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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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Evil Incarnate

This past week, we have witnessed things not seen in such scale since the horrors of World War II, a genocide so tremendous, it was described by New York Times writer Peter Baker, quoting Ambassador Ryan Crocker, as “This is evil incarnate.”

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‘N’ for Nazarene

The power of social media, like Facebook and Twitter, for social awareness is being recognized with an Internet campaign urging people to change their profile picture to the Arabic letter “n.

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Stop the Madness

We commemorate this week as the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the “War to end all wars,” “The Great Conflict” which was World War I. We find ourselves more or less in a similar place to the status of the planet in 1914 – a world divided by hatred and conflict.

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The Threat Remains

The June 30 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores ruled that the Administration’s contraceptive mandate as applied to closely held for-profit corporations was a violation of the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

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Steady Hand on Reform

On Wednesday, July 9, the economic reform of the Vatican planned by Pope Francis was delineated at a press conference held in English by Cardinal George Pell, the newly appointed prefect of Secretariat for the Economy.

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Good Day for Freedom

This week’s Supreme Court decision allowing people of conscience to opt out of paying for abortifacients as required by the Affordable Health Care Act was a victory for America. It assures us all that the religious liberty protected by the U.S. Constitution will be recognized and enforced.

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Free to Believe

Religious freedom is not just about devotions and practices. Real religious liberty includes the freedom to live according to the values taught by one’s faith, Pope Francis reminded us this past week.

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Another Fortnight

The U.S. bishops have again called for a Fortnight of Freedom to raise awareness of the threats to religious freedom in our nation. The Fortnight will be celebrated nationwide from June 21 to July 4, culminating with a liturgy celebrated at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The bishops are particularly concerned […]

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Get It Done, Gov!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. That’s our motto when it comes to trying to achieve justice for parents who send their children to private and parochial schools. The struggle has gone on for decades and we are so close to achieving a significant victory.

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