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Fortnight for Freedom, round 2

The U.S. bishops recently announced that the second Fortnight for Freedom will take place this summer. What is the fortnight? Why is it being held? How can you participate? Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who leads the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee, explains:

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A baby by any other name

The conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has drawn renewed attention to the misleading language that surrounds the abortion debate. If infanticide – killing a live baby moments after birth – is an appalling and atrocious crime, why is it acceptable to kill that same baby just minutes before, when he or she is about [...]

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Infanticide and the ‘dictatorship of relativism’

As the jurors continue to deliberate in the case of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, many of the mainstream media outlets have finally gotten around to giving the issue some coverage. The case involves an abortion doctor known for killing the live babies who survived his abortion attempts. As the newborns lay on the table, crying and [...]

The Life of Pope Francis

Timeline: the life of Pope Francis

As Pope Francis continues making headlines with his calls for reform and renewal, here is a timeline of his life before the papacy. You can click on the image to view it in full size.

Divine Mercy

Praying for the suspects

Like many Americans, I spent most of the day yesterday glued to the TV, watching as events unfolded near Boston. The suspense, anxiety and ultimate relief when the second suspect was captured drew me in like a thrilling action movie. But at the end of the day, after the last press conference and the last [...]

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Why the Catholic Church and ‘gay marriage’ cannot coexist

In recent months, I have heard some Catholics ask why the Church is so concerned about the definition of civil marriage. After all, they say, changing the definition of civil marriage to include gay couples would have no consequences on the definition of the sacrament of Matrimony, so changing the law will not harm the [...]

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After birth abortion?

Have you seen this video? At a recent congressional committee hearing, Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow made a shocking claim. She was asked by a Congressman: “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is [...]

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Unusual allies in the ‘gay marriage’ debate

As a panel of 9 justices in D.C. considers whether to redefine marriage as it has always been understood, academics from diverse political backgrounds are united in questioning the wisdom of tampering with the most basic of social institutions. Princeton Professor Robert P. George, joined by scholars Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis, recently released [...]

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Pope Francis and the ‘dirty’ media tactics of the New York Times

Carson Holloway makes some astute observations in his recent Catholic Vote post. He exposes one example of “the unfairness, dishonesty, ignorance, and irrationality at work” already in the media’s coverage of Pope Francis. Unable to claim that the new Pontiff is disinterested in the poor, certain segments of the media have attempted to smear his [...]

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Infographics: The conclave – who, where, how

Now that the conclave has started, it is anyone’s guess as to how long it will last or who will emerge from the Sistine Chapel as our next Holy Father. In the meantime, here are some infographics to give you a better idea of what’s going on as the cardinals begin voting. (Click on any [...]

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September 2, 2014

Tuesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

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