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Alyssa Milano’s #SexStrike highlights what the Church has taught all along

Alyssa Milano’s #SexStrike highlights what the Church has taught all along

| St. Louis Review | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Objecting to the passage of a sweeping pro-life bill in Georgia, actress Alyssa Milano recently took to Twitter to urge women to stop having sex until “we get bodily autonomy back.”

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What if every life were precious?

What if every life were precious?

| Greg Erlandson | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill into law, she gave this simple explanation.

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Grace prevails in the first domestic church

Grace prevails in the first domestic church

| Deacon Gordon Bird | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Each season brings its holidays, both religious and secular. Spring rolls on, as does Eastertide through this month of May. Earlier in the month, we were crowning Mary and honoring St. Joseph the Worker. And, we just recently celebrated Mother’s Day with feasts, flowers, gifts and — most important — love. In a few weeks — post-Pentecost — we will come upon Father’s Day.

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‘Take heart’ in this sacred need

‘Take heart’ in this sacred need

| Liz Kelly | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

It started with a terrible crush I had on a drummer. “Alex” was living in Alaska for the summer, spending some time with relatives when we met. He was a successful musician in New York, a small town boy who’d done well for himself in the big world, and a devout Christian. He sat in at clubs around town where I was singing, and we ended up attending the same church for a while. He was sweet and very hip, an excellent drummer, and I liked him immediately.

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It’s not just about the frozen embryos

It’s not just about the frozen embryos

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

I remember a conversation I had with a married Catholic couple a few years ago. They were feeling lost and desperate over their inability to conceive a child. They were casting about for options.

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Scary prayers that are good for you

Scary prayers that are good for you

| Greg Erlandson | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

I have a short list of scary prayers.

Scary prayers are prayers where even the very words you say seem to convict you.

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What has been done and what we still need to do

What has been done and what we still need to do

| Greg Erlandson | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Josh Shapiro, the attorney general for the state of Pennsylvania, has used the burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral as an opportunity to write a column upbraiding U.S. bishops.

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Righteousness amid the busyness

Righteousness amid the busyness

| Kate Soucheray | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

I oftentimes have said that the month of May has become busier than the month of December, with sports practices and banquets, dance recitals, AP tests and the beginning of graduation parties. There are so many events and schedules to accommodate that a family could find itself easily double-booking on any given day or evening without realizing it, and then have to miss something that is truly important to them.

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All the news that’s fit to print

All the news that’s fit to print

| Christina Capecchi | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

“…there is another definition for Christians: the good news.”

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Love your political enemies

Love your political enemies

| Jason Adkins | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Not every political issue is a battle between good and evil. In fact, most are not. But more and more issues at the Capitol are being framed that way because we continue to lose a sense of the dignity of our political opponents.

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The women who stayed

The women who stayed

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The women were the ones who stayed. I regret to say that I missed this for most of my life.

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Rising to new life through accountability

Rising to new life through accountability

| Deacon Gordon Bird | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Often said and forever true: Without the cross, there can be no resurrection. Without the Passion, there is no Easter. Without sacrifice — new life in Christ now and forever — the hope of the promise to come does not present itself.

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