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Silicon Valley, stand down from battling anti-sex trafficking bill

By Maureen Ferguson She looks like the teenage girl next door. She plays soccer and the violin, and wants to be a doctor when she grows up. After a fight with her parents over grades, in a foolish moment she runs away, meets a seedy…

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Anti-Catholic Bigotry Returns to the Senate

By Ann Corkery   I wonder how Daniel Patrick Moynihan would have responded to the Catholic baiting employed by two of his onetime Senate Democratic colleagues last week. Moynihan, who served in office until 2001 – and died in 2003 — noted that anti-Catholicism remains an “acceptable prejudice.”…

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Judged for Being Catholic

By Ashley McGuire and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer US News and World Report   So much for the sisterhood. In a confirmation hearing for Prof. Amy Barrett’s nomination to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., ripped into Barrett for her Roman Catholic beliefs….

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What a papal visit means to Colombians

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Pope Francis has arrived in Colombia for an unprecedented four-day trip. The press is highlighting the peace accord between the country’s president Manuel Santos and leftist guerrillas, but for most Colombians who will attend the Pope’s gatherings and Masses, this visit is…

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Google and Sex Traffickers Like Backpage.com

By Nicholas Kristof for The New York Times Sex traffickers in America have the police and prosecutors pursuing them, but they do have one crucial (if secret) ally: Google. Google’s motto has long been “Don’t be evil,” and I admire lots about the company. But…

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Congress can — and should — repeal DC’s assisted suicide law

By Dr.Grazie Pozo Christie   The District of Columbia recently became the seventh “suicide” jurisdiction in the country when the D.C. council passed the Death with Dignity Act in February. No one has yet to kill themselves under the law using a massive, prescribed dose of sedatives,…

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Mother Teresa: An intercessor for the persecuted charitable works of the Church

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie The canonization of Mother Teresa a year ago by Pope Francis was a momentous occasion for Catholics. Every newly-made saint’s brand of holiness teaches us vivid things about love and God which are distinctive and unique.  The small, spare woman in the…

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Hurricane Harvey photo proves chivalry is alive and well in America

By Ashley McGuire USA TODAY Chivalry lives. In a viral photo from the Associated Press, a woman is pictured cradling her baby as a man carries them both to safety amid the Hurricane Harvey floods. While the image is quaint, it has a thoroughly modern feel. She…

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How Congress Can Crack Down On Sex Trafficking

By Rob Portman and Richard Blumenthal   Portman and Blumenthal are, respectively, Senators for Ohio and Connecticut in the U.S. Congress.   Online classifieds are a familiar part of the 21st-century marketplace. People buy and sell cars and couches on public websites every day. They…

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Mother Teresa fought poverty as an evil — and lived it as a virtue

On Sunday, Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa, who will be known as St. Teresa of Calcutta. It would probably be impossible to come up with a modern man or woman who better fits the world’s understanding of saintliness. Her spare, wiry figure, her white…

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