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  • Controversial Sterilization Device Should be Taken Off the Market
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    Controversial Sterilization Device Should be Taken Off the Market

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it has approved a boxed warning for Bayer’s controversial Essure® sterilization device. A boxed warning is the strongest warning the FDA can require for drugs and devices and is intended to alert the user to potentially serious, even deadly, side effects that can result from […]

  • In Anticipation of Thanksgiving
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    In Anticipation of Thanksgiving

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    I was talking to my Dad one Sunday evening while I stood in the backyard flipping burgers on the grill. “How was your weekend?” Dad asked. “Fine,” I said.  “We didn’t do much; the lake yesterday in the morning then cooked out some steaks in the evening.  Today it was church in the morning, then […]

  • On the Nineveh Plane, German ISIS Fighters Left Their Mark
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    On the Nineveh Plane, German ISIS Fighters Left Their Mark

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    By Maria Lozano NEW YORK—In an eerie reminder of the ISIS has had in recruiting foreign fighters, provocative graffiti in German was found on the wall of a chapel during an inspection of the small town of Batnaya, on the Nineveh Plane. The small town, just 10 miles from Mosul, was recently recaptured from ISIS. […]

  • Poem: "On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes"
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    Poem: “On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes”

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    On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes Impetuously I sprang from bed, Long before lunch was up, That I might drain the dizzy dew From the day’s first golden cup. In swift devouring ecstasy Each toil in turn was done; I had done lying on the lawn Three minutes after one. For me, […]

  • Trump’s School Choice Plan Could Impact Catholic Schools
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    Trump’s School Choice Plan Could Impact Catholic Schools

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    It’s no secret that Catholic schools have seen a continual decline in enrollment since the 1960s, and the threats to Catholic education perpetuated by the Obama administration certainly haven’t helped schools thrive. Trying to stave the flow of student attrition, Catholic schools are implementing new business and financing models, collapsing and consolidating school systems, and […]

  • The Contraception Crisis that Isn’t
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    The Contraception Crisis that Isn’t

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    The world’s most powerful family planning groups announced a “contraceptive crisis,” calling for more funding and “sounding the alarm over the unmet contraceptive needs of hundreds of millions of people.” A look at their latest report, however, shows the opposite: a glut of contraception in a world where unsatisfied demand has sharply fallen. The group, […]

  • Poem: "Poetry of St. John of the Cross"
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    Poem: “Poetry of St. John of the Cross”

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  • Iraq's Displaced Christians 'Will Go Back Home,' Once Their Safety is Assured
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    Iraq’s Displaced Christians ‘Will Go Back Home,’ Once Their Safety is Assured

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    By Maria Lozano NEW YORK—According to a leading Iraqi prelate, the country’s displaced Christians currently stranded in Kurdistan are unlikely to be able to return to their homes on the Nineveh Plane until Mosul is liberated and the region is completely pacified. In an interview with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need […]