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Planned Parenthood video has clarified how sick the abortion industry is

If you, like me, live in a large city with ethnically distinct neighborhoods, you may have noticed something that always catches my eye. Drive down the humble street where the Nicaraguans cluster, with their fabulous churrasco houses, or the one where the Cubans have their…

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Don’t remove the statue of Junipero Serra

I can’t help it. When I’m in Washington, D.C., and I walk past a monument to some brave fallen soldiers, a statue of a brave revolutionary war hero, or a momentous sepia toned document, I’m deeply moved. Like any American, I’m proud to be associated…

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Pope Francis’s Encyclical Is About Much More Than Climate Change

Yes, the pope believes there’s solid scientific consensus supporting the theory of climate change. In his new encyclical, “Laudato Si,” he covers that in a few terse paragraphs. But the encyclical is so much more than that. It’s beautiful and thought-provoking, coming at the question…

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Pope’s eco-encyclical will be more interesting than expected

“…my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day … And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! … Sister Moon and the stars … our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us …” Upon his election, Cardinal Bergoglio surprised the world by taking the…

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Assisted suicide and what it means to be truly merciful

The Holy Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis, which begins Dec. 8, comes at a time when the meaning of “mercy” in America is being twisted to mean something profoundly to the contrary. Specifically, there are some who are working hard to apply the…

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Catholic education is fighting for survival and biggest losers are Hispanics

The saga in San Francisco continues, with the self-appointed enforcers of the New Intolerance attacking Archbishop Cordileone for trying to keep the high schools in his archdiocese Catholic in more than name. They insist that the Church change its doctrines relating to marriage and the…

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The Right to Give Your Kids a Catholic Education

California is always a great state to watch, as things that happen there tend to be harbingers for the other 49. In San Francisco, we have the spectacle of an archbishop under attack from several state senators. His offense? Trying to ensure that high-school students…

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Assisted Suicide Means The End Of Medicine

My medical training took place in the public hospital of downtown Miami, in the early 1990s. Our city at that time was a drug trafficking hotbed, and our trauma center was a coveted place for army surgeons to rotate, since it gave them invaluable experience…

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Assisted suicide debate: Our laws should protect the most vulnerable among us

Our family spent days at the bedside of my beloved mother-in-law as she lay dying at Johns Hopkins hospital. She had been diagnosed with advanced bone marrow cancer four years earlier, and now her doctors told us her death was certainly imminent. She was unconscious…

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In its abortion advocacy, ACLU pretends to challenge Catholic Church

  Young women and girls who have illegally crossed the border, in many cases trafficked and abused, may soon find themselves without the tender and familiar help of the Catholic Church. The ACLU is suing the federal government, irate at the fact that Catholic charities…

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