

Beware of the days when good is called evil, and evil is called good

Here follows a transcription of the August 19, 2018 homily given at the Church of St. Raphael in Crystal, Minnesota by Fr. Robert Altier. In the s ...

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A jesuitical reasoning about Judge Brett Kavanaugh

A jesuitical reasoning about Judge Brett Kavanaugh

On July 9, 2018, President Trump announced that he was nominating Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the Supreme Court, replacing the retiring Anthon ...

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Pope Francis acknowledges loss of flock due to scandals

Pope Francis acknowledges loss of flock due to scandals

Pope Francis on Tuesday acknowledged that the cover-up of sexual abuse is driving people away from the Catholic Church, just hours befor ...

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Another state begins investigating Catholic Church sex scandal

Another state begins investigating Catholic Church sex scandal

According to the attorney general of the state of Michigan, that office is investigating alleged sex abuse and cover-ups involving Roman Catholic cle ...

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Kavanaugh: 'I know I am telling the truth'

Kavanaugh: 'I know I am telling the truth'

In an interview on Fox News, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh not only denied any sexual misconduct but also affirmed that he never had sexual i ...

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One thousand years of jihad

One thousand years of jihad

At a time when Christian youth are taught that Islam means peace, pilgrimage and prayer, and Christian adults are under the impression that Musl ...

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Cardinal Cupich removes priest, victim of sexual misconduct

Cardinal Cupich removes priest, victim of sexual misconduct

For the second time this year, Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich has unceremoniously removed a pastor with a reputation for Catholic orthodoxy. First, it ...

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Democrat demands removal of Catholic priest in Chicago

Democrat demands removal of Catholic priest in Chicago

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Catholic archbishop of Chicago, has Rev. Paul Kalchik (56) of Resurrection Catholic parish in  the Avondale neighborhood ...

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Father Collins: what is ecclesiastically mandated sacrilege?

Father Collins: what is ecclesiastically mandated sacrilege?

Over the years, many have wondered why Jesus, in obedience to His Father, chose Judas to be one of the original Twelve Apostles. In the process, howe ...

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Precedent set in priest's exoneration from abuse claims

Precedent set in priest's exoneration from abuse claims

A court in Minnesota awarded damages to a Roman Catholic priest in August after having found that his livelihood and reputation had been smeared by f ...

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That time when NYC Mayor de Blasio violated the Constitution

That time when NYC Mayor de Blasio violated the Constitution

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio violated the United States Constitution yesterday when he held political rallies in four Brooklyn churches. Accord ...

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Pennsylvania clears Catholic bishop of improprieties

Pennsylvania clears Catholic bishop of improprieties

A Pennsylvania district attorney cleared Roman Catholic Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana. The official expressed chagrin over w ...

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An open letter to Pope Francis about the current crisis

An open letter to Pope Francis about the current crisis

The following is a letter from a faithful Catholic about the current crisis facing the Catholic Church with regard to accusations of sexual abuse all ...

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Father Collins: the theological roots of the crisis in the Catholic Church

Father Collins: the theological roots of the crisis in the Catholic Church

Sadly, for over two decades now, Church leaders have developed their own version of the Tar Baby incident popularized in Disney’s Song of the S ...

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Pope Francis takes action on abuse crisis by scheduling a meeting

Pope Francis takes action on abuse crisis by scheduling a meeting

On Wednesday, the papal press office announced that Pope Francis will convene the presidents of the Catholic bishops conferences from around the worl ...

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Bill Donohue: exposing Kavanaugh's bigoted critics

Bill Donohue: exposing Kavanaugh's bigoted critics

Most critics of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh are not anti-Catholic, but some are. We know this because both political parties have h ...

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Police: two priests caught in the act at Miami Beach

Police: two priests caught in the act at Miami Beach

Two Catholic priests from a suburb of Chicago were caught engaging in an alleged homosexual act inside a parked car at Miami Beach. Diego L. Berrio, ...

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Bill Donohue: the Devil is in the details of Catholic Church scandals

Bill Donohue: the Devil is in the details of Catholic Church scandals

When we read that a cardinal asked young seminarians to sleep with him, thus corrupting them before they became ordained, and when we read that a few ...

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Insist on a level playing for accusations against Catholic Church

Insist on a level playing for accusations against Catholic Church

The twin scandals of the summer of 2018 have taken a toll on Catholics. First we learned of the alleged acts of sexual abuse by (former cardinal) The ...

