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The Non-Neutrality of the Secular State

July 26, 2012 Benjamin Wiker 0

As the bishops make clear in their statement on religious liberty “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” the HHS mandate declaring that Catholic institutions must provide contraception and abortifacients in their insurance coverage is only one […]

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Submerged in the Ocean

June 21, 2012 David Paul Deavel 0

“I think more should be written about conversion within the Church. It is a more difficult subject than conversion without.”    — Flannery O’Connor By the time I was received into the Catholic Church 15 years […]

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Catholics and Capital Punishment

March 20, 2012 Carl E. Olson 0

The topic of capital punishment has become, in recent decades, a contentious and increasingly confusing one among Catholics. Some Catholics insist the Church has finally—and authoritatively—renounced the death penalty. Some argue further that the death […]

God’s Ecumenical Co-Pilot
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God’s Ecumenical Co-Pilot

January 16, 2012 Michael J. Miller 0

During a lecture in Rome on December 15, 2011, the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity likened ecumenical dialogue to air travel: the Holy Spirit is the pilot, and you hope and […]