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Last Sunday saw a stunning overtime victory by the NFL’s Denver Broncos over the Chicago Bears led by the Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. more
Having once described herself as a “conservative Catholic,” U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has once again proved just how delusional she really can be at times. more
In May, the State of Vermont approved legislation authorizing doctor-prescribed suicide. This tragic decision is part of an “alarming trend nationwide” according to Cardinal Sean O’Malley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities. more
Pope Benedict’s 2008 visit to the United States was an important moment in the Church’s confronting the sexual abuse of children. Who can forget his moving meeting with victims of abuse? On that trip the Pope explained, “I acknowledge the pain which the Church in America has experienced as a result of the sexual abuse of minors. No words of mine could describe the pain inflicted by such abuse.” more
On March 24, 1980 the Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, was shot and killed while celebrating Mass. Bishop Romero was an outspoken voice against the political abuses, human rights violations, oppression of the poor and militant bands threatening the people of El Salvador. Many believe his execution was a direct result of his persistent and decisive profession of faith. He was one of seven priests executed during his time as archbishop and in the midst of the country’s civil war. Many more priests and religious were also tortured or exiled for their peaceful protests and advocacy. more
Lives are full of sacrifices. Some are harder to justify than others are. Some are for the benefit of individuals or just for the few. Some have short-term, immediate goals. Then there are sacrifices … more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed regulations to protect the conscience rights of health care professionals and institutions. more
President Obama’s address at the National Prayer Breakfast this week was exactly right. On two issues his words hit the nail on the head. The President explained, “Central to [human] dignity is freedom of religion—the right of every person to practice their faith how they choose.” Second, he charged, “Killing the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will. In fact, it is the ultimate betrayal of God’s will.” Unfortunately, his words are not matched by the actions of his administration. more
Go and make disciples of all nations and teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. With this mandate, Saint Matthew closes his narrative of the ministry of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ command … more
David Bohnett was the founder of the highly successful Internet venture known as Geocities which was later bought by Yahoo for over three billion dollars. Mr. Bohnett has put his considerable wealth to work by doling out about $34 million dollars in grants through his foundation which claims it is “committed to improving society through social activism.” more
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