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Obamacare’s Collision With Religious Liberty

The original United States Constitution and Bill of Rights included two basic principles which the Founding Fathers believed were essential to the preservation of liberty for the new nation: constraint of centralized power and assurance of religious liberty for all citizens. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), both in its content and in […]

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The Infinite Power Of God’s Love

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#409) declares: “The whole of man’s history has been the story of our combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day.” Mankind lives in a constant struggle with evils such as sin, sorrow, suffering, pain, […]

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Jesus’ Promise Of Final Victory

Once there was a funeral for a man named Glenn—a recovered alcoholic. A passage from 2 Timothy (4:6-8, 17-18) was read at his funeral, and it seemed very appropriate because of the words, “I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Those who knew Glenn also smiled at St. Paul’s words, “I am […]

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Do You Dare?

A compelling video (even if the source of the video isn’t that great).

Are We Yoked With Christ?

Most people that we know are carrying heavy burdens these days. Anxieties and fears burden us all, fears about our economy, the cost of food and fuel, their home values and mortgages, what’s happening to our children, terrorism, our national debt, and so on. The list seems both overwhelming and endless. People are trying to […]

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The Weekly Francis – Volume 64 – 29 June 2014

This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 7 to 29 June 2014. The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s The Weekly Francis. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly Benedict” and […]

Saints Peter and Paul: They Couldn’t Even Tweet

If only St. Peter was on Facebook! He would have had a whole bunch of friends. People from all over the world could have seen pictures of him entering Rome, standing in the forum, waving from a seat in the Colosseum, eating gelato at the chariot races. People in China could have read his sermons. […]

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A Great Mystery

On the second Sunday following Pentecost, we are invited to reflect on the great mystery of the Eucharist in which we are able to physically partake of God. Jesus Christ becomes one with us under the form of consecrated bread and wine. In eating and drinking the Body and Blood of Christ, we become unified […]

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Refusing To Listen Can Be Costly

When little children don’t want to hear what they are being told, they put their hands over their ears and repeat, “I’m not listening” to further drown out the unwanted message. Such behavior is not very charming in children and much less so in adults, particularly in people who hold important positions. Recently I was […]

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Does Unity Require Uniformity?

This is a very unusual Mass. Normally we would be celebrating a Sunday Mass derived from this year’s cycle of Gospel readings taken from St. Matthew’s Gospel. Today, however, the Church puts Sts. Peter & Paul before our eyes, more specifically the relationship between them. In our ordinary days, what can we say about them […]

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