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The persecution of Christians continues, but where is the outcry?

Persecution should not surprise of us; Jesus warned us this would happen to His followers.  For Christians in America, persecution has been increasing in recent years (and picked up speed during the Obama administration), but compared to what is happening to our brothers and sisters in the Middle East, it is still small. 1,631 more words

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Why is the American Catholic Church opposing Trump's immigration policies?

It’s old news that many individual Bishops and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have leveled criticism towards Trump’s attempts to temporarily stop immigration, to assess and reform the process – basically every iota of his immigration stance.   836 more words

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Child Abuse Prevention Month - Progress in the Church

It is good to pause and reflect on a specific cause or issue from time to time.  It gives us the opportunity to raise awareness, to educate, to take action, and to move towards achieving a goal. 619 more words


What Is the Church Doing about Sexual Abuse?

Mary Jane Doerr
Director, Office of Protection for Children and Youth
Archdiocese of Chicago

After a brutal wake-up call in 2002, the bishops of the United States formalized the response to allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy. 819 more words


The USCCB does not know who wrote the Gospel of Matthew? Let's tell them.

March 25, 2017 (Steven O’Reilly) – Many faithful lay Catholics, I suspect, look at the conclusions that Catholic scripture scholars and theologians have come to in their studies over the last 50 plus years and have come to a conclusion of their own: theology is too important to be left to the theologians. 3,488 more words

Undermining the First Amendment in the Name of "Health Care"

Short memories make for bad public policy. I can’t help but reflect on that.

As I write this, Congress is about to take a vote on doing something-or-another with Obamacare: repeal, replace, whatever. 1,498 more words


The cross at the border belongs to the King

TIJUANA, MEXICO – MARCH 19, 2017: Tijuana’s Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barron prays for migrants at the US-Mexico border fence.

Before he formally took the mantle of Archbishop, … 306 more words

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