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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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Disgraced Vatican diplomat faces serious pornography charges

Disgraced Vatican diplomat faces serious pornography charges

Authorities at the Vatican arrested former Vatican diplomat Rev. Carlo Alberto Capella for alleged possession of child pornography and its distributi ...

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Change in Catholic church attendance

Change in Catholic church attendance

We knew that younger Catholics were going to church in fewer numbers than in the past, but what is new about this Gallup poll is the decline among ol ...

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Among U.S. Catholics, environment tops persecution of Mideast Christians

Among U.S. Catholics, environment tops persecution of Mideast Christians

According to a poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for Aid to the Church in Need-USA, 40 percent of American Catholics believe that Christi ...

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Christian exodus to Europe may be permanent, says bishop

Christian exodus to Europe may be permanent, says bishop

More help is urgently needed to encourage Christians to stay in Syria. That is the urgent message from an archbishop who has said that security probl ...

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Jordan Peterson: The Last Professor

Jordan Peterson: The Last Professor

I typically stay away from topical subjects. As a scholar of Metaphysical poetry, theology, and philosophy, the subjects that I usually write about...

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Why does Southern Poverty Law Center skirt anti-Christian bias?

Why does Southern Poverty Law Center skirt anti-Christian bias?

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is regarded by many journalists as the gold standard for information on hate groups. But its record is dotted with ...

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Mystery: 3-D image of Jesus Christ revealed

Mystery: 3-D image of Jesus Christ revealed

A specialist presented a three-dimensional image that he asserts represents the body of Jesus. Using the Shroud of Turin -- the purported burial shro ...

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Newt Gingrich: the wondrous news of Easter

Newt Gingrich: the wondrous news of Easter

This past Sunday celebrated the most amazing and hopeful moment in human history. For Christians around the world, this is the time of year w ...

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A language of the soul

A language of the soul

I once worked with a physician, Dr. Hohlkopf, a dreary, discourteous fellow who never looked up when anyone spoke to him, never granted others the sl ...

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Cardinal O'Malley calls for curtailing gun rights

Cardinal O'Malley calls for curtailing gun rights

In a sermon at the beginning of the Mass for Peace, Justice and Healing at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the leading Catholics ...

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The termites that are eating away at America's soul

The termites that are eating away at America's soul

Several years ago, I read about a church that underwent a major renovation. Parishioners had invested generously in order to have a church building t ...

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Illegal immigrants occupy Catholic church, cancel worship

Illegal immigrants occupy Catholic church, cancel worship

Illegal immigrants and leftists occupied an ancient Catholic church in France to protest against the government's proposals for tighter immigra ...

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Catholic university hosts anti-Catholic bigot

Catholic university hosts anti-Catholic bigot

Like many comedians these days, stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress can't get through a show without being vulgar. Arrested in December for disorde ...

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Open letter to Catholic bishops on 'new paradigm' in moral theology

Open letter to Catholic bishops on 'new paradigm' in moral theology

Only fraternal episcopal interventions can now hope to avert what is sure otherwise to be a spiritual catastrophe for the Catholic Church. After s ...

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LGBTQ and Catholic Church face off on First Amendment Defense Act

LGBTQ and Catholic Church face off on First Amendment Defense Act

According to a statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the advocates of marriage between one man and one woman "are increasingly ...

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Pennsylvania's election of Conor Lamb strikes a nerve in pro-abortion crowd

Pennsylvania's election of Conor Lamb strikes a nerve in pro-abortion crowd

Conor Lamb just won the open congressional seat in a Pittsburgh suburb. As a professed Catholic, he says, "We believe that life begins at concep ...

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The secularization of America's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration

The secularization of America's biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration

Since 1762, there has been a magnificent St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, drawing Irish Catholics from every county in Ireland, as well ...

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Can anything change the metaphysical structure of reality?

Can anything change the metaphysical structure of reality?

A few days ago, CNN launched a four-part documentary on "The Most Powerful Man in History". Surprisingly, this man turned out to be Pope F ...

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CNN gets the papacy and the Crusade wrong

CNN gets the papacy and the Crusade wrong

Last night was the first installment of CNN's six-part series, "Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History." Its treatment of the rise of t ...

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John J. Tkacik: Pope Francis' pastoral mission to Beijing and Taipei

John J. Tkacik: Pope Francis' pastoral mission to Beijing and Taipei

Nearly a half-millennium ago, on Aug. 9, 1549, Jesuit father Francis Xavier glimpsed the caramel beaches and emerald woodland slopes of ancient Formo ...

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A Catholic university bars free speech in case before Wisconsin supreme court

A Catholic university bars free speech in case before Wisconsin supreme court

Attorney Tom Olp of the Thomas More Society spoke to Spero News spoke about the free speech and Constitutional issues raised in a case going before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. In an am ...

