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Back to school and starting over

Back to school and starting over

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

While it’s hard to say goodbye to my family’s more relaxed summertime state of being, I love the implicit promise of the new school year. It’s a reminder that there are always fresh beginnings in life, that we don’t have to stay fixed in one place.

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Women feel same ache as salvation’s matriarchs

Women feel same ache as salvation’s matriarchs

| Denise Bossert | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

I had a glimpse into the matriarchs of salvation’s history that I had never had. They had no reason to believe they would ever hear their own child’s first cry — except a faint hope that remained in the deepest, most hidden part of their hearts.

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Let us remember what Labor Day is about

Let us remember what Labor Day is about

| Pete Sheehan | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once, as a kid, I asked my dad: “Why do they call it ‘Labor Day’ when everyone is off work?”

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Border children and a consistent ethic of life

Border children and a consistent ethic of life

| Jason Adkins | August 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

The humanitarian crisis on the Mexican border has become a major issue in the public discourse. It has generated a heated political debate that has sometimes obscured the human face of the problem and the actual needs of the unaccompanied minors.

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Migration and why you need to respond

Migration and why you need to respond

| Father Tony O'Neill | August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

This summer, I had a profound experience that led me to reflect on the immigration issue, which is so much in the news right now.

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Finding the middle ground in the marriage debate

Finding the middle ground in the marriage debate

| Chris Stefanick | July 31, 2014 | 5 Comments

In the words of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, “There are not 100 people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”

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Looking back on ‘mystery priest’ at car crash

Looking back on ‘mystery priest’ at car crash

| Christina Capecchi | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Katie Lentz had plucked the perfect dress for her Sunday surprise, and the yellow J. Crew frock was dangling in the back of her 1989 Mercedes, bouncing along the highway as the sun streamed in and oldies played on the radio.

The 19-year-old blonde from Quincy, Ill., had just completed her summer internship in Jefferson City, Mo., and she had hatched a plan to surprise her friends there by making a final visit. She set off around 8 a.m. on that Sunday, Aug. 4, and began the two-hour drive so she could go to church one more time with the gang she had worshiped with every week that summer.

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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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