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Girl on a Train

A few days ago, I was in a crowded metro car during early morning rush hour. At one stop a rather ordinary, but nervous young woman boarded. As the train started moving again, she braced herself and then spoke aloud to everyone. She tried to project her voice, with a controlled self-c
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Beyond the Headlines: Healing for Sexual Abuse Survivors

The first response that a survivor of childhood sexual abuse receives when revealing what happened to him or her is crucial for opening the door toward healing. “I believe you.” “It is not your fault.” “I am sorry that happened to you.” The news of grand jury investigations and a rene
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Study finds that religion contributes $1.2 trillion to US economy

A new study finds that religious groups in America contribute $1.2 trillion to the national economy, much of it in charitable services, which would be enough to make U.S. religion the 15th largest economy in the world. In his commentary on this study, Crux Contributor Christopher Whit
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Statement on Deceptive “Catholics for Choice” Ad Campaign

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement alerting the public to a deceptive ad campaign calling for taxpayer funding of abortion in the name of the Catholi
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Religious Liberty: A Bitter Pill?

Many of us are unaware of the “ominous sign” delivered by the Supreme Court this summer. The Supreme Court sent the message that cases involving religious freedom are not even worth listening to after it recently refused to hear Stormans v. Wiesman, a challenge to a U.S. Court of Appe
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Conscience Protection Bill Passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori – as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively – commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the C
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Urge Congress to Pass the Conscience Protection Act NOW!

From NCHLA – Recent action by the federal government allowing California to continue forcing health plans to cover abortions has prompted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to call for an immediate federal remedy.  It is critical that you contact your representatives and ur
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Thank Your Rep for Pro-Life Vote

Update: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted this bill out of committee before they left for the summer recess.  The bill now heads to the full Senate for consideration. The House of Representatives has passed House Bill 1948 with a vote of 132 to 65. Easily thank your legislator for
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Spokeswoman Laments Court Decision Rejecting Abortion Clinic Safety

On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in the abortion facility medical standards case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Deirdre McQuade, assistant director for pro-life communications at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life
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