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Could You Not Watch One Hour with Me?

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Tonight I’ll partake in the Maundy Thursday custom of making a mini-pilgrimage to nearby churches in order to pray before repositories of the Blessed Sacrament—to “watch one hour” with our Lord during his agony in Gethsemane. My friends and I will travel down Manhattan’s East Side, starting after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, going to St. Catherine of Sienna, Our Lady of Peace, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Agnes, Our Savior. Continue Reading »

The Price of Redefining Marriage

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Ryan T. Anderson, former assistant editor of First Things, testified before the Indiana House Judiciary Committee this past Monday. A video and a transcript of his testimony have been published at Public Discourse today.Anderson focuses on three questions: “What is marriage, why does marriage . . . . Continue Reading »

The Little Sisters and Legal Speak

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In a CNN Opinion Column, Sally Kohn has called the Little Sister of the Poor’s suit against the HHS Mandate “far-fetched” because they refuse to sign a form stating their religious exemption. She claims:Here’s the thing: No one is saying that the Little Sisters of the Poor . . . . Continue Reading »