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The Church Prepares for Year of Consecrated Life

The following is a guest post by Sr. Jeanette Marie, Vocations Director, Mercedarian Sisters. Feb. 12, 2014 – CLEVELAND — In a gesture of gratitude to the religious life, Pope Francis announced in November that 2015 will be dedicated as the Year of Consecrated Life. In his address to the Union of Superiors General, Pope […]

U.S. drops 13 places in World Press Freedom Index

Before today, I believed that we still have more Freedom of the Press in America than in the United Kingdom. Now, I’m not so sure. The United States has dropped 13 places, in one year, in the World Press Freedom Index and ranks as 46th in the world, far below the United Kingdom which ranks […]

Michael Sam’s Painful Childhood

Michael Sam had a very painful childhood. “I endured so much in my past: seeing my older brother killed from a gunshot wound, not knowing that my oldest sister died when she was a baby and I never got the chance to meet her,” he said. “My second-oldest brother went missing in 1998, and me […]

Bevin Finally Caught With Pants Down

Matt Bevin has finally been exposed. Politico reports that, as it turns out, Matt Bevin is a pot calling a kettle black. Bevin has made McConnell’s support for TARP the centerpiece of his challenge to the powerful incumbent senator. It was part of Bevin’s first campaign ad, and he raises McConnell’s views repeatedly in stump […]

Does a GOP in Transition Bode Well for Rick Santorum?

Dr. David Turner writes at The Inter-Mountain about the GOP in Transition. He offers a decent overview of the current situation on the right. As I see it, the political landscape looks good for Rick Santorum to run for president. I groaned a little about the reference to the racist George Wallace, but you may […]