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CNA: A Year with the Mystics

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Our parish’s fall festival was coming to an end. As I rounded up my little ones, I spotted an acquaintance. Antoinette is almost 95 years old and now wheelchair bound, but her incandescent smile inevitably draws people towards her. “Have you had…

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RNS: Newman, the newest Catholic saint, is a model of making reason our path to God

By Grazie Christie (RNS) — On Sunday (Oct. 13), Pope Francis will canonize Cardinal John Newman, the first Englishman to be made a saint since Pope Paul VI canonized the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, who were killed for their Catholic faith during the…

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Catholic Herald: Catholic schools break the cycle of poverty. Why are they being targeted?

By Maureen Ferguson It is a grand Washington, DC tradition. Every year, on the first Sunday in October, Catholic and non-Catholic dignitaries alike gather at St Matthew’s Cathedral to pray for the judicial branch of government. It’s the annual Red Mass, a tradition that extends…

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EWTN: Religious Liberty and Catholic Hospitals

Dr. Grazie Christie appeared on EWTN to discuss a lawsuit against a Catholic hospital for refusing to perform procedures that violate Church teaching. Watch the clip here.

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Examiner: Ulrich Klopfer’s treatment of aborted babies is horrifying, but not shocking

By Maureen Ferguson The recent “shocking” discovery of the remains of 2,246 human fetuses at the home of Indiana abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer is indeed horrifying, ghastly, and above all utterly heartbreaking. But it is not shocking. Our abortion culture has so dehumanized the “unwanted”…

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FOX: What Sanders said about abortion should shock us all

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie The response by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to a question regarding abortion at CNN’s recent town hall on climate change for Democratic presidential candidates will surely find a prominent place in the annals of tin-eared commentaries. A woman asked Sanders if…

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TCA Files Amicus Brief before the Supreme Court

The Catholic Association has filed an amicus brief in the case of Sharonell Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, asking the Supreme Court to hear this important case. At issue is whether the government can discriminate against faith-based adoption and foster care agencies because of their…

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NRO: The Supreme Court review of Sharonell Fulton, et. al v. City of Philadelphia

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Will Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services soon have to close its foster care program – a program or ministry that has operated for a century in a city that desperately needs more foster homes to take in its most vulnerable kids? It’s now…

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USA TODAY: Dr. Leana Wen’s departure from Planned Parenthood exposes the organization’s true identity

By Ashley McGuire There are public relations problems and there are public relations crises. Then there is what Planned Parenthood is experiencing with the departure of its former president, Dr. Leana Wen. Wen, the first doctor to run the abortion chain in nearly five decades, is not going quietly…

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Christian Post: ‘Emanuel’ film shows power of forgiveness

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer On the evening of June 17, 2015, 21-year old Dylann Roof walked into Charleston’s “Mother Emanuel” church. There, he found a group of the faithful about to begin a Bible study in the basement of the South Carolina church. They welcomed him and…

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