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Prelude to a Persecution?
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Prelude to a Persecution?

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Last Wednesday morning the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published its Concluding Observations concerning the Catholic Church’s treatment of children. In this widely-denounced document (see HLI’s statement here), the Committee chastises the Church for supposedly ignoring or refusing the rights of children. It called for the Church to amend Canon Law, […]

New Years Resolution
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How’s That New Year’s Resolution Working Out?

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Colleen Scariano also contributed to this article. January is the month of new year’s resolutions. It’s a month that sees new gym memberships surge and bad habits wane (hopefully)! What’s really interesting, however, is how ‘resolved’ folks are come next month. Will your life remain changed next month? Will you still be a new person? […]

Coming Out of Our Caves
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Coming Out of Our Caves

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When I speak with someone who is curious about the faith, I realize my revelations about the spiritual life in the Mystical Body of Christ are completely foreign. I might as well be a fantasy character explaining life in an alternate reality outside of their own personal cave. The worst possible fate for me would […]

Her: A Cautionary Tale
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Her: A Cautionary Tale

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Spike Jonze’s film Her, currently out in theaters and an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, is a cautionary tale of the future that awaits us if we continue to hail technology as our savior. Set in the not too distant Los Angeles, Tom Twombly (masterfully portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix) is reeling from a failed […]

Winter Games in a Wintering Nation
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Winter Games in a Wintering Nation

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Reports of terrorist threats, human rights abuses, and general economic incompetency have already marred the opening of the 2014 winter Olympics. These failings in Russia represent the face of the greatest myth propagated this past half-century: that low-fertility creates a successful society. Population controllers lure countries into population control programs with the promise of nice […]

Reflections for Sunday, February 16, 2014
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Reflections for Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection and Group Discussion (Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm 119:1-2,4-5,17-18,33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37) The Paradox of the Cross What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard … (1 Corinthians 2:9)  The cross of Christ was the last thing anyone expected. The Messiah was supposed to come in triumph and […]

Abraham Lincoln on the Bible
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Abraham Lincoln on the Bible

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Not an atheist, he.

Bishop Urges Prayer Before Final Vote on Quebec’s Euthanasia Bill
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Bishop Urges Prayer Before Final Vote on Quebec’s Euthanasia Bill

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“Causing the death of an innocent human being is causing the death of our own self,” said Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine in a strongly worded statement yesterday against Bill 52, legislation aiming to legalize euthanasia that is expected to face a final vote this week. Lépine, known for his uncompromising support for life and family […]

Loving God When Our Children Suffer
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Loving God When Our Children Suffer

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When we mothers see our children suffering, the slip off the cliffs of despair can be easy. When Pope Francis tells us, “Let us never lose trust in the patience and mercy of God” (April 7, 2013), the trust doesn’t exactly overflow. Mercy would be nice, Lord; how about a cure please. But we are commanded […]

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Skewed Numbers Equal More Dead Babies

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Studies show that, in recent times, there has allegedly been a decrease in the number of abortions. Last week theGuttmacher Institute—the research arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America—reported that “the national abortion rate declined to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44 in 2011. Between 2008-2011, the abortion rate fell 13 percent, resuming a long-term downward […]

The Love Songs of The Beatles
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The Love Songs of The Beatles

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It’s been 50 years since the Beatles first landed in America and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I’m a pretty avid Beatles fan, and like following the continued legacy of the band.  My favorite aspect of the Beatles is the songwriting team of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. The Beatles were a phenomenon many […]

Critiquing Moderation: Does Centrism Befit Our Times?
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Critiquing Moderation: Does Centrism Befit Our Times?

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The postmodern revolution has been transmutating America since JFK’s assassination, with cultural precursors dating back to the Korean War or earlier.  Our responsibilities as Americans oblige us to respond.  As stewards invested with some power of citizenship, a civic response to the Gospel is among our religious duties as Christians. In the process of responding […]

How Shepherds Smell Like Their Sheep
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How Shepherds Smell Like Their Sheep

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One of the phrases people quote about Pope Francis is his exhortation that “shepherds must smell like their sheep.”  If you ask ten people what this means, you will likely get ten different answers.  Nobody can agree upon what it means, but everyone can agree it is something important.  I believe that as always, the […]

Politics and Pulpit: "Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open!" Part One
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Politics and Pulpit: “Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open!” Part One

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It’s an election year, and it’s time to open our mouths, in the Church, about politics, candidates, and the right to life. Our fight for our unborn brothers and sisters is a fight for freedom and against tyranny; for people and against oppressive governments. Our Founding Fathers fought this fight, and so must we, with […]

We are the Light of the World
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We are the Light of the World

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FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  “Jesus is the greatest treasure in the universe.  Jesus is better than anything—even the Super Bowl.  If you have Jesus, it’s still awesome, whether you win or lose.” In a recent television interview, Rocky Seto, a coach for the Seattle Seahawks, the NFL champions of Super Bowl 48, expressed his […]

You are the Salt of the Earth
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You are the Salt of the Earth

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As a Catholic teen growing up in one of the most Catholic areas of the US, I never would have considered abandoning my faith. But neither would I ever have considered getting excited about it. Why should I? Nobody else in my parish seemed excited. The teens in the parish went wild at the rock […]

Patron of Compulsive Shopping Disorders
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Patron of Compulsive Shopping Disorders

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As a cradle Catholic, I’ve had the privilege of learning about and praying for the intercession of many saints for all my life.   Lose my keys again?  Calling on Saint Anthony.  Test coming up?  St. Joseph of Cupertino to the rescue. Pregnancy issues?  Alternate between St. Gerard Magella and St. Raymond Nonatus. Husband unemployed?  […]

The Great Family of the Heavy-Hearted
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The Great Family of the Heavy-Hearted

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I read about a young man paralyzed in a freak accident. The story gave a glimpse of his grief and sorrow. It’s been just a year since his accident. The terrible prospect of permanent disability is beginning to sink in and it’s breaking his heart. He told the reporter, “It’s really, really hard.” And so […]

Fathers Needed
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Fathers Needed

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Fatherhood is likely to be a central part of the discussion when the world’s bishops gather at the Vatican this October. Pope Francis has called an extraordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops to consider the “Pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelization.” He also has asked bishops to meet in 2015 […]

I'm In The Olympics
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I’m In The Olympics

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Of course I’m not, really.  I’m probably one of the least athletic people I know.  But I love the Olympics, in a love-hate kind of way.  The hate part isn’t really “hate,” but I do end up feeling like there is a risk of an over-emphasis on one’s body, and that the soul can be […]

Hate-Crimes the European Parliament isn't Worried About
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Hate-Crimes the European Parliament isn’t Worried About

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While the controversial “Lunacek-Report”, which it has adopted this week, calls on EU Member States to“register and investigate hate crimes against LGBTI people, and adopt criminal legislation prohibiting incitement to hatred on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity”, the European Parliament seems very much less concerned about the hate crimes that actually do take place […]

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Climate Change Deliberation

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We are asked to ignore the simplest hypothesis that the earth’s climate is ever changing.

The Playgrounds of War II
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Sixteen Juveniles Rescued in Super Bowl-Related Sex Trafficking Stings

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Dozens of agencies and organizations, including the FBI, rescued 16 juveniles from sex trafficking rings in the two weeks prior to Super Bowl XLVIII. More than 50 adult women were rescued, and 45 pimps were arrested. Huffington Post reports the efforts took several months, and required “training for legions of law enforcement personnel, hospitality workers, […]

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