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How the Catholic Church is Fighting Loan Sharks in Texas

Texas laws currently permit payday lenders to exploit the poor through interest rates and fees that can amount to five times the amount of the original loan or more, according to the Texas Catholic Conference.

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African Bishops Pull No Punches Striking Back at ‘Ideological Colonization’

The need to confront the West’s imposition of its values over Africa’s traditional family values is one of the themes the African bishops bring to the Synod on the Family.

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Archbishops Chaput and Kurtz Named Relators of Synod Small Groups

Recapping the third day of discussions at the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family.

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Religious Leaders, Scholars Ask Obama to Declare ISIS Violence a Genocide

The letter to the president states that without ‘swift moral leadership,’ indigenous Christian, Yazidi, and other religious communities in the Middle East face extinction by the terrorist army.

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Natural Family Planning in Service to the Family

Experts share the blessings and challenges of the Church-approved method.

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New Movement Seeks to Share the Reality of Marriage

The newly launched Marriage Reality Movement seeks to reintroduce the culture to the concept of marriage through non-religious language that precisely reflects Church teaching.

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Former Toronto Blue Jays’ Pitcher Recounts Career and Catholicism

Justin Speier realizes and shares the centrality of Christ.

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Will California’s Assisted-Suicide Law Lead to Abuse?

The Golden State’s former seminarian/governor signed the End of Life Option Act into law on Oct. 5, to the dismay of pro-life groups and organizations for the disabled.

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