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Teaching Creationism Alongside Evolution in Public Schools: Unavoidable or Unconstitutional?


This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal of an Ohio school teacher who was fired for promoting creationist theory. The ruling gave new life to an ongoing argument over whether or not creationism should be taught in public schools. 493 more words

Duquesne University


“Give me the grace

to do as you command,

and command me

to do what you will.”

Saint Augustine

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The Gift of the Magi

Way back when, three guys from the East brought the very best gifts they had to offer and presented them to the Newborn King; they were very wise indeed. 100 more words


The day thou gavest Lord is ended

St Clement, in 98. 98. meter, is a popular tune to John Ellerton’s hymn The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended. The tune is generally credited to the Rev. 377 more words


The Synod on the Family and the Developing World

Not long after his election, the new Pope explained why he had taken the name “Francis”: “Ah, how I would like a church,” he said, “that is poor and is for the poor.” It was refreshing: the Pope was going to change the basic terms of the conversation between the Church and the world. 1,289 more words


Faking Faith to Hold On to Heritage

Do parents fake faith out of a feeling of obligation to pass it down to their children? My parents are visiting: my agnostic, but Catholic-raised dad and my Catholic mom who doesn’t practice/ go to mass. 519 more words

Family Life

Professions and Vocations

There are professions and there are vocations. A profession, from the Latin profiteor, “to profess, declare,” is an occupation we ourselves choose, whereby we constructively use whatever talents God has given us to earn an honest living and to responsibly contribute to the common good. 127 more words