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The Catholic Case Against Strikes on Syria

(151) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 2:07 PM

On October 4th,1965, (the feast day of peacemaker St. Francis of Assisi) Pope Paul VI addressed the United Nations with an impassioned plea for peace: "No more war. War never again!" It was at the height of United States involvement in the Viet Nam War.

As we find ourselves...

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The Testament of Mary: Blasphemy or Blessing?

(199) Comments | Posted April 28, 2013 | 9:50 AM

Eerie music plays as theater-goers enter the doors of the Walter Kerr Theater on West 48th Street in New York City. One senses immediately that this theatrical experience will be like none other. After all, how many plays start with the audience literally inhabiting the stage that soon they will...

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Pope Francis Goes To Jail

(100) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 2:05 PM

The pope will go to jail this week. In the spirit of Pope John XXIII who, when he visited Rome's Regina Coeli prison in 1958, said to the inmates, "You could not come to me, so I came to you," Pope Francis will go to the juvenile detainees of Casal...

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