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Immigrant children: refugees from failed states

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Aug 3, 2014

By Fr. James Melnick

Bishop Anthony Taylor, ordinary of the Diocese of Little Rock, released a statement concerning the young immigrants who have arrived... Read more

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Christians Under Fire in the Middle East

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Aug 1, 2014

By Dr. Saliba Sarsar

If there is hell on earth, it is found these days in the Middle East where aggression and violence are... Read more

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The Church's take on immigration

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Jul 22, 2014

By Deacon Ryan Kaup

The immigration debate rarely lays dormant in the United States, but the arrival of some 52,000 migrant children from Latin... Read more

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Finding God in Franco’s Prison: A new edition of Luis Lucia’s Psalter of my Hours

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Jul 8, 2014

By Jean Boudet

The civil war in Spain, 1936-9, confronted the Catholic world with a dilemma. To support Franco, pro-Catholic and anti-Communist, was,... Read more

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Witnessing in Jerusalem: A loving tribute to Sister Anastas Sarsar

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Jun 19, 2014

By By Dr. Saliba Sarsar

May 2014 was a bittersweet month in Jerusalem.  Anastasia, one of my three sisters, passed away unexpectedly on the 8th,... Read more

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Cardinal Kasper, Continued

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May 29, 2014

By Fr. Gerald Murray

The effort by Cardinal Walter Kasper to change the Church’s discipline regarding the inadmissibility of divorced and remarried Catholics to... Read more

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'You Are Littler' – My encounters with a Saint

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May 12, 2014

By Maria Mitchell

Pope John Paul II affected millions of people during his papacy. He connected with youth in the most amazing manner... Read more

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John Paul II: Saint and pro-life hero

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Apr 25, 2014

By Marie Smith

Blessed John Paul II, a beloved pope and inspirational religious leader who was a pro-life hero, will be canonized a... Read more

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John XXIII: More than Just a 'good Pope'

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Apr 21, 2014

By Jan Bentz

John XXIII's political engagement as well as his invocation of the Second Vatican Council shows how he fits perfectly in... Read more

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The calvary of Julienne

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Apr 9, 2014

By Jean-Claude Gaston

"Six years ago, when I first started college, I met my husband-to-be," says Julienne, a young Congolese woman in her... Read more

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Legionary Chapter acknowledges deficiencies and looks to the future with revised charism

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Apr 8, 2014

By Jean Boudet

When it concluded on February 25, the Extraordinary General Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ, meeting in Rome to complete... Read more

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Belgium’s deadly cough

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Apr 8, 2014

By Roger Kiska

When Europe coughs, America catches a cold. The legal, political and cultural landscape in the U.S. is fertile for the... Read more

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'Noah': A missed opportunity for Russell Crowe and a mistake by Paramount Pictures

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Apr 2, 2014

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The movie was a terrible disappointment on so many fronts. The only good thing I can say about it is... Read more

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While giving up chocolate, can you give a reason for your hope?

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Mar 26, 2014

By Christopher White

It’s fitting that Pope Francis would choose poverty as a theme for his 2014 Lenten message, as it has been... Read more

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Mercy comes to life on the big screen in 'Noah'

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Mar 13, 2014

By Raymond L. Flynn

The movie adaption of Noah had my wife Kathy saying while leaving the theater, "I am going home to read... Read more

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Proclaiming Liberty to the Captives

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Mar 6, 2014

By Kevin Burke

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me…He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of... Read more

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Finding healing after abortion: one man's journey

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Feb 24, 2014

By Kevin Burke

David's Story:I started college at age 17 and found a job at a sporting goods store to pay my tuition.... Read more

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German marriage

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Feb 10, 2014

By Russell Shaw

When Jesus said, “What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder” (Mt 19.6), presumably he meant it.... Read more

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UN committee attacks Catholic Church

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Feb 6, 2014

By Elyssa Koren

The United Nations Committee on theRights of the Child just issued a report chastising the Holy See forits failure to... Read more

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Big Brother might defeat Hobby Lobby, but should beware Little Sister

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Jan 31, 2014

By Robert Vega

“Risky Business” could well have been an apt title for a film about someone engaged in speculating on U.S. Supreme... Read more