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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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The campaign to repeal the Hyde Amendment

The campaign to repeal the Hyde Amendment

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Hyde Amendment is 40 years old this year. It undoubtedly has saved many lives. But the Democratic Party officially wants to repeal it, against the wishes of pro-life Democrats and almost everyone else.

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Don’t mess with Mother Nature

Don’t mess with Mother Nature

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic children learn the corporal and spiritual works of mercy (seven each) about the same time they learn the seven sacraments.

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Scammed no more!

Scammed no more!

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The time I spend to write this column was supposed to have been spent with a friend whom I have not seen in years.

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Preparing for the autumn journey

Preparing for the autumn journey

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Being Catholic is a deeper and richer experience when we share in one another’s journeys.

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