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Book Review: A guidebook for Christians experiencing cultural vertigo

By Ashley McGuire Those who recently attended an Easter Vigil service no doubt got a taste of what it’s like to be a Christian in a post-Christian America. Perhaps a car or two idled by the throngs gathered around the paschal flame, or maybe a…

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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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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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The Sharp Stop of Good Friday

By Grazie Pozo Christie Hurrying on our way to the perfect happiness of Easter Sunday, Christians come to a sharp stop on Good Friday.  It’s an odd name for the day in which we remember in vivid detail the torture and death of an innocent…

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Donald Trump Should Appoint a Religious Freedom Ambassador

By Grazie Pozo Christie For Christians around the world, Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter, is spent contemplating the scandalous story of the torture and execution of an innocent man. Although here in the U.S. we live a comfortable distance away…

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Changing the Workplace for Women

By Grazie Pozo Christie   I spoke on behalf of the Vatican Mission at the United Nations’ 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women about one challenge that is being overlooked in the rush to get to parity in numbers and salaries…

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The Church Has Done Us a Favor Clarifying the Issue of Cremated Remains

The Catholic Church knows that grief and loss come to all of us. They also know that what we do with the remains of the ones we love is significant and instructive. The foundation of the Church’s preference for a solemn funeral and Christian burial is…

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What Happens In America Has Repercussions All Over the World

Our religious freedom, economic prosperity, and countless other considerations hang in the balance with the results of the upcoming presidential elections. However, it’s not just Americans who are interested in the outcome. As Cardinal Robert Sarah said, “what happens in America has repercussions all over…

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