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Study finds marijuana treatment less than effective

Study finds marijuana treatment less than effective

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A Day like Today: Spreading the peculiar institution further south

A Day like Today: Spreading the peculiar institution further south

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Spero News Daily Brief - June 23, 2015

Spero News Daily Brief - June 23, 2015

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Pope Francis' environmental encyclical: respecting God and the natural order

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Sin, not markets, causes environmental degradation

Sin, not markets, causes environmental degradation

Kishore Jayabalan reflects on the Laudato Si encyclical, saying Pope Francis seems to blame markets, over-consumption and especially finance, rather than human sin, for all our environmental problems.

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Overview of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical: Laudato si

Overview of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical: Laudato si

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Let Pope Francis be Pope Francis

Let Pope Francis be Pope Francis

Pope Francis gives everyone much to consider in his encyclical Laudato si. But maybe he needs a better editor.

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Book review: Chesterton and the Jews

Book review: Chesterton and the Jews

New biography of the famed British writer examines his complex relationship with the Jewish people as a means of avoiding the mistakes of the past to cloud relations between Christians and Jews.

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Laudato si: Sin is at the root of the desecration of the environment

Laudato si: Sin is at the root of the desecration of the environment

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'Pray for America' says MLK niece in wake of Charleston hate-crime

'Pray for America' says MLK niece in wake of Charleston hate-crime

UPDATE: The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified on June 18 that Dylann Roof, 21, is a the suspect in the shooting at Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church that killed nine.

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Pope condemns environmental destruction and excessive profits

Pope condemns environmental destruction and excessive profits

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Scientists predict huge 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists predict huge 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico

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Vatican environmental encyclical leaked

Vatican environmental encyclical leaked

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Shark panic hits North Carolina vacationers

Shark panic hits North Carolina vacationers

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Magna Carta: the beginning of the end of tyranny

Magna Carta: the beginning of the end of tyranny

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Staggering suicide rates for female U.S. veterans

Staggering suicide rates for female U.S. veterans

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Judge releases 1942 grand jury testimony on Battle of Midway

Judge releases 1942 grand jury testimony on Battle of Midway

US government opposed release.

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Early evidence of Christianity found in Israel

Early evidence of Christianity found in Israel

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Bernie Sanders' leftist love affair began with a Soviet honeymoon

Bernie Sanders' leftist love affair began with a Soviet honeymoon

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Archaeologists discover fresh, 358-year-old body in France

Archaeologists discover fresh, 358-year-old body in France

French archaeologists were shocked to discover the body of a woman who died in the 1600s in a great state of preservation, including all of her clothes.

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Moron selfie leads to destruction of Islamic State command-and-control

Moron selfie leads to destruction of Islamic State command-and-control

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Environmentalists seek shut-down of Catholic climate debate

Environmentalists seek shut-down of Catholic climate debate

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Muslim terrorists use Nazi-era weapons

Muslim terrorists use Nazi-era weapons

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Book review: Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy

Book review: Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy

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A deadly mix: Obamacare and assisted suicide

A deadly mix: Obamacare and assisted suicide

When assisted suicide is legalized, the lives of many people will be terminated without their consent. Currently, there are no safeguards against this danger.

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Phil Collins' Alamo artifacts to be housed at the Alamo

Phil Collins' Alamo artifacts to be housed at the Alamo

With a life-long passion of Texas Revolutionary history, Collins became the world's largest collector of Alamo artifacts.

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The deadly fusion of Nazism and Arab nationalism

The deadly fusion of Nazism and Arab nationalism

During WW2, Nazi leaders encouraged the emergence of Arab nationalism that was paired with anti-Semitism. Arabs served in Hitler's armies, and Iraqi Arabs - with the blessing of the leading Muslim cleric of the region - engaged in a genocide of Jews.

