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How to support ethical ALS research

In his latest column, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver explains why Catholics need to be choosy about where they’re giving their money in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has been sweeping social media over the past few weeks. As the challenge grew in popularity, more people became aware that the ALS Association, which has [...]

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Why women are (not) using birth control

Last week the social media entertainment site, Buzzfeed, published a list of 22  reasons why women use artificial contraceptives. With the recent Supreme Court ruling for Hobby Lobby causing a collective outcry from those who believe other people should pay for their contraceptives, it’s no wonder that the site wished to portray it as a [...]

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Young mom chooses baby’s life over chemo

A 21-year old Army wife put her baby’s life first when doctors told her she was terminally ill early on in her pregnancy. According to American Forces Press Services, doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo that she had about two to four months to live when she was diagnosed with liver cancer when she was 15 weeks [...]

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Build-A-Baby coming soon?

Every parent wants their child to have the best start in life and no parent ever wants to see their child suffer — either from a something as minor as a scrapped knee or as serious as leukemia. While parents have an innate desire to spare their children from pain, it seems one company has [...]

Bl. Fr. Jerzy

Don’t miss ‘Messenger of the Truth’ airing on PBS

  This week, on June 1-2,  local PBS stations in many U.S. cities will be airing the documentary of Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, the chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland who strove for freedom from the Communist regime through non-violence in the early 1980′s. The trailer for “Messenger of the Truth” shows Bl. Fr. [...]

Professional soccer player wants to adopt abandoned baby

A professional Italian soccer player has offered to adopt a baby who was abandoned under a train seat last month. The conductor found the baby wrapped in a wool shawl, a pajama top and put in a plastic grocery bag, according to Italy’s The Local. The baby boy — who has been named Francesco in [...]

Beauty in the heart of Steubenville

A city that’s lost its luster is receiving some TLC from it’s local university students. A group of students from Franciscan University of Steubenville have set out to revitalize their downtown by turning a vacant music hall into a concert venue. The idea is to draw people to the ailing downtown by hosting concerts and [...]

Another march on Washington

On Jan. 22, 2014 hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend on the nation’s capital to assemble for the 40th year in a row to stand up for the over 55 millions lives lost since the legalization of abortion in the U.S. Despite the blizzard pounding the East Coast, the 40th annual March [...]

‘To the peripheries’

The man suffering from neurofibromatosis who was embraced by Pope Francis at a recent general audience has been identified in a story by the Daily Mail Online as Vinicio Riva. A 53-year-old from northern Italy, Riva is an avid soccer fan, works at the same retirement home where his father now lives and is known to [...]

Do you stand with Thomas Peters?

Last summer, young Catholic blogger Thomas Peters suffered a horrible swimming accident that left him clinging onto his life. The author of the award winning blog, “The American Papist“, contributor to Catholic Vote and former Communications Director National Organization for Marriage, suffered a fractured vertebra at the base of his neck and damaged lungs which left him nearly [...]

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September 1, 2014

Monday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

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