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Leroy Huizenga is chair of the department of theology and director of the Christian Leadership Center at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. His personal website is

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Bishops Issue Statement on Mandate

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The Catholic bishops of the United States have vowed to continue to resist the HHS Mandate, which forces Catholics and others to violate their consciences regarding grave issues of the human person and human life by requiring coverage of abortifacients, sterilization, and contraceptives. Rocco . . . . Continue Reading »

Humanae Vitae at 45

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Today, July 25, marks the 45th anniversary of the promulgation of Humanae Vitae by Pope Paul VI. As many in the Catholic world had been expecting the Church to permit contraception under certain circumstances thanks to many perhaps well-meaning but shortsighted clergy and theologians, the . . . . Continue Reading »