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Government snafu causes deadly anthrax scare

Government snafu causes deadly anthrax scare

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U.S. went to war for 'momentum' in Iraq, not weapons of mass destruction

U.S. went to war for 'momentum' in Iraq, not weapons of mass destruction

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On Memorial Day, remember the Four Chaplains

On Memorial Day, remember the Four Chaplains

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Pope Francis: voice of Oscar Romero still resonates today

Pope Francis: voice of Oscar Romero still resonates today

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American exceptionalism forever

American exceptionalism forever

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Yet another English king may lie beneath a car park

Yet another English king may lie beneath a car park

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Ugly fish: happy as a clam

Ugly fish: happy as a clam

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Why the Ever Lasting Man still lasts

Why the Ever Lasting Man still lasts

The legacy of Gilbert Keith Chesterton.

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Whatever God sends is a blessing

Whatever God sends is a blessing

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Memorial Day isn't for shopping sprees

Memorial Day isn't for shopping sprees

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Quote of the day: three kinds of men

Quote of the day: three kinds of men

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How to navigate Napa's vineyards

How to navigate Napa's vineyards

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Obama lied about Bin Laden's death to burnish his own image

Obama lied about Bin Laden's death to burnish his own image

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George Zimmerman survives shooting incident

George Zimmerman survives shooting incident

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Catholic Action vs. Alinskyian organizing

Catholic Action vs. Alinskyian organizing

How radicals pervert Christian teachings and churches in order to advance leftist goals in the United States.

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Guatemala: jubilation follows vice-president's resignation

Guatemala: jubilation follows vice-president's resignation

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Quote of the day: stupidity

Quote of the day: stupidity

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The moral implications of Obama's internationalism

The moral implications of Obama's internationalism

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Is Gardasil vaccination indeed safe for children?

Is Gardasil vaccination indeed safe for children?

Some girls are reporting early-onset menopause associated with the vaccine.

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Want peace? Know Jesus Christ says Archbishop Sviatoslav

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St Irene: voice of the messiah to her people

St Irene: voice of the messiah to her people

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Nigerian cardinal says rich countries should not preach environmentalism to poor countries

Nigerian cardinal says rich countries should not preach environmentalism to poor countries

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Book review: Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square

Book review: Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square

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Christians recall martyrdom of Juan Gerardi in Guatemala

Christians recall martyrdom of Juan Gerardi in Guatemala

Bishop Gerardi was a human rights activist who was savagely murdered 17 years ago after he published a report linking Guatemala's military to 250,000 deaths.

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Israel commemorates Armenian massacre by Turks

Israel President Reuven Rivlin, as did President Obama, refrained from calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey a 'genocide.'

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Open letter to Pope Francis on climate change

Open letter to Pope Francis on climate change

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Climate change skeptics inform Vatican conference

Climate change skeptics inform Vatican conference

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Campus Muslims nix 'American Sniper' movie

Campus Muslims nix 'American Sniper' movie

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Neo-conservatives: first in war, last in peace

Neo-conservatives: first in war, last in peace

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Movie Review: 'Little Boy'

Movie Review: 'Little Boy'

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Prominent physicians condemn 'quack' Dr. Oz

Prominent physicians condemn 'quack' Dr. Oz

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Paris re-discovers the sweet smell of breadmaking

Paris re-discovers the sweet smell of breadmaking

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Armenian genocide centenary has echoes today

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Praiseworthy Pius XII saved Jews from the Holocaust

Praiseworthy Pius XII saved Jews from the Holocaust

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

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A New Evangelization or New Capitulation for the Catholic Church?

