Category: Society & Common Good

We Must Obey God Rather Than Men
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We Must Obey God Rather Than Men

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At the time that I am writing these words 200 Canadians have been euthanized under Canada’s new assisted suicide law. The medical killings begin to mount. One might think the battle to save suicidal sick and disabled people is lost. One Catholic bioethicist stated this defeatism. A May 1st 2016 article appeared in the Catholic […]

Celebrating the Bloodlust
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Celebrating the Bloodlust

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When the United States Supreme Court handed down its pro-abortion ruling on June 27 of this year, pro-death groups across the land celebrated. The Court basically struck down two provisions in a Texas law because, in its words, the pro-life restrictions created an “undue burden on abortion access.” Thus the macabre champagne toasts and the […]

New Report Shows Which Countries are Best for the Family
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New Report Shows Which Countries are Best for the Family

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A new report demonstrates to policy makers which countries are best at helping traditional families and which are failing. The UN acknowledges the traditional family structure of a married mother and father raising their children as the “natural and fundamental group unit of society.”  A growing body of social science research affirms that individuals thrive […]

Murder - Chalk Outline
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Murder, USA: Is It Really As Bad As We Think?

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Murder rates have fallen dramatically.

Iraq: ISIS Abandons a Town, Destruction Remains
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Iraq: ISIS Abandons a Town, Destruction Remains

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By Mark Riedemann TELSKUF, IRAQ (July 5, 2016)—It is the silence that you notice first. Not just a lack of noise but an absence of sounds. Even the birds have left. I am in Telskuf, Iraq, about 20 miles north of the Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold of Mosul and a mile and-a-half from the front […]

Today’s Betrayal of Women by the Female Block on SCOTUS
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Today’s Betrayal of Women by the Female Block on SCOTUS

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If ever there were a law that so embodied the original argument in favor of abortion, it was the Texas law struck down today by the U.S. Supreme Court. If ever there were a mockery of all that the early proponents of abortion held dear, it was made by the united votes of the three […]

Fight for the Right - Churchill
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Fight for the Right

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He would know.

Obama State Department Offers Funding to Trans Pressure Groups Overseas
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Obama State Department Offers Funding to Trans Pressure Groups Overseas

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The Obama State Department is putting enormous pressure on traditional countries to regularize, promote, and protect what many consider to be disordered, even psychotic behavior, specifically related to those who think they are the wrong sex. The Global Equity Fund, founded in 2011 by the US State Department, is inviting applications for groups that want […]

The Unexpected Snake
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The Unexpected Snake

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The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.

Extreme Christianity
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Extreme Christianity

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I fancy myself a Christian. I was baptized Catholic and have practiced the faith over fifty years. I’m convinced I will need a lifetime of practice to make any noteworthy progress. My love for the Lord is deep. Teaching, writing, and talking about God, His love for humanity, and the necessity to be authentic witnesses, […]

SCOTUS Ruling on HHS Mandate Impacts Catholic Colleges
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SCOTUS Ruling on HHS Mandate Impacts Catholic Colleges

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The legal battle will continue for Catholic colleges and other religious nonprofits and institutions challenging the Obama administration’s contraception mandate following a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to send the issue back to lower courts. “We are nearing what seems to be a very happy ending to a terrible chapter in America’s […]

Little Sisters of the Poor Win at Supreme Court
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Little Sisters of the Poor Win at Supreme Court

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously protected the Little Sisters of the Poor from draconian government fines and recognized that the government does not need the Little Sisters to provide services such as the week after pill. The Court also noted the government finally admitted it could indeed meet its goals without involving the Little […]

Civil War and the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Civil War and the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Superhero movie fatigue is a strange phenomenon for older millennials. I grew up in a time when live action superhero films were rare and mostly subpar. The 1970’s Hulk was a bodybuilder in green paint. The 1980’s Punisher was played by Dolph Lundren, minus the iconic skull symbol. The 1990’s Captain America had rubber ears.   […]

USS Cole, Towed October 29, 2000.
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The Betrayal of the USS Cole

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Betrayed too many times to count.

Nigerian Bishops Ask Their President for Action on Christians' Rights
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Nigerian Bishops Ask Their President for Action on Christians’ Rights

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Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have in no uncertain terms asked their new president to enact and enforce policies that—in accordance with the country’s constitution—would guarantee fair treatment of Christians in the north of the country where they are often relegated to second-class status. Meeting May 2, 2016 with President Muhammadu Buhari, the bishops’ demands—voiced in a […]

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Chaos and LGBT
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Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy: Chaos and LGBT

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As President Obama nears the end of his term his foreign policy remains indecipherable even to experts. His reticence in foreign affairs – even in cases of genocide – is legendary, except for one matter. A coordinated game plan on one key issue emerges through officials’ speeches, obscure overseas funding, even “buttonholing” diplomats in UN […]

Bored With the Culture Wars?
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Bored With the Culture Wars?

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If you’re bored with the culture wars, you are not alone. I often feel like Bill Murray’s character in Goundhog Day. Instead of having I Got You Babe seared into my brain on a daily basis, I wake up every morning to news of another skirmish in the culture wars. I read on Facebook that […]

Witnesses Tell UN of Genocide of Christians in Middle East
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Witnesses Tell UN of Genocide of Christians in Middle East

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Held by terrorist captors, an Iraqi woman named Khalia resisted their demands that she abandon her Christian faith.  Her story was told at the UN this week, along with other accounts of atrocities suffered by Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State, or ISIS. According to experts, […]

Dominican - Black Friar
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Western Civ in the Crosshairs

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Students are enmeshed with a secular worldview.

The Big Deal With Bathroom Laws
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The Big Deal With Bathroom Laws

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About ten years ago Regina and I were going through a stretch of pretty rough road together, and all the hidden fault lines in our marriage were exposed. My best friend who had been one of the priests on the altar at our wedding heard my confession one day and said, “Gerry, for your penance, […]

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The Fallacy of Focusing on Islamic Radicalization

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Islam is the unique cause of Islamic terrorism.

Putin Sends a Message to Obama
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Putin Sends a Message to Obama

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Weakness begs for bullying.

What’s the Deal with a $15 Minimum Wage?
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What’s the Deal with a $15 Minimum Wage?

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More money, fewer jobs.

In the City of the Decadents
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In the City of the Decadents

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Civilizations: Barbaric, Vigorous, Decadent.

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