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What Does the Catholic Church Teach About Immigration?

It is being reported that 7,000 immigrants are walking to the United States’ southern border just in time for a contentious midterm election. Some carry flags from their home countries. Some sing national anthems from their home countries. Their chants include “Si se pudo!” (“Yes, we could [can]!”) What does the Catholic Church teach ...

10 28 2018

Make Bishops Fathers Again

By now there is likely not a man unaware of the news about the sins and cover-ups committed by the clergy and, perhaps more startlingly, the episcopate.  And, we’ve learned that this scandal not only reaches the top of the hierarchy of the Church, but the root might even be up there. And let's not just call this news “sad” or “scandaliz...

09 25 2018

Catholics and Fridays. What Happened?

Should we abstain from meat on Fridays? The short answer is – yes. The longer answer is – you need to practice penance on Friday and can substitute something in place of abstaining from meat. Here’s the problem. The longer answer has practically destroyed the Friday penance in the United States. Many countries still practice mandatory abst...

06 21 2017

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