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Ryan Anderson: Evangelizing for Religious Liberty

Last edited 21st April 2016

“We’ve got a culture that’s got marriage wrong,” Anderson began. “And we’ve got a legal culture that’s got it wrong, starting with no-fault divorce.” No-fault divorce, Anderson argued, made marriage all about the couple itself and their feelings, rather than about children, as marriage had always been. Legalized abortion followed, and now, as of last year, legalized same-sex marriage.


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Expedition Takes Pope's Encyclical to the North Pole to Alert Society on Climate Change

Last edited 18th April 2016

These nine Argentine adventurers, who are mostly military personal, are set to make a symbolic feat: they will bring the Pope's encyclical, 'Laudato Si' to a particularly devastated geographical point in the world with an urgent need for attention: The North Pole.


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Facebook Accused of Gagging Same-Sex Debate

Last edited 18th April 2016

Facebook has been accused of censoring views that differ from its own social agenda after it ­deleted a post by a Sydney man who suggested same-sex marriage ­advocates should accept some of the blame for making gay people feel marginalised. John Dickson, who runs the Centre for Public Christianity, posted the opinion to his 10,000 friends and followers on Saturday morning, calling for a more ­respectful conversation on the divisive issue.


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Mark Hart on Jesus Christ's Passion and Death

Last edited 29th March 2016

When you make the sign of the cross before a prayer multiple times or in the course of the Mass it is easy to forget all that is behind it. Jesus would never forget, I'm calling us not to forget the beauty, the love and the sacrifice of His Passion.

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Let Them Serve: Hundreds Outside Court Back Little Sisters

Last edited 23rd March 2016

Hundreds of people - many of them women - joined religious sisters outside of the Supreme Court on Wednesday chanting "Let them Serve! Let them Serve!"


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1.5 Million-Piece Mosaic Unveiled at Knock

Last edited 2nd March 2016

The mosaic depicts the apparition of the Virgin Mary to 15 witnesses in 1979 A vast mosaic containing more than 1.5 million pieces has been unveiled at the shrine of Knock in Ireland. The mosaic, illustrated by the Irish artist PJ Lynch, depicts the apparition of the Virgin Mary to 15 witnesses in 1879.


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China Pastor who Resisted Cross Removals Jailed for Corruption

Last edited 29th February 2016

A Christian pastor in China who refused to remove a cross from his church's roof has been jailed for 14 years for corruption and inciting people to disturb social order, reports say.


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Fast, Give, Pray… Repeat: A Wallpaper for Lent

Last edited 22nd February 2016

Lent is one of my favorite liturgical seasons. I used to think that Lent was just a really sad time where we have to say “no” to everything. It was just a time of sacrifice for the sake of sacrifice. I’ve come to realize that it’s a lot more than that. It’s an opportunity to say “yes,” or “fiat” as our Blessed Mother puts it, to the will of God and the love of Christ. So every year, I remind myself that when we fast, give, and pray, it’s not about just me saying “no” to the world, but “yes” to Christ.

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Pope to Consecrated People: Be Selective With New Vocations

Last edited 2nd February 2016

The Pope met with about five-thousand consecrated and religious persons, who are in Rome for the end of the Year of Consecrated Life. As he does on many occasions, Pope Francis decided to improvise at the last moment.

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Good confessors are like thorough doctors. By treating sins firmly they save lives

Last edited 20th January 2016

At the dawn of 2016, a mere two weeks ago, I made a list of resolutions-to-combat-sin that I’ve been struggling to keep. To be fair, I’ve kept off the gin. I have gone from enjoying a regular G&T with my friends to having one as a special treat. But I’ve not quite cut out rudely interrupting others in company or my other peccadilloes. So I’m faced with going back to Confession and asking the Lord to forgive the same sins that I had made a firm resolution not to do again. And with God’s grace I’ll grow out of them and overcome my bad tendencies in time. It comforts me that we have different sets of temptations and different sins at different stages in our lives.

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