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Keeping love in the debate: Truth isn’t license to be rude

Keeping love in the debate: Truth isn’t license to be rude

| Don Clemmer | October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington lists “falsehoods, lies, distortions, half-truths” among the sort of things Catholics should not be saying or spreading. He instead challenges Catholics to “speak the truth with love.”

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Church takes reasonable approach on immigration reform

Church takes reasonable approach on immigration reform

| Don Clemmer | October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s popular in some circles today to portray the Catholic Church as the opposite of reasonable.

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Tackling poverty and helping people to flourish

Tackling poverty and helping people to flourish

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The poor you will always have with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them,” Jesus says in Mark’s Gospel. This would, at face value, seem like a fairly open-ended statement.

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Strengthening, defending marriage is a matter of justice

Strengthening, defending marriage is a matter of justice

| Bethany Meola | September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Being married in the church is important to Catholics. Delving into Catholic teaching itself, Scripture is filled with references to marriage, and the church pre­sents it as a vocation and as one of the sacraments, a visible sign of God’s gift of grace.

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A Catholic approach to untangling the international knot

A Catholic approach to untangling the international knot

| Don Clemmer | August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sometimes it’s just best to go to an expert.

Whether it’s a burst water pipe, an unresponsive computer or the challenges of international peace and stability, some problems just require special expertise.

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Religious freedom and ugly assumptions

Religious freedom and ugly assumptions

| Don Clemmer | August 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

In “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” the bishops hold up six areas of concern for voting Catholics to weigh while forming their consciences.

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Conscience formation by the numbers

Conscience formation by the numbers

| Don Clemmer | July 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Numbers can be cold and impersonal. They lack the depth and nuance of words and ideas.

But numbers can also be uncompromising. They force us to confront realities that can be dizzying, unavoidable and downright unwelcome. Someone who’s seen the numbers no longer has plausible deniability.

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Political engagement is every Catholic’s duty

Political engagement is every Catholic’s duty

| Don Clemmer - U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops | June 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

“Why is the Catholic Church getting involved in politics?”

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‘Catholics care. Catholics vote’ series to run to Election Day

‘Catholics care. Catholics vote’ series to run to Election Day

| Don Clemmer - U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops | June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

With summer here, more Americans are turning their attention to politics, specifically, to the local, state and federal elections on Nov. 6.

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