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Justice Kennedy’s Dictatorship of Relativism

COMMENTARY: In its contemporary re-interpretation of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has articulated an extra-judicial moral philosophy that is incompatible with Christian belief.

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Blessed Junípero Serra: Bringing the Faith to California

Visit Missions Founded by the Soon-to-Be Canonized Missionary on His Feast Day

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Supreme Court Puts Hold on Texas Law Regulating Abortion Facilities

The 2013 law increased safety regulations for abortion businesses and physicians who perform abortions, requiring all abortion facilities in the state to follow surgical facility standards for their building, equipment, and staffing.

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Supreme Court Protects Pennsylvania Charities from HHS Mandate

The June 29 order stays an earlier ruling against the religious organizations, while the case moves forward in the courts.

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Francis Wishes Benedict XVI a Happy Stay at Castel Gandolfo

Father Benedict will spend two weeks at the papal summer residence, where he will receive an honorary doctorate from Krakow’s Pontifical University of John Paul II.

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Guanellian Graces

St. Louis Guanella inspires those who continue his mission to care for the disabled and dying.

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Benedictine Monks’ Disputed Role at Catholic University in Illinois at Center of New Lawsuit

Seven monks of St. Procopius Abbey allege that the leadership of Illinois’ Benedictine University has denied their rights to help govern the university.

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Supreme Court Plays Humpty Dumpty Word Games in Affordable Care Act Decision

COMMENTARY: In the 6-3 ruling on King v. Burwell, the justices blur the lines between state and federal health-care exchanges, broadening mandatory health insurance and tax credits.

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Vatican Releases Itinerary for Pope Francis’ US Visit

The trip will begin Sept. 19 in Cuba and conclude in Philadelphia on Sept. 27, with stops in Washington and New York in between.

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Practice What You Preach, Pope Tells New Archbishops

Pope Francis called them to be masters of prayer, masters of faith and men of witness, during the Mass for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul in Rome.

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