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In praise of a good and great man, at a time of scandal and confusion

In praise of a good and great man, at a time of scandal and confusion

From Pope to parish, from Vatican splendor to the humblest Catholic hovel, the outrageous scandals now shaking the Catholic Church are beyond tragic. ...

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One institution where reforms are actually working

One institution where reforms are actually working

No entity in America today, private or public, has more institutionalized mechanisms in place to check for the sexual abuse of minors than the Cathol ...

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Dark shadows in Ireland for World Meeting of Families

Dark shadows in Ireland for World Meeting of Families

"We showed no care for the little ones, we abandoned them," Pope Francis says in a letter to the entire Catholic Church in which he ...

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Where real virtue is needed, instead of political correctness

Where real virtue is needed, instead of political correctness

As allegations continue to surface about the sexual abuse of children by a number of Catholic cardinals, bishops, priests and deacons in the United S ...

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Bill Donohue: an unprecedented level of hatred in America

Bill Donohue: an unprecedented level of hatred in America

The outpouring of support and commendation I have received regarding my analysis of the Pennsylvania grand jury report is much appreciated, especiall ...

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Priest attacked and beaten in Indiana

Priest attacked and beaten in Indiana

The Byzantine Catholic diocese of Parma, Ohio, confirmed that Rev. Basil Hutsko, 64, was attacked and beaten unconscious in the sacristy of his paris ...

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Out of control: liberals' unjust accusations of abuse

Out of control: liberals' unjust accusations of abuse

While some Catholics are spinning out of control over cases of sexual abuse committed by the dead and the laicized, MTV will present the Michael Jack ...

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Pope Francis acknowledges with 'sorrow and shame' allegations of abuse

Pope Francis acknowledges with 'sorrow and shame' allegations of abuse

"If one member suffers, all suffer together with it" (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge ...

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Daniel Pipes: the one country that is not submitting to Islam

Daniel Pipes: the one country that is not submitting to Islam

No European head of government talks remotely like Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. For example, he recently spoke of building in Hu ...

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Vatican releases response to 'debunked' Pennsylvania grand jury report

Vatican releases response to 'debunked' Pennsylvania grand jury report

On Thursday, the Vatican's media relations office released the following translation into English of its statement concerning the spiraling sex s ...

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Right to due process at risk in grand jury report on Catholic clergy abuse of minors in Pennsylvania

Right to due process at risk in grand jury report on Catholic clergy abuse of minors in Pennsylvania

Following the release of a report this week by a statewide grand jury in Pennsylvania, which details decades of sexual abuse of minors and adults all ...

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LGBTQ students object to Catholic doctrine on Catholic campus

LGBTQ students object to Catholic doctrine on Catholic campus

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) informed students of a new policy and also required them to sign a code of conduct that prohibits same-sex relati ...

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Pastor rails against 'evil' Catholic 'Lavender Mafia'

Pastor rails against 'evil' Catholic 'Lavender Mafia'

In his parish bulletin and website, Rev. Edwin Edwin Palka of the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic parish wrote that “evil” homosexual ...

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Bombshell grand jury report to expose serial abuse by Catholic clergy

Bombshell grand jury report to expose serial abuse by Catholic clergy

Roman Catholic Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh prepared fellow believers across his six-county diocese in Pennsylvania for the release of a grand ju ...

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Bill Donohue: Pope Francis on death penalty excites leftists

Bill Donohue: Pope Francis on death penalty excites leftists

"If the Pope were to deny that the death penalty could be an exercise of retributive justice, he would be overthrowing the tradition of two mill ...

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Catholic Church, as 'expert on humanity,' anticipated classification of compulsive disorder by World Health Organization

Catholic Church, as 'expert on humanity,' anticipated classification of compulsive disorder by World Health Organization

Despite debate among experts as to whether the condition is real, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labeled compulsive sexual behavior as a men ...

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Shay Cullen: the world is blind and numb

Shay Cullen: the world is blind and numb

Angeline is just one of millions of children who are scared and intimidated to run and tell that they had been raped, abused or sexually assaulted. ...

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The issues missed in allegations of abuse committed by Cardinal McCarrick

The issues missed in allegations of abuse committed by Cardinal McCarrick

The retired Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C. (2001-2006), Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, was forced to resign from the College of Cardinals beca ...

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Hindu nationalists to strip Mother Teresa of national honors

Hindu nationalists to strip Mother Teresa of national honors

The government of India is inspecting all of the childcare facilities operated by the Missionaries of Charity, the congregation of Catholic nuns foun ...

