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Catholics, Tribes, and the 2016 Election

You are scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, and you see a political post from an old college friend. Turned off at what you perceive to be a severely biased or untrue claim, you hover over the tiny arrow in the right-hand corner of the…
Fertility

Will Fertility Technology Increase Respect for Nature?

A clever opening line of an article recently caught my attention. It said, “The fertility app space has never been, well, more fertile.” While this sounds a bit cryptic, the article featured on FitPregnancy.com was a review of several new…
Opioid Epidemic
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An Epidemic of Despair

In the past six months, several research studies have been published indicating that the opioid epidemic that has been devastating communities across the country has had a significant impact on mortality rates among non-Hispanic whites between…
muslims

Are Muslims Converting to Christianity in Europe?

Much has been said lately about the long-term impact that mass migration to Europe from Muslim majority countries may have. What few people seem to know is that there is growing evidence of conversions to Christianity on the part of Muslims…
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CARA Issues Another Excellent Report

If you are intrigued by trends, care about the current state of the Church, and seek to understand where things might be headed, you should know about the Center for Applied Research of the Apostolate, popularly known as CARA. For more than…
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Chicago Archdiocese Announces Parental Leave Policy

The Archdiocese of Chicago recently did something bold: It announced a decision that it will now offer twelve weeks of paid leave and twelve weeks of unpaid leave to both mothers and fathers employed by the archdiocese. If both parents are archdiocesan…
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A New Type of Seminarian?

It’s now a little more than three years since the world was introduced to Pope Francis. It has been a fascinating, engaging and, at times, somewhat bumpy ride for many. The world’s increased interest level in the Catholic Church because…