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How Can We See Christ in Criminals?

COMMENTARY: Catholic social teaching offers guidelines for responding to our current sprawling, technocratic justice system, where everyone suffers, and true justice seems rarely achieved.

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Knights of Columbus Unveil New Campaign to Aid Middle East Christians

‘Christians in the Middle East are facing a dire situation … while the response from the international community has been woefully inadequate,’ said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

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Women With 'Essure Problems' Plan Hunger Strike in Front of FDA During Pope’s Visit

The protest comes in response to the federal organization’s scheduling of a meeting on Sept. 24, the same day the Holy Father is slated to address the Congress.

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Following End of Ban on Gay Leaders, Will Religious Boy Scout Troops Be Tolerated?

The national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America voted July 27 to end the national ban.

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Nepal’s Draft Constitution Worries Catholic Leaders

A particularly troubling clause bans proselytizing or conversion by clerics, sating 'those activities are punishable according to law.'

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Catholic Parents Object to HHS Mandate for Their Daughters, Open New Legal Front

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that state Sen. Paul and Teresa Wieland of Missouri have standing to challenge the federal law on religious grounds.

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Pope Francis on the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes: Let Jesus Satisfy Your Hungry Heart

‘Jesus satisfies not only material hunger, but the most profound of hungers: the hunger for meaning in life, the hunger for God,’ the Holy Father said July 26.

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Court Tells Family-Run Pharmacy It Must Provide Contraception Despite Religious Objections

The Stormans family, which owns and operates Ralph’s Thriftway in Washington state, can no longer refuse to fill the prescriptions while referring customers to other pharmacies.

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