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Four keys to Trump's SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh

Four keys to Trump's SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh

All four of President Trump's short list of Supreme Court nominees were splendid selections. Congratulations to his top choice, Judge Brett Kavan ...

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Nicaraguan government supporters attack journalists and Catholic prelates

Nicaraguan government supporters attack journalists and Catholic prelates

A group journalists and Catholic priests were attacked by a pro-Sandinista mob inside a church in Diramba -- a town in southern Nicaragua on Monday. ...

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Victory for free speech at a Catholic university

Victory for free speech at a Catholic university

The National Association of Scholars applauded the decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in favor of Prof. John McAdams, in his dispute w ...

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Hidden Christians in Japan accept UNESCO designation

Hidden Christians in Japan accept UNESCO designation

So-called “hidden Christians” who practiced their faith while risking their lives for generations in Japan have finally been honored by t ...

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What Pope Francis really feels about current U.S. border crossers

What Pope Francis really feels about current U.S. border crossers

Last week, Pope Francis commented on problems at the U.S. border. "During the Obama years I celebrated Mass at Ciudad Juárez, while on th ...

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What to think about accusations against Cardinal McCarrick

What to think about accusations against Cardinal McCarrick

A little over a year after assuming the reins of the Catholic League, I started exchanging letters with Newark Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. He was ...

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Bill Donohue: a Pennsylvania witch hunt

Bill Donohue: a Pennsylvania witch hunt

Pennsylvania authorities are about to release a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse of minors in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses.  Activ ...

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Catholic archbishop says separating immigrant children from parents is 'morally reprehensible'

Catholic archbishop says separating immigrant children from parents is 'morally reprehensible'

Immigration policy presents many challenges for any country. Developing sound immigration policy that respects the needs of a nation and those of the ...

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Bill Donohue: time to put an end to Catholic bishops' priestly abuse audit

Bill Donohue: time to put an end to Catholic bishops' priestly abuse audit

In 2004, two years after the priestly sexual abuse scandal broke in the media, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop released its first ann ...

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Father Collins: The tremendous challenge offered by Jesus Christ

Father Collins: The tremendous challenge offered by Jesus Christ

One of the most difficult teachings of Jesus is His assertion that we must eat His flesh and drink His blood if we are to have eternal life. The Chur ...

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Getting oriented in worship: 'Ad orientum' or 'Ad Dominum'

Getting oriented in worship: 'Ad orientum' or 'Ad Dominum'

Since the close of the Second Vatican Council, one of the most noted changes in many Catholic churches has been the removal of the tabernacle from th ...

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Don't bother getting married in Catholic Church, says priest of those who vote for abortion

Don't bother getting married in Catholic Church, says priest of those who vote for abortion

A Catholic priest in Northern Ireland stood his ground and defended his church's teachings concerning abortion. Rev. Patrick McCafferty said th ...

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The Catholic Church confronts child abuse

The Catholic Church confronts child abuse

We live in a new age of freedom of expression when the long history of suppression and cover up of the truth is breaking out and social and mainstrea ...

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What souvenir will William Duke of Cambridge bring back from the Holy Land?

What souvenir will William Duke of Cambridge bring back from the Holy Land?

While it is known that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, will soon visit Israel, rumors are rife ...

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The evolution of the Catholic Church into oblivion

The evolution of the Catholic Church into oblivion

Over the past fifty years, many of the Catholic faithful have been extremely scandalized, and even traumatized, by the willingness of so many Church ...

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Pat Buchanan: Is the Pope still Catholic?

Pat Buchanan: Is the Pope still Catholic?

That joking retort we heard as children, “Is the pope Catholic?” is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago abo ...

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Did Pope Francis say 'being gay' is okay?

Did Pope Francis say 'being gay' is okay?

Juan Carlos Cruz is one of three men from Chile who spent a week at the Vatican earlier this year as the guests of Pope Francis, where they spoke to ...

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Ancient heresies become new again

Ancient heresies become new again

The decline of the prestige of Christianity raises the question of what will replace it. No culture can live without a philosophy which gives structu ...

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Pope accepts resignations of 34 bishops in abuse scandal

Pope accepts resignations of 34 bishops in abuse scandal

At the Vatican, 34 Catholic bishops of Chile offered their resignations to Pope Francis in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal within the Catholic ...

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Do individual rights always trump what is best for society?

Do individual rights always trump what is best for society?

Gay rights activists have been on a collision course with traditional Catholics, evangelical Protestants, Orthodox Jews, Muslims, and Mormons for som ...

