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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

Protestors slam global failure to save missing Nigerian girls

Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2014 / 05:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Gathering outside the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to mark the 100th day since the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria, protest. […] » Full Post

Source: CNA Daily News - US |

Migration fix must look at big picture, bishop encourages

Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2014 / 01:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee challenged U.S. President Obama and the leaders of Central America to respond to violence. […] » Full Post

Source: CNA Daily News - US |

Working-class marriage rate hurt by weak church efforts

Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2014 / 08:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A “national retreat” from marriage could worsen social divides between the married and unmarried and plummeting rates are partly due to r. […] » Full Post

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Bishops' charge to US government: help Iraqi Christians

Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2014 / 04:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops have urged the U.S. government to assist Iraqi Christian victims of persecution, while France has offered asylum to Iraqi Ch. […] » Full Post

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Business News

Cargill to Close Beef Plant Due to Tight Cattle Supplies

Cargill Inc. said on Wednesday it is closing a Wisconsin beef plant that employs 600 workers, the latest example of how tight cattle supplies are roiling the meat business. » Full Post

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AMC Networks in Talks to Buy BBC America Stake

AMC Networks Inc. is in talks to acquire a sizable minority stake in cable channel BBC America, creating a partnership between two TV companies known for high-quality shows. » Full Post

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

Alibaba Discusses Snapchat Stake

Snapchat is in discussions to raise a new round of financing from Alibaba in a deal that could value the mobile-messaging app at about $10 billion. » Full Post

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

China Probe Cracks Immunity for Elite

The takedown of former security chief Zhou Yongkang appears to break new ground as the leadership also goes after his family. » Full Post

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Market News

Will Tesla's Gigafactory Be a Gigasized Taxpayer Drain?

At the Wall Street Journal's ECO:nomics conference in 2012, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk asserted that a 5million Department of Energy loan granted to Tesla in 2010 was a "helpful catalyst" but not crit. […] » Full Post

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The Hidden Gloom Underlying California's 'Boom'

Good news, in 2013, California's economy grew faster than the nation's - 2 percent vs. 1.8 percent. Many have used this as vindication that California's progressive policies, ranging from the 2012 Pro. […] » Full Post

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Whatever the Truth About Herbalife, Bill Ackman Deserves Our Praise

As is well known now, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman's attempt to expose Herbalife as a pyramid scheme last week came up short. Though he billed his presentation on the nutritional supplements provide. […] » Full Post

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The Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Amounts To a High-Wire Act

Heading into the fifth year of intense negotiations (with twenty-odd formal sessions and countless informal side confabs), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will almost certainly succeed--. […] » Full Post

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