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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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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 [...]

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Yes, God loves all his children

At midnight Wednesday, Colorado became the sixth state to allow civil unions. It definitely slipped my mind until this morning as I was driving to work. The radio D.J. gave a shout-out to the hundreds of gay and lesbian couples across the state and said it was “with honor” that he would play Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ [...]

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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July 30, 2014

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

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