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The Marriage Debate III: the nature of things

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is, arguably, the most intellectually accomplished bishop in the history of the American episcopate. Earlier this year, when the Illinois Legislature began to consider changing […]

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Young, hard-working immigrants an asset to the state and Church

St. Rose Duchesne was an immigrant to the United States. So were St. John Neumann and St. Theodore Guerin.  St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was an immigrant, too. The Church in […]

Writing off cursive? Not in Catholic schools

The writing may be on the wall for cursive. But Denver Catholic schools refuse to type up its obituary. While more of the nation’s public schools adopt standards lacking cursive […]

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Pro-Life Rising, 40 Years after Roe v. Wade

Forty years ago, on Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, one of the two worst decisions in its history. The first Court’s mega-error, the […]

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Make no mistake: civil unions a major step in radically redefining marriage

This week, the Colorado State Senate will begin hearings on this year’s civil union legislation.  The Colorado Civil Unions Act, SB 11, continues the debate Colorado undertook last summer regarding […]

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Catholic faith is all or nothing for pro-life nurse

This story continues a monthly series featuring the faith testimonies of Catholics from all walks of life. To see a video of Paula Suhr sharing her testimony, visit www.OneBillionStories.com. Paula […]

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The Marriage Debate II: what states really can’t do

In his acute analysis of the character and institutions of the United States, “Democracy in America,” Alexis de Tocqueville, a 19th-century French liberal, stressed the importance of what we call […]

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The world needs the gift of the feminine genius

I try not to pay attention to bumper stickers. It is important to drive safely and calmly. Many of the bumper stickers I see leave me frustrated and are a […]

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The Marriage Debate I: confusions about ‘equality’ and ‘discrimination’

The Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments about the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 guarantees that the debate over marriage will be […]

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Abortion will end through our holiness

I don’t usually agree with Frances Kissling. In fact, I’m certain that I never do. Kissling is a Catholic who has served as the director of a New York state […]