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Sen. Patrick Leahy violated two cardinal rules of liberalism when he highlighted the connections between Nazi Germany and America's pro-abortion movement.
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Republicans want Gorsuch to be confirmed by April 19, when oral arguments are scheduled for a major church-state case.
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“It is up to all of us to evangelize our fellow Americans about the issue of religious freedom.”
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Injured Middlebury Prof: ‘What alarmed me most was what I saw in the eyes of the crowd.’
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Planned Parenthood faces a cut-off of federal funds and is looking to gin up public sympathy.
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The botched rollout of the first executive order may doom future attempts to help Christian refugees and displaced people.
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Legal experts weigh significance of the justices' decision to vacate a lower court judgment and to send the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
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‘Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O’Connor’ will air several times this week on PBS.
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The decision signals a significant change in the government’s approach to transgender issues under President Trump.
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‘President Trump has chosen a worthy successor to Antonin Scalia, and the nominee deserves the support of any friend of human life, religion and the family.’
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May William Peter Blatty rest in peace, and may we thank him for his unique success in educating the faithful and the larger public on the brutal reality of Satan in our world.
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The Jubilee Year of Mercy is over, but Pope Francis has urged us not to close the door and call it quits.
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Medical experts consulted by the agnostic director of The Exorcist could not dismiss the phenomena they had witnessed. “I’ve never believed in ghosts or that stuff,” said one, “but I’ve had a couple of cases, one in particular, that really just gave me pause.”
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In the wake of Islamic State’s brutal treatment of a Jordanian pilot, President Obama attacked ISIS at the National Prayer Breakfast
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Rebutting claims in Noonan's Wall Street Journal column, the New York Archdiocese goes on the offensive.
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The Sister of Life superior general and chair of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious points to young vocations that buck a broader trend and inspire "hope and wonder."
Joan Desmond

Joan Frawley Desmond, is the Register’s senior editor. She is an award-winning journalist widely published in Catholic, ecumenical and secular media. A graduate of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, she lives with her family in California..