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Deacon Keith Fournier: The Courage of the Catholic Bishops, Religious Liberty, Hobby Lobby and ENDA

Deacon Keith Fournier: The Courage of the Catholic Bishops, Religious Liberty, Hobby Lobby and ENDA Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Catholic Bishops are doing an excellent job standing up for Religious liberty as a fundamental human right. One of my growing concerns is ...

Catholic Bishops Decry Obama's LGBT executive order as imprudent act of religious discrimination

Catholic Bishops Decry Obama's LGBT executive order as imprudent act of religious discrimination Watch

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The chairmen of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty and Committee on Laity, Marriage, ...

Thousands of Christians Flee Under Death Threat From Tyrannical Caliph and ISIS Jihadists

Thousands of Christians Flee Under Death Threat From Tyrannical Caliph and ISIS Jihadists Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

By now, everyone who is in anyway concerned about what is happening to Christians in Iraq has heard the horrific news. The madman who claims to be ...

A Tribute to Protestant Bishop Tony Palmer, Friend of Francis and Champion of Christian Unity

A Tribute to Protestant Bishop Tony Palmer, Friend of Francis and Champion of Christian Unity Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

I never personally met Bishop Tony Palmer. However, I look forward to spending an eternity in the full communion of God's love with him. I ...

Anarchy in Chicago! Weekend of crime tears city apart

Anarchy in Chicago! Weekend of crime tears city apart Watch

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There were 47 shooting victims in Chicago this weekend, five of which ended up being fatal, statistics from the Chicago Police Department report.

Exclusive: Tribute to Bishop Tony Palmer, A Life Dedicated to Unity

Exclusive: Tribute to Bishop Tony Palmer, A Life Dedicated to Unity Watch

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By Deacon Darrell Wentworth

Monday, July 21, 2014, was supposed to be like most Mondays - the start of a work week. But Deacon Keith Fournier sent me a text informing me ...

The Contraceptive New York Nanny, Bill Donohue and the Catholic League

The Contraceptive New York Nanny, Bill Donohue and the Catholic League Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The idea that the government is now in the business of arm-twisting women not to have more children - immediately after childbirth - is morally ...

Building a culture of life: Colorado clinic takes brave stand

Building a culture of life: Colorado clinic takes brave stand Watch

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By CNA/EWTN News

A Colorado women's health clinic seeking to offer natural care that respects human dignity has drawn praise for helping to build up a culture of life.

When more than 80 percent of California faces extreme drought -- the spigots remain open

When more than 80 percent of California faces extreme drought -- the spigots remain open Watch

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Extremely dry conditions in the state of California has 80 percent of the so-called Golden State in extreme drought conditions. Many couldn't ...

IT'S ABOUT TIME: Rick Perry deploys national guard to halt southern invasion!

IT'S ABOUT TIME: Rick Perry deploys national guard to halt southern invasion! Watch

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In an effort to stem the influx of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children that have been entering the United States illegally in 2014, ...

Is Mount Rainier about to blow? A new study promises to reveal clues about an upcoming eruption

Is Mount Rainier about to blow? A new study promises to reveal clues about an upcoming eruption Watch

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A huge magma reservoir below Mount Rainier in Washington state has been mapped by American and Norwegian researchers, which may provide subtle ...

BUSTED: FedEx indicted on numerous counts for shipping illegal internet pharmacy drugs

BUSTED: FedEx indicted on numerous counts for shipping illegal internet pharmacy drugs Watch

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Online pharmacies, operating beneath the radar of drug regulation, often make drugs intended for pain control and psychiatric needs available for ...

Deacon Keith Fournier: There Is No Abortion Right!

Deacon Keith Fournier: There Is No Abortion Right! Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Sometimes an issue is so important I feel I must return to it over and over in my writing. Such is the case with the continued growth of a ...

SOLD WHILE IN WOMB: Girls, sold, abducted given away in developing nations

SOLD WHILE IN WOMB: Girls, sold, abducted given away in developing nations Watch

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By Katy Migiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

 In Ethiopia, girls are abducted on their way to school, raped and then married to their captors. In Ghana, they are married to traditional ...

We Need Monks for the Church of the Third Millennium, a New Missionary Age

We Need Monks for the Church of the Third Millennium, a New Missionary Age Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Monasticism in the first millennium gave us the fountain of theological wisdom which still inspires the Church. Those who went into the desert ...

MILLIONS of dollars in gold discovered from 1857 shipwreck off South Carolina coast

MILLIONS of dollars in gold discovered from 1857 shipwreck off South Carolina coast Watch

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Forty heavy gold bars, easily worth millions of dollars have been recovered by deep-sea explorers in a 150-year-old shipwreck. Divers have ...

Study: Catholics are among the most respected in the U.S.

Study: Catholics are among the most respected in the U.S. Watch

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Catholics have reason to feel good about themselves, if the results of a new Pew survey are to be believed. According to a survey of Americans, ...

William Binney praises Edward Snowden as possibility of new leaker emerges

William Binney praises Edward Snowden as possibility of new leaker emerges Watch

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With all the attention focused on Edward Snowden, the world forgets that he is not the first NSA whistle-blower. Nor might Snowden be the last. ...

Survey finds that less than three percent self identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual

Survey finds that less than three percent self identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual Watch

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It flies in face of the gay pride parades conducted in major cities where crowds swell to thousands - but according to a new report, less than ...

Whatever Happened to Holiness? How Can We Ever be Perfect?

Whatever Happened to Holiness? How Can We Ever be Perfect? Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

I will date myself. I am an aging, former hippie whose search for truth and the meaning of life led me back to the Cross and the faith of my ...

Parable of the Sower and the Seed and the Missionary Option Called for by Pope Francis

Parable of the Sower and the Seed and the Missionary Option Called for by Pope Francis Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

I dream of a missionary option, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church's customs, ways of doing ...

COVER UP? Dead migrant young children discovered along Rio Grande riverbank

COVER UP? Dead migrant young children discovered along Rio Grande riverbank Watch

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While the border crisis in the southwestern U.S. continues, as countless unattended children making their way from Guatemala and elsewhere flood ...

Our Relationship with the Lord Grows from Reading and Praying the Bible

Our Relationship with the Lord Grows from Reading and Praying the Bible Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Bible is an invitation into an encounter with the living God. Its words are not a formula to obtain some notion of success in life, but an ...

Guest Commentary: James Robison asks, Will Fools Return To Wisdom?

Guest Commentary: James Robison asks, Will Fools Return To Wisdom?

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By James Robison

I have personally been criticized for challenging Christians to stand up together as bold witnesses for God and for truth resisting evil, being ...

Brothers in Arms: St Benedict and St Francis.

Brothers in Arms: St Benedict and St Francis.

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By Fr Dwight Longenecker

How amazingly providential, then that we now have two popes: Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict! Pope Benedict following the Benedictine way ...

Convicted of fraud, bribery, former New Orleans mayor gets 10 years in prison

Convicted of fraud, bribery, former New Orleans mayor gets 10 years in prison Watch

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He provided a brave face for the world as his city of New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin would ...

IRS warned employees to hide emails relating to targeting Tea Party

IRS warned employees to hide emails relating to targeting Tea Party Watch

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According to an email message released on July 9, Lois G. Lerner warned colleagues to be "cautious" about what information they put into emails ...

What destruction would Yellowstone's eruption cause? Scientists believe Super Volcano is more than TWICE as big as previously thought

What destruction would Yellowstone's eruption cause? Scientists believe Super Volcano is more than TWICE as big as previously thought Watch

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The lead authority in the world on Yellowstone's Super Volcano says that it's twice as large as scientists previously thought.