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Darkness and light on the Internet

Darkness and light on the Internet

We all love being connected to the internet and it is a wonderful technology for communicating, providing information and entertainment and keeping p ...

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Lawsuit against healthcare provider charges religious discrimination

Lawsuit against healthcare provider charges religious discrimination

A federal lawsuit has been filed by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Kathleen Lorentzen, a Catholic and licensed clinical social worker was to ...

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Conscience and the game of LIFE

Conscience and the game of LIFE

A flashback: My five-year old son is invited by his siblings to play the game LIFE. He's thrilled to be included, and as a mom I am ...

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Bigoted Democrat in NY state senate deserves censure

Bigoted Democrat in NY state senate deserves censure

Brad Hoylman (D), a New York State Senator, has posted an anti-Catholic tweet that cannot go unchallenged. His colleagues should condemn his bigotry ...

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When will there justice for children?

When will there justice for children?

We read and see reports about the terrible number of child sexual assaults and how few perpetrators ever get convicted. That is changing with the app ...

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Two cardinals called as witnesses in Vatican bank trial

Two cardinals called as witnesses in Vatican bank trial

The trial of Angelo Caloia, 79, began on May 9 on charges of embezzlement and money laundering. Caloia is an Italian lawyer and former head of the Va ...

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Black Americans more likely to read the Bible and see it as God's word

Black Americans more likely to read the Bible and see it as God's word

According to a Pew Research Center survey, black Americans are more likely than most other Americans to read Scripture regularly and to see it a ...

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UK-based Envirowaste makes spectacular historical find in a dust-bin

UK-based Envirowaste makes spectacular historical find in a dust-bin

Envirowaste, a UK-based environmental waste company, made a startling discovery in April. It was during an ordinary waste collection in central Londo ...

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Texas: Police accept ID cards issued by Catholic Church to illegal immigrants

Texas: Police accept ID cards issued by Catholic Church to illegal immigrants

Roman Catholic parishes in Texas are providing church-issued identification cards to illegal immigrants who, because of their status, are not eligibl ...

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Speaker Paul Ryan's problematic Catholic chaplain

Speaker Paul Ryan's problematic Catholic chaplain

On April 15, 2018, at the request of Congressman Paul Ryan, Patrick Conroy, the Jesuit Chaplain to the US House of Representatives resigned from the ...

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To kill a priest: social media campaign seeks to unravel 20 year cold case

To kill a priest: social media campaign seeks to unravel 20 year cold case

By keeping certain cold cases in the public eye, the chance of those cases being solved appears to increase. The latest example is the April 24 arres ...

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Muslim herdsmen slaughter priests and Christians at church in Nigeria

Muslim herdsmen slaughter priests and Christians at church in Nigeria

Approximately 30 armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen murdered 19 people in Ayar Mbalon village, which is located in Nigeria's central Benue State. Amo ...

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California's newest assault on free speech

California's newest assault on free speech

California State Assembly lawmakers are at it again. No legislative session is complete, it seems, without some radical lawmakers launching an att ...

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Controversial cardinal's ruling thwarts lay Catholics' defense of traditional marriage

Controversial cardinal's ruling thwarts lay Catholics' defense of traditional marriage

Mary's Advocates has had a canon law case on appeal at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura since October 13, 2017. This is the Suprem ...

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Iceland: Catholic bishops denounce proposed ban of male circumcision

Iceland: Catholic bishops denounce proposed ban of male circumcision

Catholic bishops in Ireland condemned legislation that could mean six years in prison for Jewish and Muslim parents for acting in accord with their r ...

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Muslim threatens a Christian on Facebook, but Facebook bans the Christian

Muslim threatens a Christian on Facebook, but Facebook bans the Christian

Facebook has banned Frontpage Editor and Glazov Gang host Jamie Glazov for seven days. Jamie's crime is posting/reporting on his Facebook page a ...

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Survey reveals true reason for migration from Central America

Survey reveals true reason for migration from Central America

According to a Catholic social action center in Honduras, the natives of that country emigrate primarily for economic reasons, not violence. The ...

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Catholic and Orthodox churchmen denounce attacks on Syria

Catholic and Orthodox churchmen denounce attacks on Syria

Leaders of Christian churches in Syria denounced what they called the "unjust" and "brutal" airstrikes carried out by the Uni ...

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Flaws in CNN's series on the popes

Flaws in CNN's series on the popes

For the past month, CNN has been running weekly episodes of a series called Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History. Each episode focuses on an era an ...

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