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Last week, on the 96th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, Pope Francis consecrated the world to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The importance of this act ought not to be missed. more
The hasty reactions to the Covington Catholic High School controversy two weeks ago reveal a sinister side of the social media phenomenon we call “instant news.” Perniciously blunt, many … more
Separation of church and state has been a bedrock principle of our nation’s long history.  Contrary to what many in this nation claim, this principle was designed to ensure that the state would … more
One of the most absurd ideas to emerge from the abortion debate is that the killing of an unborn child is health care. more
For some years the Bishops of the United States have designated October as “Respect Life Month.” It presents an occasion to recommit ourselves to concern for all human life at every stage. more
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” This so-called separation of church and state has often been invoked in attempts to eradicate religious expression from public life. We witnessed an example of this in Rhode Island in 2012 when the United States District Court ruled that a long-standing religious banner was to be removed from a public high school because it violated the First Amendment. more
On January 25, the Church commemorated 36 years since Pope St. John Paul II promulgated the 1983 Code of Canon Law. For many, a newly minted Code of ecclesiastical laws seemed anachronistic. The … more
In these tough economic times with huge budget deficits and numerous proposals to either increase or reduce taxes and spending, the U.S. Bishops have issued a call to the nation’s political leaders to protect poor and vulnerable people in budget debates. more
Today, our nation celebrates a holiday which carries on a tradition that goes back at least to the time of Abraham Lincoln, that of setting aside a Thursday late in November as a national day of prayer and thanksgiving. more
Twenty-nine year old Brittany Maynard plans to commit suicide on November 1. In January she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and told she had six months to live. Soon after, Maynard and her husband decided to move to Oregon, one of the states that allow physician assisted suicide. more
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