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Cardinal Tackles Libertarian Individualism as Harmful to Solidarity

by PETER JESSERER SMITH, National Catholic Register
June 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — As a variety of forms of social and political libertarianism gain in popularity in the United States, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, appeared at an event…

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Pope Francis shakes up Vatican’s finance panel

by John L. Allen Jr., The Boston Globe
June 5, 2014

ROME – Pope Francis today pressed his campaign to internationalize the Vatican’s financial management, replacing…

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Pope Francis tells couples not to substitute dogs and cats for children

by Josephine McKenna | ReligionNews.com
June 3, 2014

VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis on Monday (June 2) warned married couples against substituting cats…

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OUR FAITH

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

by Philip Pullella, Reuters
May 29, 2014

VATICAN CITY – Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.
In one of his boldest political gestures since his election in March, 2013, Pope Francis invited the two leaders to come to the Vatican and hold…

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Winds of change: Italians losing centuries-old grip on Vatican

by Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere, AFP, YahooNews
March 25, 2014

Vatican City (AFP) – A quiet revolution is afoot in the Vatican.
With many of…

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Jeb Bush buzz grows over possible 2016 run

By David Eldridge – The Washington Times
After a year in which Republicans had precious…

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Obama goes on offensive over taxes on wealthy

By Amie Parnes -The Hill
BOCA RATON, Fla.— President Obama intensified his populist pitch Tuesday, aggressively making the case that the wealthiest Americans should pay more in taxes and taking Republicans to task for opposing…

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Iran releases American held for 2 years in Tehran

By Anne Gearan-Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran on Saturday set free an American businessman jailed in Tehran for more than two years on suspicion on ties to an allegedly violent opposition group.
Reza Taghavi,…

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Justice Alito to sit out next State of the Union address

By Mark Sherman-Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Supreme Court justices enter the House of Representatives in their black robes…

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Treasury 30-Year Yields Rise Most in 14 Months on Prospects for Inflation

By Daniel Kruger and Susanne Walker -Bloomberg News
Treasury 30-year bonds tumbled, pushing yields to the biggest weekly increase since August 2009, on speculation that Federal Reserve efforts to spur the economy will reignite inflation.
The 30-year yield…

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Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

VATICAN CITY – Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.
In…

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Vatican asked to honour Jesuit who tried to evangelise China

The Vatican on Friday received a request to beatify an Italian Jesuit priest favoured by Pope Francis whose attempts to…

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Federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in Utah

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the federal government will recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages in Utah,…

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Fmr. spokeswoman for pro-abortion foundation now works for…the Girl Scouts

The woman who now handles the Girl Scouts’ communications used to have another employer: an abortion lobby think tank founded…

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