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Cardinal calls on President Trump to fulfill promise to end HHS mandate

“After meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office on May 4, I sat in the Rose Garden and listened as the president promised the Little Sisters of the Poor that their ‘long ordeal’ with the government’s contraceptive mandate ‘would soon be over,’” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo wrote in The Hill. “Yet here we are, nearly three […] Read More

Catholic Church Updates 6/17

The Catholic Herald offers an updated guide on what’s happening in the Catholic Church beginning with  “no Christian mission in the name of tranquility”, Pope Francis said (full text, full video). Visit Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/06/17  for more.

From the Pope: Teamwork & Fair Play

TO THE DELEGATION OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) – See more at: http://www.news.va/en/news/to-a-delegation-of-the-national-football-league-nf#sthash.YqS2Yoyy.dpuf “Our world, and especially our young people, need models, persons who show us how to bring out the best in ourselves, to use our God-given gifts and talents, and, in so doing, to point the way to a better future for […] Read More

Slaying the Dragon

In J. R. R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit, Bard the Bowman achieves the amazing feat of killing Smaug, the dragon, by shooting an arrow into the one unarmored place on the dragon’s underside.  Similarly pro-life people throughout our country have shot an arrow into Planned Parenthood’s one vulnerable spot. This spot is the revelation of the […] Read More

Strategic Anti-Essentialism: The Horrifying Return of Segregationist Ideals

By Andrew Turner https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/31/can-a-white-guy-have-dreadlocks-this-puzzling-viral-video-wades-into-the-politics-of-black-hair/ Cultural Appropriation (CA) is nothing new, and it’s found in absolutely every single culture. There are, today, no known cultures that have not had some contact outside of their own social ecosystem—and, of course, the moment one such culture is found, cultural trace contamination is guaranteed as enculturation naturally evolves into […] Read More