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What CNN missed in documentary on Pope Benedict XVI

What CNN missed in documentary on Pope Benedict XVI

The CNN documentary, "What the Pope Knew,"deserves a response. The program begins with music and graphics t ...

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CNN's obsession with power and hierarchy

CNN's obsession with power and hierarchy

CNN's six-part series,"Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History," debuts on March 11. It promises to be a comprehensive account of the h ...

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Catholic bishop drops stand against anti-sodomy law

Catholic bishop drops stand against anti-sodomy law

In Belize, a former British colony in Central America, Catholic Bishop Lawrence Nicasio has dropped his church’s appeal of a judicial ruling wh ...

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The shock and awe of Muslim conquest

The shock and awe of Muslim conquest

A full assessment of Islamic rule in medieval Spain requires examining how the forces of the Islamic Caliphate gained control of this region. The rut ...

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Discerning the truth in opinion surveys about Pope Francis

Discerning the truth in opinion surveys about Pope Francis

Next week, Pope Francis will celebrate his fifth anniversary as pontiff. Fortunately, Pew Research Center has just published a survey of his tenure, ...

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Catholic bishop errs by not reminding spouse of marital duties in divorce

Catholic bishop errs by not reminding spouse of marital duties in divorce

In San Bernardino, California, a Roman Catholic woman is appealing to Vatican authorities against a decree from her bishop's canon lawyer, ...

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What remains after the death of a loved one?

What remains after the death of a loved one?

In an entry on his blog, Dr. Rogério Brandão – a doctor who practices in Brazil – shared lessons he learned from a young pa ...

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An anniversary of maligned Pope Pius XII

An anniversary of maligned Pope Pius XII

On March 2, 1939, Eugenio Pacelli was elected pope and took the name Pius XII. No one did more to save Jews during the Holocaust than he did.   ...

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Author Stephanie Block says 'social blindness' on immigration doesn't benefit immigrants

Author Stephanie Block says 'social blindness' on immigration doesn't benefit immigrants

Catholic liberal activists, including priests and women religious, were arrested near the U.S. Capitol while calling on Congress to find a solution f ...

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Selective outrage of fake news and LGBTQ advocates

Selective outrage of fake news and LGBTQ advocates

Last week it was reported that a Catholic foster care agency in Texas denied a lesbian couple the right to adopt a child. This week it is being repor ...

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Who are the rich who are like camels?

Who are the rich who are like camels?

"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Our Lord delighted ...

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Florida shooter's bizarre anger and bitterness were known long before

Florida shooter's bizarre anger and bitterness were known long before

When Philip told Nathanael that they had found "the one" about whom Moses wrote in the law, also the prophets,"Jesus, son of Joseph, f ...

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NY attorney general used Russian-style Facebook trolling to entrap Americans

NY attorney general used Russian-style Facebook trolling to entrap Americans

Appearing on "Fox News at Night," attorney Tyler Brooks told show host Shannon Bream that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman use ...

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Catholic bishop bans Democrat senator from Communion

Catholic bishop bans Democrat senator from Communion

Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Paprock has declared the Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) is banned from receiving Holy Communion until the senator “rep ...

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How to recognize the enslavement and trafficking of children and women

How to recognize the enslavement and trafficking of children and women

Church and police authorities and non-government organizations (NGOs) came together recently in the Vatican under the Santa Martha Group headed by Ca ...

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Byzantine church discovered in Tunisia

Byzantine church discovered in Tunisia

A church dating from the late Byzantine period (5th - 7th century AD) was discovered at an archaeological site dubbed 'Castilia,'located b ...

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Media creating controversy where there isn't

Media creating controversy where there isn't

A student at a Catholic school in Greenwich, Connecticut showed her support for Planned Parenthood by posting one of its stickers on her laptop. She ...

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A counter-cultural proposal: pro-marriage music

A counter-cultural proposal: pro-marriage music

February 7 starts National Marriage Week. I propose that, in conjunction with this annual event, we identify, and create, music that promotes marriag ...

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What is happiness on college campuses?

What is happiness on college campuses?

The most popular course at Yale these days -- enrolling 1,200 students (they had to move the class to a huge building) --is called Psychology ...

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The Democrats' problem with religion

The Democrats' problem with religion

By a large margin, most Americans believe in God, and most are Christians. It would seem logical that both Republicans and Democrats would try hard n ...

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Can fair trade fight poverty?

Can fair trade fight poverty?

Pepito Alvarez, 57 and with his wife Conchita are among one of the thousands of small mountain subsistence farmers who have lived just below the ...

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Inter-faith group wants release of multiply-deported illegal immigrant

Inter-faith group wants release of multiply-deported illegal immigrant

Fernando Carrillo, a native of Mexico who has been living illegally in the United States for approximately 20 years was arrested by federal immigrati ...

