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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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News of the Church

Next Chicago archbishop aims to nourish faith

Chicago, Ill., Sep 20, 2014 / 10:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Chicago’s Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich introduced himself to his new city on Saturday, downplaying political interpretations of his appo. […] » Full Post

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Marriage prep begins at home, Bishop Conley says

Lincoln, Neb., Sep 19, 2014 / 07:33 am (CNA).- Preparation for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony begins with family life in the home long before a couple has met, said Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Ne. […] » Full Post

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Catholic CrossFit gym lifts Colo. priests

Denver, Colo., Sep 19, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic CrossFit gym in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is bringing a whole new meaning to redemptive suffering. Oversized white boards typical t. […] » Full Post

Source: CNA Daily News - US |

NY cardinal: parade decision is matter of gay identity vs action

New York City, N.Y., Sep 19, 2014 / 02:14 am (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan has clarified his support for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, while acknowledging some remaining concerns amid. […] » Full Post

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Business News

Should Mortgage Lending Standards Ease?

As officials flag worries about a soft housing recovery, they face a hard question: Is the drag on housing due mainly to tight lending standards? Or is the real culprit weak demand? » Full Post

Source: WSJ.com: What's News US |

G-20 Continues Growth Push

Finance ministers from the world's biggest economies reaffirmed a pledge to sharply boost world growth through more infrastructure spending, amid demands for some participants—especially European co. […] » Full Post

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DIFC to Issue Islamic Bond

The Dubai International Financial Centre, the emirate's main financial free zone, is planning to issue an Islamic bond worth around $700 million by the end of October to refinance old debt and fund in. […] » Full Post

Source: WSJ.com: What's News US |

Alibaba Debut Makes a Splash

Alibaba shares surged 38% to $93.89 in their market debut, making the Chinese e-commerce giant one of the most valuable companies in the U.S. » Full Post

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Market News

Return Of King Dollar Is a Bullish Sign For America

Maybe the U.S. economy, a weakling for the last six years, is finally starting to flex some muscle. We're referring to the return of King Dollar. For those who haven't been paying attention, the green. […] » Full Post

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The Developed World Slouches Toward 'Japanification'

The spread of negative bond rates throughout Europe brings to a close the "crisis is over" period. On Wednesday, Germany auctioned off 2-year bunds at a record low -0.07%. That followed Tuesday's nega. […] » Full Post

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Fed Prepares To Raise Rates, End Failed QE Policy

Monetary Policy: The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the economy isn't as strong as it believed just two months ago, and that it's not likely to raise interest rates soon. It's as close to an admission. […] » Full Post

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A New Fed Playbook For the New Normal

While many economists and market watchers have failed to notice, we have entered a new chapter in the short and checkered history of central banking. This paradigm shift, as yet unaddressed in the tex. […] » Full Post

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