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MLK Is Much Needed In This Utilitarian Age, To Remind Us We Are All Wanted

Last week I had the conversation about race I’ve come to expect with each of my young children around Martin Luther King Day. This time it was with my six year old daughter Lourdes. As we waited for her 8 year old brother to be…

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Where abortion opponents—and backers—rule, in five maps

By now it’s become clear that states, rather than Capitol Hill, have become the true battleground for abortionpolicy. But what has been a little less obvious is how outnumbered abortion rights advocates are compared to their foes when it comes to unified control of state…

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No Room in Polite Society for Anti-Catholic Contempt

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent ruling, issuing a stay on the fines for the Little Sisters of the Poor, struck some people in violent ways. One blogger, Jamie Stiehm writing for U.S. News, seems to think that Sotomayor outed herself as that most crass and small minded…

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‘U.S. Government’ Knows Catholic Theology Better Than Little Sisters of the Poor

Whatever are you to do when you’re a journalist who favors Team Obama but the administration is going up against an underdog that you’d have to be a monster to hate: the Little Sisters of the Poor. Well, you simply call the Obama administration the…

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