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When Catholics Fight Back

SB 360, also known as Senate Bill 360, a proposal requiring priests in California to break the sacramental seal of confession, was placed on hold by its sponsor, State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), on 9 June, right before a hearing on the bill. For months before the vote, activists in California, across the nation, [...]

Meriam Ibrahim and Contemporary Liberalism

On Thursday, July 31, the United States welcomed Meriam Ibrahim, refugee from Sudan, into our country. This story, as others regarding the treatment of Christians overseas, was under-covered by the media.  However, in a sort of carefully subdued and vague way, it was celebrated by freedom loving Americans of all political loyalties. Not wanting this [...]

The Urgency of the Gospel

Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishaq is 27 years old. She is eight months pregnant. Last week, she was sentenced to be beaten and then executed in the Sudan. Her crime is marriage: Ms. Ishaq married a Christian, which violates the law of her nation because it makes her a Muslim apostate. Mariam Ishaq has never been [...]

A Note from Good St. Bernard

From time to time, as my wife and I pray the Breviary in the afternoons, we come across a petition that asks the Lord to aid us "in our work of building the earthly city." I think I know what was in the minds of those who wrote these prayers. The Church must enter fervently [...]

Would-be murderer disguised as liturgical dancer…

And you thought liturgical dancers were just harmless distractions... According to Catholic News Agency (CNA), Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako was almost assassinated during an outdoor Mass in Khartoum, Sudan, by a man who disguised himself as a liturgical dancer: The man disguised himself and joined the liturgical dancers at the crowded stage where the altar [...]

A new planet found!

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Praying for the president, as a child

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Sen. Casey’s Abortion Language Compromises Church Teaching

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

‘Tis the Silly Season

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Benedict focuses on environment in World Day of Peace speech

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

A Pro-Life Catholic Challenges Crist in Florida Senate Race

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Manhattan and the Crazy-Cozies

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Animated Oscars

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Defining trends for the Church in 2000

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Overrated/Underrated

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

Sacred Violence

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

The Wandering Medium

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

‘That is not a baby.’

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

I Still Believe, I Still Believe in Santa Claus

Last Thursday was Human Rights Day and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing to highlight abuses in China, Cuba, Sudan, Vietnam and various other countries.  Vietnam, for example, has gone "from bad to worse": "Hanoi has unleashed a torrent of repression upon courageous citizens fighting for basic rights. [...]

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