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Religious liberty means ‘freedom to serve’

Religious liberty means ‘freedom to serve’

| Jason Adkins | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to a recent Pew Research study, the U.S. level of government restrictions on religion (3.7 on a 10-point scale) is 54 percent higher than the world median (2.4) in 2012, the latest year for which data are available.

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World Cup shines attention on more than soccer

World Cup shines attention on more than soccer

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The competition is giving some Catholic groups the opportunity to raise awareness about a problem that’s prominent in many of the World Cup’s competing countries, one that no soccer fan is cheering: the scourge of persistent poverty and its debilitating effects.

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How the son of a president proved himself

How the son of a president proved himself

| Christina Capecchi | June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

As we mark D-Day’s 70th anniversary, I imagine the Hail Marys chanted as 20-year-old men neared Normandy, feeling the spray of the English Channel. They responded to the terror in their hearts with prayer.

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Encyclical on water would be a great gift

Encyclical on water would be a great gift

| Father William Byron | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nearly 900 million people in the world have no access to clean water.

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What we say and how we say it

What we say and how we say it

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Because if there were ever anything worthy of exclamation, it’s this: Jesus shows up every single Sunday, without fail.

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There’s still hope for immigration reform this year

There’s still hope for immigration reform this year

| Jason Adkins | May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though immigration reform has not passed, steps can be taken in the meantime to safeguard the dignity of aspiring citizens.

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Hope in things unseen

Hope in things unseen

| John Garvey | May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

We need God’s help, but spiritual talk is unfashionable. The idea that God is active in our lives is equally unfashionable. And yet if he is not, there is nothing to hope for.

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We are an Easter people

We are an Easter people

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the work of upholding human dignity, the response of the Bethlehem Academy community gave new meaning to a phrase often used in the pro-life community: “dying with dignity.”

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Victim of payday lending debt trap speaks out

Victim of payday lending debt trap speaks out

| Jessica Zittlow | April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sherry Shannon needed a little extra money to get her car fixed. On Social Security disability, Shannon needed every dollar to pay her rent, utilities, and phone bills — leaving room for little else each month.

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Undocumented? Illegal? Don’t overlook dignity

Undocumented? Illegal? Don’t overlook dignity

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to immigration, word choice is among the debated issues.

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Talking points to consider for two social issues of concern for Catholics

Talking points to consider for two social issues of concern for Catholics

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Common sense payday lending reforms
Legalization of commercial surrogacy

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