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Incoherently Pro-Choice (Part 2)

In the first part of this article I explained some of the logical inconsistencies with the statement “I am politically pro-choice but religiously pro-life”. Now I want to shift attention to some of the theological problems with this statement from a Christian perspective.   Theology of the Soul.   Tune goes on to explain, “As […]

Jordan Mabe | May 3, 2019
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Incoherently Pro-Choice (Part 1)

An article recently popped up on my Facebook feed that caused me to reexamine my own biases. Someone who goes to the same school I attend posted an article titled “You Can Be Pro-Choice Politically And Be A Pro-Life Advocate In Your Community”. While in theory I was aware that people who are religious are […]

Jordan Mabe | May 1, 2019
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Catholic Teaching

United in Christ

Every year for Easter, my school sends a group of students to Washington, D.C. for an Easter sunrise service at the Lincoln Memorial. Every year we leave late Saturday night, arrive at the Memorial and stay up all night setting up chairs and equipment for the service at 6:30. Its absolutely exhausting but also one […]

Jordan Mabe | April 25, 2019
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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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Not Alone

I met a lot of powerful people today. I met actors, ambassadors, diplomats and authors. Many of the people who come together to try and change the world for the better. And almost all of these amazing people came from incredibly difficult situations in which they chose to be better. They made the decision to […]

Jordan Mabe | March 20, 2019
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Defending the Faith

Confronting the Reality of Sexual Assault in the Church, Part 1

Scandals regarding sexual abuse in various religious denominations have dominated much of the news cycle in 2018. Catholic and Protestant churches have both been put under scrutiny for sexual misconduct, and many allegations directed against church leaders have surfaced in the past year. Victims of abuse are coming forward to share their stories, and hundreds […]

Sarah Jackson | December 28, 2018
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Pope Francis’ Easter Homily: A Reminder that Jesus has Risen

This past Easter Sunday, in the company of 80,000 others, I completed my lifelong dream of attending Easter Sunday Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, celebrated by Pope Francis. After braving a seemingly interminable security line, I had finally made it. The mass was more beautiful than I had ever expected; people from all around the […]

Natasha Tax | May 2, 2017
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Adoption: The Least Expensive Option

One of the many reasons women will chose to have an abortion is because they believe that they have no other option. However, there is always a choice. If, for whatever reason, the woman is unable to care for her child, the loving choice is to put the baby up for adoption. This allows another […]

Sarah Kepins | March 4, 2017
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Finding Your Own Happiness or the Sin of Pride?

Six years ago in Toronto, Canada, a forty six year old man formally known as Paul Wolscht, decided to leave his wife of twenty three years and seven children to become a six year old little girl and live with a new family. Paul, now Stefonkee Wolscht, is living with a new family and has […]

Sarah Kepins | December 28, 2016
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Pro-Life Rapper

There are pro-life celebrities who are not afraid to speak their mind and when they do they often get overlooked or criticized. Recently, African American pro-life rapper Nick Cannon shared his views on Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood. “Hillary was, think about all of the things they did with Planned Parenthood and all of that […]

Sarah Kepins | November 25, 2016
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