10 ways to welcome the children at our border (from CLINIC)

(posted by Jessica) The following is an excellent piece from CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) on ways that we can “welcome the stranger” during this challenging border situation. (CLICK HERE FOR A DOWNLOADABLE PDF) 10 WAYS TO WELCOME THE CHILDREN AT OUR BORDER This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children […]

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Use medical technology to protect human life

(by William) Several months ago, an older woman in my faith community who had been fighting a losing battle for years against her disease decided to forgo treatment. She and her family knew this decision would result in her death. Indeed, in less than a week after ending treatment, she passed away. Through the grapevine […]

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Courting Catholics: Five out of six ain’t bad

(by Shawn) The other night before going to bed, I did what I usually do: I gave Facebook a quick look to see if anyone had posted anything interesting. What caught my eye that night and compelled me to read further was an article titled, The Uncomfortable Question: Should We Have Six Catholic Justices on […]

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Kids win with school choice in North Carolina

(by Shawn) North Carolina gets it right in the area of school choice, and the kids are the winners. For Cynthia Perry, whose 8-year-old daughter, Amiyah, struggles with reading, the voucher could mean smaller class sizes and more attention. “This would probably be my only shot,” Perry said. “I’m a single parent. With the voucher, […]

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Work is more than profit, a takeaway from Hobby Lobby ruling

(by Kathryn) The Hobby Lobby victory on Monday sent a signal to Americans that the faith they practice in their houses of worship is protected in the businesses that they own and operate. The court rightly pointed out that there is no reason to think that a business’s sole purpose is to seek profits. Rather, […]

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A Victory! Hobby Lobby decision Q&A

(re-posted by Jessica) From our First Freedom Project blog… In a dramatic end to its session, the U.S. Supreme Court released two decisions this morning, including the highly-awaited Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., whose oral argument and decision were joined with Sebelius v. Conestoga Wood Specialties. The owners (Evangelical Christians and Mennonites, respectively) of […]

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Religious liberty means ‘freedom to serve’

(posted by Jessica) Jason Adkins’ recent Faith in the Public Square commentary in the Catholic Spirit… From June 21 to July 4, the Catholic Church in the United States will again observe the “Fortnight for Freedom,” dedicated to two weeks of prayer and education related to the importance of preserving religious liberty for all Americans. […]

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‘Surprising allies’ in commercial surrogacy battle

(by Jessica) During this past Legislative Session, MCC received some attention for its coalition of  “unlikely allies” in the fight against commercial surrogacy. Yet, women are not for rent, and children are not for sale is a truth that easily transcends partisan politics. And sometimes focusing on similarities rather than our differences can provide opportunities […]

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Immigration reform and driver’s licenses

(by Jason) Written in response to two questions: 1. Where can one find a bishop’s assessment that condemns the USA immigration laws, as they stand, as immoral?, and 2. Why is it “social justice” to reward people who break the laws of a country by making life easier for them, in a direct affront to the […]

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Anti-bullying measures must focus on the family

(by Elliot) Defending the then un-passed “Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act,” the Star Tribune editorial board cited two justifications: The current state statute against bullying was not strong enough, and new legislation would “set a tone, raise awareness and send an important message that bullying won’t be tolerated.” As well intentioned as this now […]

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