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New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand

2014 the Culture War Divide Became Deeper, Darker, and Weirder – Carrie Gress, The CWR Blog

Dear Dad: About Your Pornography Habit. . . – Anonymous, Aleteia∝

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Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic in Rome.

Italian Senate Blocks Controversial ‘Anti-Homophobia’ Bill

The bill, which aimed to criminalize “discrimination or violence based on sex, gender or disability,” and add an annual day against “homophobia” and “transphobia” to the national calendar, had received significant support from public figures in Italy.