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Democrats encroach on freedom of private schools

Democrats encroach on freedom of private schools

There is a proper, but limited, role for government in seeing to it that  private schools meet certain academic standards. This is not controver ...

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Leftists' assault on First Amendment and Catholic medical care

Leftists' assault on First Amendment and Catholic medical care

An editorial in Monday's New York Times posits a conflict between religion and healthcare, abortion being the main focus. "Freedom of religio ...

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Resisting the power grab in the Catholic Church on divorce

Resisting the power grab in the Catholic Church on divorce

On January 1st, Mary's Advocates published an open letter to a canon law professor at Catholic University of America challenging his teaching tha ...

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Trump defends conscience rights; leftists whine

Trump defends conscience rights; leftists whine

The Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took several welcome steps last week to roll back Obama era policies tha ...

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No terrorism charges for Muslim who set fires at university in Minnesota

No terrorism charges for Muslim who set fires at university in Minnesota

"You guys are lucky that l don't know how to build a bomb because l would have done that." So said Tnuza Jamal Hassan, a 19-year-ol ...

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Fake news reports Pope Francis gave order of chivalry to pro-abortion politico

Fake news reports Pope Francis gave order of chivalry to pro-abortion politico

When the Dutch government traded honors and awards with Vatican officials last June, the Vatican officials did not announce the Dutch government was ...

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Trump first president to personally address March for Life

Trump first president to personally address March for Life

Speaking in the White House Rose Garden in the presence of pro-life leaders and activists, President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence pl ...

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When Putin equates communism with Christianity

When Putin equates communism with Christianity

Russian president Vladimir Putin is making some waves with his recent statement equating communism to Christianity. He said that "communist ideo ...

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192,000 American citizen children affected by termination of TPS for Salvadorans

192,000 American citizen children affected by termination of TPS for Salvadorans

In response to the decision that the Trump administration will end the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed 200,000 Salvadorans to lives in th ...

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What diversity means in the Catholic Church

What diversity means in the Catholic Church

When the pastor of a rural Minnesota Catholic church learned that three male musicians each claimed to be married to a man, he dismissed them. When o ...

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Pope Francis opens the door to Muslim invasion of Europe

Pope Francis opens the door to Muslim invasion of Europe

Not surprisingly, the purported head of the Catholic Church, Jorge Bergoglio, a.k.a Pope Francis, has ushered in 2018 with another denunciation of th ...

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Pope Francis' shocking postcard for New Year's Day

Pope Francis' shocking postcard for New Year's Day

Late on December 30, Pope Francis called on Vatican media to distribute a copy of a famous photograph taken by a U.S. Marine in the days that followe ...

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Pope Francis: 'Fix your gaze on Mary'

Pope Francis: 'Fix your gaze on Mary'

Pope Francis delivered a homily on New Years Day, which Catholics celebrate as the Solemnity of the Mother of God, before and after praying the midda ...

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Jesus, come down from that Cross and save us!

Jesus, come down from that Cross and save us!

I was sitting in church waiting for a Sunday Catholic Mass to begin. Catholic churches have a large crucifix with a corpus of Jesus Christ above or b ...

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How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country: Part 2

How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country: Part 2

After his visit to Mexico, James Bradshaw discusses the country’s most iconic works of art and points out the great ideological and philosophic ...

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How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country

How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country

No trip to the capital of Mexico would be complete without a significant amount of time being devoted to the city’s various art works. Two i ...

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Number of murdered missionaries: 'only the tip of the iceberg'

Number of murdered missionaries: 'only the tip of the iceberg'

According to an account by Vatican authorities, in 2017 there were 23 Catholic missionaries and pastoral care workers were killed worldwide. Among th ...

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The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East

The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East

A new strain of thought has developed in Sunni Muslim thinking: ethnic cleansing. It's not genocide, but it involves expelling non-Sunni populati ...

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The triumph of compassion and caring

The triumph of compassion and caring

A great blessing came into the world over two thousand years ago. Jesus was born in Bethlehem and grew up in Nazareth. He was a humble leader, prophe ...

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Hungarian PM defies EU: 'Our culture is the culture of life'

Hungarian PM defies EU: 'Our culture is the culture of life'

In an interview with Kossuth Radio, Hungarian official Miklos Soltesz said that his government has contributed to rebuilding some 5,500 churches and ...

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Pope Francis: 'Winds of war' are blowing

Pope Francis: 'Winds of war' are blowing

On Christmas Day, speaking to crowds assembled in St Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Pope Francis called on the nations of the world to ...

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Jenny's homecoming miracle

Jenny's homecoming miracle

This is a time where we ought to renew our lives by looking back at the year that has passed and ask ourselves if we lived it well. Could we have don ...

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Disturbing Christmas display at Vatican

Disturbing Christmas display at Vatican

I was walking through St. Peter's Square this cold December evening, and I ran into two old friends. We were all in front of the manger scen ...

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