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Christian Principles for Immigration Reform

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Today, the “Gang of 8” offers a comprehensive immigration reform plan intended to address the contemporary realities of immigration. To prepare for that conversation, I’d like to offer some points of importance for Christians to consider on this issue. Pope Pius XII said that Americans are stewards of natural resources that could support a large population… . Continue Reading »

Cultural Despondency and Cultural Motherhood

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Today the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On Saturday, we celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and in just two short weeks we will celebrate the Feast of the Incarnation: Christmas. The Immaculate Conception, the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe, and even Christmas are particularly maternal feasts. They recognize the key role that women—especially Mary—have played in the history of Christianity. And they recognize the degree to which the Church reveres the feminine genius, and the genius of motherhood… . Continue Reading »