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Want to get pregnant? There's an app for that

Want to get pregnant? There's an app for that

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Power outage shuts down White House and State Dept

Power outage shuts down White House and State Dept

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Deadly plague rocks Arizona

Deadly plague rocks Arizona

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Live from Egypt: God saves His people from bondage

Live from Egypt: God saves His people from bondage

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Why Easter falls on different dates in different churches

Why Easter falls on different dates in different churches

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Heroic legacy of Thomas Vander Woude

Heroic legacy of Thomas Vander Woude

A veteran of Vietnam, Tom Vander Woude did not hesitate to make a decision to save a life at a great cost. His legacy lives on

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Ugly fish: the mysterious Goblin shark

Ugly fish: the mysterious Goblin shark

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The Big Bang Theory is 'God-friendly'

The Big Bang Theory is 'God-friendly'

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European airlines switch to two-man rule following Germanwings crash

European airlines switch to two-man rule following Germanwings crash

Thomas Cook, Virgin Air, EasyJet and Norwegian declared that they are switching procedures to require two persons at all times in jetliner cockpits. This follows post-911 procedure for U.S. airlines.

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Book review: My Battle Against Hitler

Book review: My Battle Against Hitler

Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German theologian who resisted Germany's National Socialism.

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World Down Syndrome Day urges us to reflect

World Down Syndrome Day urges us to reflect

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Abraham's sacrifice: there is no Christianity without Judaism

Abraham's sacrifice: there is no Christianity without Judaism

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Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a new Cold War

Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a new Cold War

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Pius XII and that other holocaust

Pius XII and that other holocaust

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Re-naming the infamous bridge at Selma, Alabama

Re-naming the infamous bridge at Selma, Alabama

Perhaps the Edmund Pettus Bridge might now bear the name 'Martyrs of Selma' instead. Sign the petition.

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Ebola patient to land in U.S. on Friday 13th

Ebola patient to land in U.S. on Friday 13th

National Institutes of Health promises to protect health workers and public from Ebola infection. A patient is being flown from Africa and will land in Maryland.

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Archaeologists find childhood home of Jesus Christ

Archaeologists find childhood home of Jesus Christ

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President Obama's speech at Selma, Alabama

President Obama's speech at Selma, Alabama

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Pope Francis and the untying of knots

Pope Francis and the untying of knots

Is Francis indeed the Red Pope? Or is he merely misunderstood? A review of Austen Ivereigh's "The Great Reformer: Pope Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope".

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Book review: Witness

Book review: Witness

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America's Great Silicon Divide

America's Great Silicon Divide

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Thought for the day: dark illumine

Thought for the day: dark illumine

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Thought for the day: Standing together

Thought for the day: Standing together

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Where are the Catholic leaders in Congress?

Where are the Catholic leaders in Congress?

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Kitschy Eurovision contest goes political

Kitschy Eurovision contest goes political

Eurovision comes during the observances of the centenary of the Muslim genocide of 1.5 million Christians in Turkey.

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Barack Obama and the history of History

Barack Obama and the history of History

Living in a material world in a post-religion age.

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English hero to be unearthed at Bedlam

English hero to be unearthed at Bedlam

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A father chooses life for his baby son

A father chooses life for his baby son

Infanticide is not the only option for children born with Down syndrome.

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Stunned Vermonters condemn Republican for Latin state motto

Stunned Vermonters condemn Republican for Latin state motto

Some Vermonters are confused about which language is the most widely used in Latin America.

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Florida man jailed for being hungry

Florida man jailed for being hungry

Richard Nixie was fixing to make a stew for a Super Bowl party when he was nabbed by Fish and Game officers.

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Spain plans to invade Australia

Spain plans to invade Australia

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Millenials: Be glad! McPizza is still available

Millenials: Be glad! McPizza is still available

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Global warming trend is up, say NASA and NOAA

Global warming trend is up, say NASA and NOAA

2014 was the hottest year on record. Marc Morano, a climate-change skeptic, points out discrepancies in datasets.

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Pope's environment stance aligns with Church

Pope's environment stance aligns with Church

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Crucified Again: persecution of Christians becomes more widespread

Crucified Again: persecution of Christians becomes more widespread

Approximately 100,000 Christians die every year because of their faith. One thousand Nigerian churches destroyed in 2014.

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