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Why Relationships are Important

The battleground of culture isn’t university. It isn’t political debates or marches against any institution. The battleground of culture is in relationships. The more I think about it, the more I realize that people don’t change their minds overnight. Rarely do people change through debate or argumentation. We learn information from those we appreciate and […]

Jordan Mabe | November 20, 2018
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Is the Pope political?

Pope Francis.  It seems everyone has an opinion about him.  Both sides of the political spectrum claim him.  He has shown concern for the environment and exhorted countries to welcome the poor and the immigrants; therefore, he must be liberal.  He teaches about the inviolable dignity of life from conception to natural death and the […]

Jean-Marie Bralley | September 26, 2015
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Catholic Teaching

Memorial Day: A Reflection

Here in America, we recently celebrated Memorial Day.  It is a day intended for reflection and for gratitude to and for those men and women who courageously sacrificed their lives for our freedoms during their service in the armed forces. This holiday has also come to mark the unofficial start of the summer season with […]

Jean-Marie Bralley | June 2, 2015
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Abortion

Idaho Is Not A Defeat For Pro-lifers: Here’s Why.

On May 13, 2015 the House of Representatives passed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy right up until birth. For pro-life supporters, this was a big step in the right direction towards helping to protect vulnerable and voiceless unborn babies.   Congressman Sean Duffy implored for this protection during the debate, which preceded […]

Catherine Birri | June 1, 2015
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Demography

The Great American Woman

Who is she? Why is she great? There are people who think they know the answer or at least they have a few options, fifteen to be exact. There is a small campaign trying to garner support to put a woman on a $20 dollar bill by 2020. The initiators named the campaign “Women on […]

Catherine Birri | April 1, 2015
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American Power And Responsibility

A lot of big things have been happening recently. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died two weeks ago. ISIS killed a Jordanian hostage, Jordan is on the offensive in retaliation, and ISIS is claiming that a Jordanian airstrike is responsible for the death of an American hostage. Israeli-American relations are strained, again. As all […]

Eileen Wittig | February 10, 2015
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Abortion

Remembering the Innocent

Since the legalizing of abortion, an estimated 57,762,169 babies never got a chance to take their first breathe or see the clear blue sky. They never got a chance to experience life because life was taken from them. January 22nd marked the 42nd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, a decision in history that has allowed […]

Catherine Birri | January 30, 2015
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Human Rights

A Call To Cautious Arms

ISIS is everywhere now. Front-page articles of newspapers, breaking stories on televised news, constant tweets, trending stories on Facebook, videos on YouTube, conversations on the street. Everyone is thinking about it. Everyone is talking about the latest threats and the latest efforts to stop them. And everyone is asking the same question: how are we […]

Eileen Wittig | October 1, 2014
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