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Watchdog Report Sets Record Straight: ObamaCare Subsidizes Abortion on Demand

By Joan Frawley Desmond | Late yesterday, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that documents taxpayer funding of elective abortion through state plans authorized under the Affordable Care Act. You can re…

What Are You Doing for Catechism This Year?

By Simcha Fisher | The first few weeks of school are accomplished. We’ve picked up most of the important pieces of our shattered psyches, and are looking around for ways to move forward, rather than just survive. Top of the list: what to do about…

‘Love Is Our Mission — the Family Fully Alive’

By ALAN HOLDREN and KEVIN JONES/CNA/EWTN NEWS | ROME — The preparatory catechesis document for the 2015 World Meeting of Families is a “wonderful” work that addresses Catholic family issues from a global context, Archbishop Charles C…

No Scandal Here: The 20 Couples Married by Pope Francis Were Legit

By CNA/EWTN NEWS | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ witnessing of marriages between Catholics who cohabited or who have had annulments is not a change, but is part of the Church’s effort to bring people to Jesus Christ, said two authorit…

Susan B. Anthony List Wins Challenge to Ohio’s ‘False Statement’ Law

By JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND | WASHINGTON — On Sept. 11, after an expensive and time-consuming legal battle, the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life advocacy group, learned it had won its lawsuit against an Ohio law that barred &ldqu…

The Dixie Trintiy, Christian Parents Recount Horror after ISIS Kidnap Their Toddler and More. . .

By TITO EDWARDS | The Dixie Trinity? by Thomas L. McDonald of God and the Machine – BigPulpit.com

Christian Parents Recount Horror after ISIS Kidnap Their Toddler – Simon Caldwell, The Catholic Herald

Free Will & the Little Way &ndas…

Don’t Forget Our Lady of Sorrows Until Next Year

By Joseph Pronechen | Every Sept. 15, we honor our Blessed Mother on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Honoring our Blessed Mother in this devotion began in the 13th century.

In some following centuries, it was celebrated twice a year, under…

A Dangerous Spin: Some Docs Downplay Study Linking Pill to Breast Cancer

By SUE ELLEN BROWDER | The World Heart Federation reports that physical inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%, and the American Heart Association found moderately overweight women in one study had a 50% increased risk of…

Ted Cruz, Beltway Politics and Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

By Joan Frawley Desmond | It’s been almost a week since Ted Cruz was booed off the stage at a Washington, D.C. dinner that was organized to raise awareness about the desperate  plight of Christians in the Middle East.

Cruz had been invited to give…

President’s Plan for Islamic State Holds Promise for Mideast Minorities

By PETER JESSERER SMITH | WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat an Islamist terror army known as the Islamic State has drawn optimism from Middle Eastern Christians as much-needed first steps to save their people and oth…

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