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Environmental debates need prudence, principles

Environmental debates need prudence, principles

| Jason Adkins | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Americans are more conscious than ever of their responsibility to be good stewards of the environment. Years of successful public relations campaigns and the work of tireless activists have ensured that protecting Creation is at the forefront of public discourse.

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Smartphones and daydreams

Smartphones and daydreams

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have very few stare-off-into-space moments these days. Nearly every minute is filled with something claiming my attention. I can’t blame this entirely on my two young kids, nor can I blame it on the teaching job that claims vast amounts of attention 10 months out of the year. These are factors in my busy-ness, yes, but there’s another, more insidious force that always seems to fill the empty spaces in my life.

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Bill Maher and not understanding either faith or the Bible

Bill Maher and not understanding either faith or the Bible

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know what possesses me to watch “Real Time With Bill Maher,” for Maher is, without a doubt, the most annoying anti-religionist on the scene today.

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Challenging the culture as we celebrate Independence Day

Challenging the culture as we celebrate Independence Day

| Sister Constance Veit | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we observed the Fortnight for Freedom in 2012, I naively thought it would be a one-time event. I assumed that the HHS Contraceptive Mandate would soon be overturned and our congregation of Little Sisters of the Poor would quickly fall out of the public eye. But this month marks our third Fortnight, and our lawsuit against the federal government over the HHS Mandate is still pending as I write this.

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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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