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Religious Freedom

Old Glory

June 14th is Flag Day. When Americans are supposed to have a solemn reverence for the colors of our nation. In a day where some people resort to burning or stomping on Old Glory for the sake of protest, I think the story of the flag and what it means is more important than ever. […]

Jordan Mabe | June 14, 2019
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Christianity

OPINION: On Religious Persecution and Tolerance

This Easter has been a bittersweet one. The all-night vigil I participated in at my parish was powerful – through the words, songs, and testimonies given, I truly saw Christ as victorious over death. There was a collective joy – a shared gratitude – at having experienced light in darkness, meaning in our own individual […]

Paloma Castillo | April 22, 2019
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Abortion

CSW Wrap-Up

Today was the last day of the Conference on the Status of Women here at the UN. And looking back, I think a lot of great discussion was had. People are largely united in the values that we hold. Whether you find yourself more to the political left or political right, there are a few […]

Jordan Mabe | March 23, 2019
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Christianity

OPINION: On the Issues of Methodists

The United Methodist Church has voted to keep it’s ban on lesbian and gay clergy. A decision that was narrowly passed with 53% in favor and 47% against. Despite the majority of the American church pushing to openly allow for any LGBTQ+ members, many of the church members worldwide have chosen to maintain the Methodist […]

Jordan Mabe | February 28, 2019
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Catholic Teaching

El llamado a la santidad a través de la entrega generosa del político.

Es solo a través de una verdadera vocación de servicio en la que se puede comprender el sentido primero de la vocación política. Partiendo de que el amor es el motor de nuestra vida como cristianos, el servicio al prójimo es la exhortación de Dios Padre de cómo se manifiesta en nosotros para volvernos instrumento […]

Valdes Rodriguez María José | November 12, 2018
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Abortion

NIFLA Vs Becerra – a big win for women in United States

“The answer to a crisis pregnancy is to eliminate the crisis and not the child.”  Jeannie W French Founder, National Women’s Coalition for Life This is the philosophy behind Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs): They exist to solve problems, and solve it in the right way. They do not corner women to make the horrible decision […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | June 29, 2018
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Christianity

In a time of deep political divide, what breaks all of the barriers of controversy? Faith. Thanks for the reminder Chris Pratt.

The MTV awards bring a lot of news headlines, but never ones I wanted to hear about until Chris Pratt took the stage this year to receive his Generation Award and gave a speech that rocked the pop-culture norms [1]. Pratt delivered a thank your speech he entitled “Nine rules from Chris Pratt” in which […]

Abigail Hoisington | June 28, 2018
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Religious Freedom

Masterpiece Cake Shop Case: Perspective

This week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of American rights, specifically Jack Phillips rights as the owner of Masterpiece cakeshop. This case arose when a same-sex couple asked Phillips to make a cake for their wedding. Phillips refused to make them a wedding cake because it was against his religion to support a same […]

Abigail Hoisington | June 7, 2018
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Religious Freedom

Religious Liberty vs. Civil Rights: Is There a Victor?

An article featured on The Mercury News explains the U.S. Democrats’ efforts to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in order to provide more protection and anti-discrimination efforts for gay, lesbian, and transgender people. The act they propose, called the Do Not Harm Act, will change the RFRA act so that religious freedom rights will […]

Kiersten Lynch | May 24, 2018
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