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Supreme Knight Carl Anderson: ‘We Must Live the Gospel’

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson has a message to deliver to the Church, both around the world and here at home in the United States: It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. During a day dedicated to “Work and Mission” at the recently...

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Knights of Columbus: Charity in Action

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — “I have a bad heart. We thank God the Church was there for us. We do not have trust in anybody else,” explained Samir, a grandfather and Syrian Catholic living in housing in Ozal City outside Erbil, Iraq, after his home outside...

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‘A New Catholic Moment in the United States’: Recap of the Catholic Convocation

ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 3,500 Catholic leaders from across the United States gathered in Orlando, Florida, for the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” July 1-4, which was held as a direct response to Pope...

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Ahead of Senate Vote, Bishop and Pro-Life Leaders Assess Health Care Options

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops’ representative for domestic justice has asked senators not to vote to repeal the current health care law unless they have an alternative in place that offers acceptable levels of coverage. “In the face of...

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Bishop Conley: Land O’Lakes ‘Rejected Authority of the Church’

DENVER — The 50th anniversary of a historic statement that changed Catholic higher education in America represents both a cautionary tale and a chance to reflect on Catholic renewal, said Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska. “The ‘Land...

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Trump and Congress Mull Family-Friendly Tax Reforms

WASHINGTON — With the Trump administration and congressional leaders shifting their focus to tax reform, analysts see an opportunity to craft new family-friendly tax policies that could benefit families and incentivize young adults to get married...

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Land O’Lakes (1967-2017): What Have We Learned About Falsely Framed Freedom?

In July 1967 a group of Catholic educators, mostly university presidents and vice presidents, gathered at a conference center in Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, to discuss the nature of the modern Catholic university. The statement they produced touched...

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The Myth of Autonomy: Catholic Universities Needed, Now More Than Ever

“When I graduated from college there was a finite number of career ladders in front of me: teacher, lawyer, doctor, business. Now college graduates enter a world with four million footstools. There are many more places to perch (a start-up, an...

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The Lord of the Slow-Motion Miracle

Sunday, July 23, is the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Readings: Wisdom: 12:13, 16-19; Psalm 86: 5-6, 9-10, 15-16; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 or Matthew 13:24-30 In today’s Gospel, Jesus says that the Kingdom of God is a big deal that looks...

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Helping the Children Victims of Divorce

TORN ASUNDER Children, the Myth of the Good Divorce, and the Recovery of Origins Edited by Margaret Harper McCarthy William B. Erdmans Publishing Co., 2017 216 pages, $34 To order: amazon.com   As a child of divorce who, through God’s...