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RealClearReligion: The Catholic Church Needs an Innocence Project

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Australia’s Cardinal Pell has been sentenced to six years for child sex abuse, but the evidence against Pell is far from convincing. Something needs to be done. The Innocence Project is a program that has exonerated over 300 people wrongly convicted of serious crimes…

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Catholic Herald: Anti-Natalism is So Last Century

By Maureen Ferguson Ever since the Garden of Eden, we have been told to be fruitful and multiply. Affirmation of this commandment is now coming from the strangest places. The quirky futurist Elon Musk recently issued a dire warning. “Most people think we have too…

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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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Examiner: Women who want information on abortion-pill reversal should have a right to it

By Grazie Pozo Christie A growing number of states are enacting laws requiring doctors who perform pharmaceutical abortions to inform the mothers that it may be possible to halt the abortion if they change their minds. Now, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the American…

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