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Religious liberty:  Protecting conduct rooted in conviction

Religious liberty: Protecting conduct rooted in conviction

| Jason Adkins | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recently said that religious liberty is talked about more than it is proactively protected. And he is right. Religious liberty is increasingly given lip service, but in practice it keeps shrinking.

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Catholic, gay and living a ‘beautiful life’

Catholic, gay and living a ‘beautiful life’

| Steve Gershom | June 18, 2013 | 9 Comments

I have heard a lot about how mean the Church is, and how bigoted, because she opposes gay marriage. How badly she misunderstands gay people, and how hostile she is towards us. My gut reaction to such things is: Are you freaking kidding me?

Are we even talking about the same church?

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Love, marriage and pizza delivery

Love, marriage and pizza delivery

| Christina Capecchi | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Holy Spirit works in amazing ways, and one of my favorite examples is when we see it connect a man and a woman and carry them to the altar

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‘Man of Steel’ and preparing for sainthood

‘Man of Steel’ and preparing for sainthood

| Jared Zimmerer | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

To be Superman we must want to be a saint first. For without the desire for greatness, the willingness to lay down your gifts, talents, and life for the mission God has given us, we cannot be saints, thus we cannot be super men and women.

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Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel!

Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel!

| Sharon Wilson | June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Time was, I shrank from what was right
From fear of what was wrong;
I would not brave the sacred fight,
Because the foe was strong.

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Same-sex marriage: Why the French protest and Americans shrug

Same-sex marriage: Why the French protest and Americans shrug

| Jason Adkins | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Minnesota and France redefined marriage in the same week, yet the differences in public reaction to this decision in both places could hardly be starker.

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Society in need of flavoring with Catholic salt

Society in need of flavoring with Catholic salt

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Political commentator David Brooks recently wrote a thought-provoking column in The New York Times — one that should give Americans pause about where our country and culture are headed.

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The preachings of F. Scott Fitzgerald

The preachings of F. Scott Fitzgerald

| Father Robert Barron | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The appearance of yet another film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” provides the occasion for reflecting on what many consider the great American novel.

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Starry night: the power of prayer, wherever you are

Starry night: the power of prayer, wherever you are

| Christa Capecchi | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

A woman’s mind is like a teleprompter of to-dos that never stops turning.

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The adventure of classical morality

The adventure of classical morality

| Father Robert Barron | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most significant fault lines in Western culture opened up in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when what we now know as the “modern” world separated itself from the classical and medieval world.

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Catholics told they must be ‘fearless leaders’

Catholics told they must be ‘fearless leaders’

In dealing with several serious issues confronting the church and society today, “the only question is how you respond, not whether you should,” said Helen Alvare at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held May 9 in Washington.

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Higher education and ‘breaking good’

Higher education and ‘breaking good’

| John Garvey | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Breaking Bad” is a television series on AMC about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug kingpin. It has quickly become a favorite of mine. Educator Walter White puts his chemistry skills to work in his own meth lab after he learns he has advanced-stage lung cancer and just two years to live. His teaching job, he reasons, will not provide nearly enough for his pregnant wife and his son, who has cerebral palsy.

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