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The truth will set us free

*By Hannah Brockhaus A few days ago, retired NFL player Matt Birk made a ‘touchdown’ for Truth. While most of the Baltimore Ravens team met with President Barack Obama at the White House, Birk declined attendance because of pro-abortion comments made by the president. He said that comments by Obama such as ‘God bless Planned [...]

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The Pope of audience surprises

*By Stephen Driscoll During the May 22 general audience, Pope Francis got into a small debate with his security detail that gives a glimpse into his personality. Standing just a few feet from the Pope, I could hear him and his security team shouting over the roar of the crowd. They were debating whether the [...]

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Valedictorian, we salute you!

*By Mary Rezac An article from the Washington Times grabbed my attention on Twitter this morning – “Crowd stunned after valedictorian rips up speech, recites Lord’s prayer.” Say what!? Roy Costner IV of Liberty High School in South Carolina brought his pre-approved speech to the podium to deliver his valedictorian address at graduation. And then [...]

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TIME’s ‘Me Me Me Generation’

By Elise Harris* TIME Magazine recently published an article by Joel Stein entitled “The New Greatest Generation: Why Millennials Will Save Us All.” The front cover of this month’s issue alludes to this article, and the fact that “the Millennials” (those born from 1980-2000) are often called the “Me Me Me” generation, and are referred [...]

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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 [...]

What will Gosnell teach us?

On Monday, Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three charges of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter along with numerous lesser charges. While I’m sure all of those who followed the trial were disgusted over his crimes and heartbroken over the violence committed against the victims, I think many of us were, sadly, [...]

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When an old interview draws fresh ire

Folks are up in arms about a business doing questionable things to make more money, but is this really so surprising? Last week, a Business Insider article citing a 2006 Salon interview with Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries has once again brought attention to the preppy clothing retailer’s refusal to sell any size higher [...]

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Burying Tamerlan Tsarnaev

It’s been nearly a month since the bombings at the Boston Marathon and suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has finally been buried. The AP reports about 100 people outside of Massachusetts had offered burial plots for him, but community leaders continuously denied permission. One offer came from a retired teacher in Vermont. The teacher – Paul Keane [...]

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Pope Francis speaks to a narcissistic Church

By Elise Harris* In listening to the words of the Holy Father in his many different homilies, audiences and speeches since his election, there is one incredibly clear message he is sending to us: the Church is narcissistic. We are a narcissistic Church, the product of a narcissistic culture. In almost every homily, audience and [...]

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April 23, 2014

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