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Rio 2013: the sites of World Youth Day

As World Youth Day 2013 begins, young people from across the globe continue to pour into Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding areas. Here are a few of the main Brazilian sites that will be in the news throughout the coming week:  Copacabana One of the world’s most famous beaches will host several major events [...]

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Understanding the ‘gay marriage’ rulings

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and dismissed an appeal of California’s Proposition 8 on grounds of standing. But what does this mean? What are the implications of the court decisions? Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly from today’s rulings: The Good: [...]

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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.

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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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November 24, 2014

Sa int Andrew D?ng - L?c, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs

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