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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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Catholic Teaching

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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Abortion

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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Catholic Teaching

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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Abortion

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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Abortion

New Pro-Life Music Video Released in Ireland

Recently, a music video was released in Ireland showing the horrible effects of abortion. The song, “Every Time”, was written by Roger Berkeley and was done in association with an abortion recovery group called Women Hurt. Ireland is often very open about their abortion views and this music video was made to spark a conversation. […]

Sarah Kepins | October 29, 2016
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Abortion

Unborn Lives Matter

You probably have been hearing a lot lately about the Black Lives Matter movement and how Planned Parenthood has supported them. In light of recent events, they have released many statements on social networks showing their support for Black Lives Matter. Let me first make one thing clear. All Lives matter: black, white, and even […]

Sarah Kepins | September 28, 2016
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Democracy: an end or a means?

In the west, democracy has become an idol. The west teaches that democracy is the ultimate bastion of liberty. Perhaps from a political standpoint it is, or at least has the greatest potential to be. But true liberty does not come from democracy. It comes from the greatest act of love human history has ever […]

Alexandra Liebl | September 21, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

The intrinsic dignity of all human life

The government of Indonesia is seeking to execute by firing squad fourteen prisoners currently imprisoned on drug charges. Let us first then take a moment to say a prayer for their release. If we find ourselves too late, let us say a prayer for the repose of their souls, let us pray that they are […]

Alexandra Liebl | July 29, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

The Gospel is not a slogan

The Gospel is not a slogan. Cardinal Robert Sarah speaks these words during an interview, as he condemns the war on poverty as contrary to the Gospel. That’s a strong statement, right? Maybe a bit too extreme, right? But maybe it’s not. After all, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was seen as a radical […]

Alexandra Liebl | May 1, 2016
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