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Affirmative Orthodoxy

The past two weeks have been a rollercoaster ride, to say the least, at the Vatican, from the midpoint Relatio of the Synod, where media outfits (and dare we say it, even people in Rome) were questioning what exactly the report was saying (and implying) about some controversial issues, to interviews (officially made or not) from cardinals.

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Pro-Life Sci-Fi

Every so often, television can surprise you. Last Saturday’s episode of the long-running British science-fiction series, Doctor Who, broadcast on BBC America, went far beyond just the usual time travel and outer spaces themes that the 51-year old series normally covered. This episode, entitled “Kill the Moon,” was one of the most pro-life hours ever broadcast on television.

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Saints in the Family

Last Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated the opening Mass for the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the topic of the family. Before the liturgy began, the Holy Father stopped and did something extraordinary – he venerated the relics of a family of saints.

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And So It Begins…

The reaction of the majority of the press demonstrates once again the lack of understanding of the nature of the sacrament of marriage in the Catholic Church.

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Leading the Way to Healing

This past week, Pope Francis made great strides in his effort to establish a Vatican office that will deal exclusively with clerical sexual abuse.

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Never Forget!

There are days that will be remembered, detail for detail, in our minds. And for many of us, Sept. 11, 2001 is undoubtedly one of those days. We, as a nation and as a world, saw the worst in humanity.

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Reason for Our Schools

Christ is the reason for our schools. The ultimate lesson that we want our students to know comes from Jesus.

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The Day After

Perhaps it’s time for Vladimir Putin to watch this film “The Day After” and come to his senses about Russia’s involvement in Ukraine.

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Making People Aware

This week, we as a world community witnessed an act of pure, unadulterated evil in the beheading of journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State (IS).

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Something Had to Be Done

At the Papal Angelus on Sunday, Aug. 10, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, said of the situation in Iraq: “The news coming from Iraq leaves us incredulous and appalled,” and “All this seriously offends God and seriously offends humanity…You cannot bring hatred in the name of God. You cannot make war in the name of God!”

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