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Celebrating Christ at Christmas

Celebrating Christ at Christmas

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we rejoice in the Lord’s birth this Christmas, it is important to remember that faith in the incarnation of Jesus Christ is an essential part of the Catholic Church’s teachings: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (Jn 1:14). Jesus came as a light into the world, to dispel the darkness and to give us new life (Jn 8:12). He gave up his life to bring salvation, love and joy to the human race.

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A new year of hope

A new year of hope

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some have suggested with the closing of the Year of Mercy, 2017 should be a Year of Hope.

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A new perspective at Christmas

A new perspective at Christmas

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

For a brief moment when we’re born, we’re the youngest person on the planet. Then, we grow older.

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Pray to the finish line

Pray to the finish line

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The last stop for this year’s tumultuous presidential election season, which for so long seemed like a remote intangible, suddenly is within our sights.

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Lori: Troubling claims in report raise stakes for religious freedom

Lori: Troubling claims in report raise stakes for religious freedom

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Oct. 7, I joined a diverse group of leaders, representing a broad spectrum of perspectives, in calling on President Barack Obama, Sen. Orrin Hatch and Speaker Paul Ryan to renounce the troubling claims put forth by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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Voting and ‘non-negotiable’ issues

Voting and ‘non-negotiable’ issues

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2002, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a “Doctrinal note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life.” The letter was signed by the congregation’s prefect, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who in 2007 became Pope Benedict XVI.

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The Culture of Life begins in our hearts, hands

The Culture of Life begins in our hearts, hands

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every October we observe Respect Life Month in dioceses throughout the United States.

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No D.C. Suicide

No D.C. Suicide

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

In early October, less than a week after September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month concluded, the District of Columbia City Council’s Committee on Health and Human Services may move forward on a bill that could legalize physician-assisted suicide in the nation’s capital.

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The heart of leadership

The heart of leadership

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

How I wish those desiring to lead our country could take to heart the message Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis gave in his address at the August J.S. Paluch vocations seminar.

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Freedom to Serve

Freedom to Serve

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights began research for its report on the “uncertain boundaries” of religious freedom in 2013, Hobby Lobby was just a craft store and Obergefell was hardly a household name.

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