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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

Archbishop Kurtz: Do not forget the power of prayer amid violence

Washington D.C., Jul 23, 2014 / 10:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Surrounded by numerous violent conflicts throughout the world, the faithful should not forget the power of prayer, said Archbishop Joseph E.. […] » Full Post

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Pornography recovery program helps 'fight the new drug'

Denver, Colo., Jul 23, 2014 / 04:57 am (CNA).- The co-founder and executive director of an organization that fights pornography addiction among youth says he sees a need to continue raising awareness. […] » 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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Business News

SEC Approves Money-Fund Rules

The asset-management industry largely said it could live with the new regulations, which the SEC backed in a 3-2 vote. » Full Post

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Former Jefferies Trader Litvak Sentenced to Two Years

Former Jefferies trader Jesse Litvak was sentenced to two years in prison and a $1.75 million fine for violating federal securities laws after being convicted of bond-trading fraud. » Full Post

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American Apparel Names New Board

American Apparel chose a new board, bringing the company a step closer to determining the fate of Dov Charney, the company's founder. » Full Post

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AT&T Reports Profit Decline

AT&T said its second-quarter earnings fell 7.2% on higher costs, though its wireless customer additions topped expectations. » Full Post

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Market News

The End of Growth and Its Implications

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this month published a 60-page economic policy paper titled "Policy Challenges for the Next 50 Years." For traders, the subject matter. […] » Full Post

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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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