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Elections and the culture: What we learned in 2012

Elections and the culture: What we learned in 2012

| Jason Adkins | November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

During the 2012 election season, the Church actively supported a number of issue-oriented ballot referenda initiatives around the country. Most of them failed to pass.

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Conscience and the marriage amendment

Conscience and the marriage amendment

| Jason Adkins | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Since the Minnesota marriage amendment was placed on the ballot last year, and even before that, the Catholic Church in Minnesota has been educating Catholics about what marriage is, why it is important and the challenges all of society will likely face if it is redefined.

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Understanding the church’s teaching on immigration

Understanding the church’s teaching on immigration

| Jessica Zittlow | October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many Catholics have trouble on occasion aligning themselves with the church when it takes a position on matters of public policy.

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Encouraging an economy of participation

Encouraging an economy of participation

| Richard Aleman | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Labor Day statement, “Placing Work and Workers at the Center of Economic Life” declares that the cure to our current crisis is a “national economic renewal that places working people and their families at the center of economic life.”

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Events aim to communicate fundamental ‘yes’ of Gospel

Events aim to communicate fundamental ‘yes’ of Gospel

| Father John Paul Erickson | September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Like all vocations, which it surely is, marriage is demanding and requires self-mastery if it is to blossom into the full image of God’s love for his church. It also requires an acknowledgment that marriage is not ours to define, but rather a gift to receive and to cherish as it has been given by God.

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Defending marriage:

Defending marriage:

| Jason Adkins | August 29, 2012 | 8 Comments

Good science can reinforce what we know by faith and reason

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Abroad, at home: Staying informed on religious freedom

Abroad, at home: Staying informed on religious freedom

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you are also in the body” (Hebrews 13:3).

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Religious freedom and the equality of women

Religious freedom and the equality of women

| Deborah Savage | August 1, 2012 | 3 Comments

There is an untruth circulating rather widely in the public square these days — and gaining speed. We need to derail it. The falsehood that is spreading is that somehow, because the church refuses to conform to the default position of practically everyone in contemporary society — that sexual promiscuity is the only authentic sign-post of human freedom — that she, the church, is waging a war on women.

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‘Hookup’ culture mentality creates social indifference

‘Hookup’ culture mentality creates social indifference

| Angela Deeney | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Students need to get involved in movements that work at resisting the combined heft of moral relativism, social apathy and promiscuity on campuses.

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Health care reform must be guided by moral truth, sound principles

Health care reform must be guided by moral truth, sound principles

| Jason Adkins | July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Three serious problems in the law remain in place and require Congress’s immediate attention

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Degree of skepticism required for church coverage

Degree of skepticism required for church coverage

| Jessica Zittlow | June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that mainstream media frame issues in a way that serve ideological biases

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Child-benefit programs aid nonpublic school students

Child-benefit programs aid nonpublic school students

| Peter Noll | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

These programs include textbook aid, transportation and access to full special education services to qualifying children

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