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California Court Drops 14 Charges Against Planned Parenthood Investigator

SAN FRANCISCO — A California court on Wednesday dismissed 14 of 15 criminal charges against an undercover journalist behind the video exposé of Planned Parenthood’s role in the fetal tissue trade. “This is a huge victory to have 14 criminal...

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TV Picks 06.25.17

WEDNESDAY, June 28, 10am Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of New Cardinals EWTN In St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass and make cardinals of Bishop Anders Arborelius of Stockholm; Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chavez of...

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The Mature Witness of Child Saints

When Pope Francis canonized child seers and siblings Francisco and Jacinta Marto May 13, the centenary of the first apparition of the Virgin Mary at Fatima, he added to a long list of children and young people who are at some point on the road of...

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Home Video Picks & Passes 06.25.17

Star Trek Beyond (2016) — PICK The Thief of Bagdad (1924) — PICK   A classic family film and one of last year’s better popcorn flicks are among the current crop of new releases on Amazon Prime. Curious what a fantasy epic like The Lord of the...

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Letters 06.25.17

Amazing Missionary Regarding “North Korea: Another Option” (page one, May 14 issue): The recent story of a Maryknoll missioner who goes to North Korea twice a year to tend to a group of North Koreans with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis...

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Bedrock of Society

In a little more than a week, the United States will mark the 241st anniversary of its independence. Since our country’s founding, Christianity has had a strong influence on our national life. That influence was due in large part to the...

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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: A Saint of Lofty Goals

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was a mountain climber, cigar smoker and ambassador’s son. He also was a daily communicant, lover of the Blessed Virgin Mary and friend of the poor. Above all, with another possible miracle attributed to Frassati now...

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Christ vs. Family?

Sunday, July 2, is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Readings: 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16; Psalm 89:2-3, 16-19; Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42. There are two parts of today’s Gospel. In the first half, Jesus says to love God more than your...

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The 16th Century’s Saintly Six

With the Protestant and English reformations, and colonization of the New World in the foreground of the 16th-century landscape, six Catholic saints worked behind the scenes on significant reforms and innovations that continue to impact the...

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Report: New Treatment for Children With Gender Issues Not Supported by Science

WASHINGTON — When a psychiatrist and research fellow at the Yale School of Medicine recently advocated the use of “puberty blockers” for children dealing with gender-identity issues, in an opinion column for The New York Times, a flood of reader...