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Fortnight for Freedom – Reports from the Dioceses

Catholics are less than 4% of the population in the state of Alabama but that is not stopping them from rallying all people of faith to stand for religious liberty. Our friend Quin Hillyer writes today at National Review Online …

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Virtual Vigil for Religious Liberty Has Great Start

Over 2,000 People of Faith have joined virtual march on Washington, D.C. during first two days of ‘Fortnight for Freedom’ We at Catholic Advocate are answering our Catholic Bishops’ call for a “a time of prayer, education, and action in …

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Vatican Tells Nuns “Enough is Enough”

NETWORK, a DC Catholic lobbying organization, has been little known outside the Beltway since its founding by Catholic sisters in 1971. Within the Beltway and in the media, NETWORK is known as a Catholic organization whose representatives often visit members …

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The New Introductory Note to ‘Faithful Citizenship’ Should Inspire Catholics in 2012

There has been a flurry of commentary on the Introductory Note added to the new version of “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.” Some have commented that the version just published by the bishops’ conference is the 2007 version, without revisions, and, …

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One Question for the Bishops About “Faithful Citizenship” in 2012

Catholic Advocate’s Deal Hudson & Matt Smith today released the following statement regarding the quadrennial Faithful Citizenship document: Every four years the Catholic bishops publish a document entitled “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.” If tradition holds, a new version of …

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The Death Penalty & Pro-Life Credibility

Just over a year ago an organization calling itself “The Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Death Penalty” was announced.  Karen Clifton, its executive director, said at the time that CMN was created with the encouragement of the United States …

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How to Vote Catholic 2012

Population (Chapter VII) “Thus the Church condemns as a grave offense against human dignity and justice all those activities of governments or other public authorities which attempt to limit in any way the freedom of couples in deciding about children” …

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Catholic Advocate Voice Launches ProtectLifeAct.Org Petition Site

Site Gives Grassroots Chance to Show Support for “Protect Life Act” to fix Abortion Funding & Conscience Protections in Health Care Reform Law WASHINGTON – Catholic Advocate Voice today launched ProtectLifeAct.org to give Americans the opportunity to join together to …

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Looking Ahead to the New ‘Faithful Citizenship’

This coming November the Catholic bishops will approve a new version of their “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” document. The 36-page statement on political responsibility was hotly debated at the bishops’ meeting in 2007, though only four bishops voted against …

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Catholic Advocate Applauds Florida Obamacare Ruling

“Ruling affirms Catholic Church’s Teaching on Subsidiarity” WASHINGTON – Catholic Advocate applauds today’s ruling by District Judge Roger Vinson, finding the individual mandate in “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” unconstitutional and, therefore, the entire law unconstitutional. “Catholics should …

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