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The embryo that grew up

The embryo that grew up

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | July 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Those who seek to justify abortion often try to minimize or deny the humanity of the embryo. In a recent online forum, for example, one participant wrote: “I became a human being at the point that my senses functioned as those of a human being. Before that I was just a mass of cells.” Another followed up: “A pile of cells in a woman’s uterus is not a human being. It lives off of and is part of that woman’s body.”

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Summer: Time to recharge body, mind and spirit

Summer: Time to recharge body, mind and spirit

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Your family will appreciate vacation memories for a long time to come

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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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Road-trip reflections on faith and mobility

Road-trip reflections on faith and mobility

| Christina Capecchi | July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

A road trip provides welcome reprieve from the formidable charge of discovering your place and your purpose

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‘You’re not the boss of me!

‘You’re not the boss of me!

| Sharon Wilson | July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Resisting the temptation to tune out guidance in forming our consciences

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From Fortnights to Faith: When Ideas Collide

From Fortnights to Faith: When Ideas Collide

| Don Clemmer | June 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

It’s difficult to walk into a parish, visit a diocesan website or even tune into the secular news media without seeing or hearing something about the Fortnight for Freedom, the bishops’ two-week (June 21-July 4) campaign of prayer and education on the value of religious liberty.

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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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Family histories hold Fourth of July lesson for many Americans

Family histories hold Fourth of July lesson for many Americans

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Genealogy is a popular hobby for many people, and I’ve been trying to learn more in recent years about the roots and branches of my own family tree to complement the stories my parents and grandparents told me as a child. The recent release of 1940 U.S. Census data was an opportunity to fill in some gaps and learn a few details I’ve been thinking a lot about as the July 4 holiday approaches.

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Many ways exist for Catholics to have a voice on issues

Many ways exist for Catholics to have a voice on issues

| Jessica Zittlow | June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Political participation, at its best, is an expression of faith.”

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What About Ventilators?

What About Ventilators?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The use of ventilators can pose particulary challenging problems during end of life situations for families. When should we place a loved one on a ventilator? If somebody is on a ventilator, can we ever “pull the plug?” Understanding our moral duty depends upon whether the use of a ventilator in a particular case can be considered “ordinary” or “extraordinary.”

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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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Don’t miss chance to learn more about farming, rural life

Don’t miss chance to learn more about farming, rural life

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rural Life Sunday, farm bill to get attention this month

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