Jun 232017
 
Missouri Senate Passes Special Session Pro-life Bill

Just after midnight Thursday morning, during the second extraordinary session called by Governor Greitens, the Missouri Senate passed SB 5, sponsored by Senator Andrew Koening (R-Manchester), after a long day of negotiations and a pro-life rally at the Capitol.   Most importantly, the bill includes language pre-empting the “abortion sanctuary” ordinance passed by the St. […]

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Jun 232017
 
Dangers to American Democracy: Loss of the "Sublimest Faculties"

In the spring of 1831, a 26-year-old French nobleman, Alexis de Tocqueville, spent nine months traveling the U.S. observing the customs of Americans, a people busy and energetic and very different from his own social circle. Back in Paris, he retreated to the attic of his parents’ home and wrote what became known as Democracy in […]

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Jun 232017
 
Beautiful Western Cathedrals

There are many beautiful cathedrals throughout the world, but our minds often think of the well-known overseas sanctuaries first. This article highlights Western cathedrals to visit without having to leave the country. We’d like to add onto that list Missouri’s own St. Francis de Sales in St. Louis, which won the title of the most beautiful […]

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Jun 092017
 
Governor Greitens Calls Special Session on Pro-Life

This week Governor Eric Greitens called a special session on pro-life issues. He is calling for the Missouri General Assembly to address the recently passed St. Louis city ordinance, which makes the city an abortion sanctuary. The Archdiocese of St. Louis, along with Our Lady’s Inn and O’Brien Industries, a private Catholic employer, have sued the […]

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Jun 092017
 
The False Storytelling of Planned Parenthood

Backers of Planned Parenthood are outraged that the Missouri General Assembly has passed a state budget that denies the organization public funding. In their view, Planned Parenthood is a force for good, providing all kinds of health services to women. Rarely acknowledged is the elephant in the room: how Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion […]

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Jun 092017
 
Federal Help Authorized for Flood Victims

President Trump has declared large portions of Missouri a disaster area in response to the barrage of floods and tornadoes that savaged the state from April 28 to May 11. Assistance is available to individuals, businesses, and local governments and can take many forms, such as temporary housing, home repairs, and low-cost loans to cover […]

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Jun 092017
 

The Washington Post recently published a story about a family of three generations living in Missouri’s Bootheel that depends on federal disability payments to meet their daily expenses. The story offers a vivid, close-up view of this family while providing broader context on the federal disability program. Read the full story here.

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Jun 092017
 
Visit the Holy Land with Rick Steves

Want to go the Holy Land but can’t afford it? Let Rick Steve be your guide in this fascinating show that discusses a land where Christians, Jews, and Muslims live in close quarters, sometimes peaceably and sometimes not. Steve takes the viewer to all the major holy sites and interviews a variety of people, including […]

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Jun 022017
 
U.S. Leaving Climate Accord, Vatican, U.S. Bishops Express Regret

The United States is leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, an accord signed by countries around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to a Washington Post article, only two countries have not signed the accord, Syria, and Nicaragua. The Vatican is not officially a part of the agreement but has publicly supported it, and officials […]

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Jun 022017
 
Climate Change and Migration Crisis - Holy Father Connects the Dots

The Catholic Church, a worldwide faith with parishes in countries around the globe, views issues such as climate change through an international lens. A warming world is partly responsible for the worldwide migration crisis that is now underway. In his encyclical, Laudato Si’, the Holy Father observes: Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: […]

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