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The Gospel of Jesus Christ is Pro-Culture The Gospel of Jesus Christ is Pro-Culture

From Dan Conway’s The Good Steward, July 2014 We sometime hear it said that the Gospel is countercultural. That’s not exactly correct. The Gospel that we proclaim as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ is pro-culture. It seeks always to build up human society, to transform human laws, customs and values in accordance with God’s plan for us. So, while the Gospel clearly... » Full post


Stewards of Freedom, Servants of God Stewards of Freedom, Servants of God

From Dan Conway’s The Good Steward, June 2014 Something especially powerful is expressed in the famous saying of St. Thomas More, “I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.” Most of us know the story of St. Thomas’ martyrdom. He was executed because he opposed King Henry VIII’s decision to divorce his wife and, in the process, declare himself head... » Full post


Cardinal Collins Urges Canadian Party Leader to Reverse Policy Banning Pro-Life Candidates Cardinal Collins Urges Canadian Party Leader to Reverse Policy Banning Pro-Life Candidates

Archdiocese of Toronto – May 14, 2014 Cardinal Thomas Collins, Toronto’s Roman Catholic archbishop, is asking Canadian federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau to rethink his decision to exclude candidates opposed to abortion rights from his party in the next election. In a letter released on Wednesday, Cardinal Collins said said he understands the need for party... » Full post


Attributes of Leadership in the Church (article 1 of 9) Attributes of Leadership in the Church (article 1 of 9)

National Catholic Register – By: Patrick O’Meara and Patrick J. McCloskey – April 29, 2014 This is Part I in a series of nine articles by Patrick O’Meara and Patrick J. McCloskey on the topic of Leadership in the Church. A more in-depth version of this articleis available here. I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled. –... » Full post


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Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

Baltimore, Md., Jul 22, 2014 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S. bishops, emphasiz. […] » Full Post

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Lives of the saints model Catholic social teaching in new book

Huntington, Ind., Jul 22, 2014 / 11:59 am (CNA).- Dignity of the human person, solidarity and care for creation are just a few topics author Brandon Vogt discusses in his new book, “Saints and Socia. […] » Full Post

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Openness to beauty leads soul to God, says Catholic thinker

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2014 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The senses are the “road to God”, who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theology, at t. […] » Full Post

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St. John Paul II, Gianna Molla to be World Meeting of Families patrons

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announced Sunday that St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Beretta Molla will be patron saints of the. […] » Full Post

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Business News

For Apple, iPhone Roars and iPad Whimpers

Apple reported a 13% jump in iPhone sales as it heads into a major refresh of the company's flagship product, but iPad sales slid for the second consecutive quarter. » Full Post

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Herbalife Rallies in Face of New Attack by Ackman

William Ackman had promised a "death blow" against Herbalife. Wall Street instead gave new life to the nutritional-supplement company's stock. » Full Post

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China Detains 5 in Food Violations Probe

Chinese police have detained five people as they investigate a U.S.-owned Chinese meat supplier alleged by Chinese authorities to have signed off on sales of expired meat to fast food chains. » Full Post

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STMicro In Profit After Strategy Shift

STMicroelectronics swung to its first quarterly profit in more than two years as Europe's largest semiconductor maker continues to wind down its communication chip business to focus on making chips fo. […] » Full Post

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Market News

Beware All the Retirement 'Crisis' Reports

If the amount of press ink used to report a study is any indicator of its contribution to public understanding, the National Institute on Retirement Security's (NIRS) 2013 report, "The Retirement Savi. […] » Full Post

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Obama Dances Around Serious Transportation Fixes

As Congress mulls over a temporary patch for the Highway Trust Fund, President Obama is addressing infrastructure construction with his Build America Investment Initiative. The initiative is not the o. […] » Full Post

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At the Fed, 'Success' Is About Limiting Its Damage

In congressional testimony last week, newly minted Fed Chairman Janet Yellen ably revealed why the central bank she runs is often such an imposing barrier to economic progress. While it will be explai. […] » Full Post

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The Fed Can't Fix What Ails the Economy

In Congressional testimony this week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed to several economic maladies warranting continued activism by the central bank. But what ails the U.S. economy cannot b. […] » Full Post

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