Minnesota immigrants facing deportation hope for reversal

(Originally seen in the Star Tribune) by Mila Koumpilova Jacobo Gabriel-Tomas was waiting in ­Dallas for a connecting flight back to Guatemala, convinced he had exhausted all options to avoid deportation. That’s when the Worthington father of five children born in the United States got a call from an immigration attorney urging him to return […]

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Whose Gender? Which Identity?

(Originally seen in First Things) by Carl R. Trueman The Minnesota State High School League has caused something of a media storm by adopting a new policy on transgender athletes which would allow a (biological) male or female to play in a team of the opposite (biological) gender. Aside from the predictable and largely justified […]

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Seven things I wish my pastor knew about my homosexuality

  (Originally seen in Public Discourse) by Jean Lloyd May I make two requests? Love me, but remember that you cannot be more merciful than God. It isn’t mercy to affirm same-sex acts as good. Don’t compromise truth; help me to live in harmony with it.   Over thirty years have passed since same-sex attraction […]

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Pro-life, pro-choice groups agree in pregnancy case

(Original seen in Baptist Press) by Tom Strode December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has the uncommon opportunity to please both pro-life and pro-choice advocates at the same time. The justices struggled with the meaning of a federal law barring discrimination against pregnant workers during oral arguments Dec. 3 in a […]

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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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