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Don’t Expect Fireworks from the Francis-Trump Meeting

Though many seem to be expecting fireworks from the upcoming meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump, they are very likely to be disappointed. Francis has said that what he hopes to find is common ground. Certainly, they can start by agreeing about the dismal state…

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Nets Shrug at Pence’s Notre Dame Remarks, Hyped Obama’s 2009 Speech

Despite the controversy surrounding President Obama’s commencement speech at Notre Dame University in 2009, the networks focused heavily on the content of his remarks. Not so for Vice President Mike Pence, who delivered this year’s May 21, keynote. While ABC’s correspondent briefly mentioned the subject…

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Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie Reviews “Strangers in a Strange Land”

Woven into the fabric of American society, present in every milieu, and taking some part in all the complicated ways we relate to each other in public and private settings are over 70 million American Catholics. We mirror the demographic changes of the general population,…

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Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Reviews “Littlest Suffering Souls”

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Rather than taking on complex political or moral issues of the day as he is so skillfully able to do, Austen Ruse, President of the Center for Family and Human Rights, in his new book Littlest Suffering Souls recounts the lives of three saintly children…

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TCA Statements on Religious Liberty Executive Order

May 4, 2017 “Today’s executive order provides welcome relief to the Little Sisters of the Poor, who have been threatened with discriminatory government fines that would shut down their beautiful ministry of caring for the elderly poor.  In a free country, tolerance ought to include…

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Democrats’ realignment on abortion

By Maureen Ferguson The “Unity Tour” featuring Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez has revealed a seismic realignment in the Democratic Party on the issue of abortion. For the mere offense of campaigning with a candidate for mayor of Omaha, who had once expressed a…

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TCA Files Amicus Brief in Pregnancy Center Case

On April 3, The Catholic Association, in conjunction with Baltimore attorney Jack Terziu, filed its first-ever friend of the court brief in the case of Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. At the crux of the case is…

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A Woman Who Made the World Better

By Ann Corkery In a city where friends are supposedly scarce, Kate O’Beirne was beloved by so many. Kate died this past Sunday — Divine Mercy Sunday — surrounded by family and loved ones.  Kate would point out that there was no need to identify the date…

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Pope Francis’ Risky Egypt Trip

By Maureen Ferguson Amnesty International is sounding the alarm bells about the increasing and “terrifying wave of attacks” against Christians in Egypt, just as the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholic Christians, Pope Francis, is headed there in a display of solidarity with these persecuted…

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Trump, global religious freedom needs US ambassador to lead

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and the Religious Freedom Institute just held a day-long symposium on the persecution of Christians world-wide. Government officials, business leaders, academics, human-rights and religious leaders gathered at the National Press Club to…

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