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Defend Marriage and Religious Liberty from “Invasive Public Policies”

VATICAN CITY — In the lead-up to his first visit to the United States next month for the 8th World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, September 22-27, Pope Francis has sent a powerful message to American Catholics and all US citizens, urging them to defend traditional marriage and the freedoms on which their nation was […]

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Pope Francis to visit White House Sept. 23

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2015 / 09:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. officials have confirmed that Pope Francis will make a stop at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama on Sept. 23, during his trip to the United States for the World Meeting of Families. “The President and the First Lady will welcome […]

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Pope Francis Evaluating A Visit To The U.S-Mexico Border Area

FOX News Latino: Pope Francis is seriously considering visiting the U.S.-Mexico border, which in the last months has become a corridor for thousands of unaccompanied children coming all the way from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and also Mexico. The pontiff has expressed concern for the critical situation of some 47,000 children who remain in the […]

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“Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance makes a difference

As we approach Flag Day, Tuesday, there are those in our nation who would have “under God” removed from our pledge of allegiance. True, it was added to the original pledge. For good reason. It might be helpful to reflect on a speech given in February 1954, which reportedly was instrumental in motivating President Dwight […]

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Washington’s “Earnest Prayer”

. . . I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for […]

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‘I’m spiritual but not religious’ is a cop-out

The increasingly common refrain that “I’m spiritual, but not religious,” represents some of the most retrogressive aspects of contemporary society. The spiritual but not religious “movement” – an inappropriate term as that would suggest some collective, organizational aspect – highlights the implosion of belief that has struck at the heart of Western society. Spiritual but […]

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Incredibly Venomous Atmosphere Sparks Call for Return to Prayer and Scripture

The other day the Republican candidate for vice-president of the U.S. understandably and accurately observed that it is the most partisan atmosphere he’s “ever seen.” It is also the most rancorous. Fully nasty and sometimes profane and vicious e-mails twit about. Protesters spit at rallying politicos. Verbal abuse rides the airwaves. There are false accusations […]

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New book asks: Is US a ‘nation of heretics?’

New York City, N.Y., May 1, 2012 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Are Americans actually trading in faith for a more secular outlook? Or is the country’s religious center merely shifting – toward a array of sects, visionaries, charismatic leaders and unorthodox doctrines? In his new book “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics” […]

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Secularism in America: Growing American movement raises concerns

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Arianne Gasser of Canton, Ohio, is proud to call herself a graduate student at a prestigious Catholic university, and she also is proud to call herself an atheist. The pride she has in her atheist status is part of what inspired her to travel from the Philadelphia area, where she is enrolled […]

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Pope warns of ‘grave threat’ to religious freedom in US

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2012 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI warned today of a “grave threat” to religious liberty in the United States that requires American Catholics to respond with intelligence and courage. “It is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to […]

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