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June 5, 2014

Catholic Review Column: The Joy of the Gospel, Part 8 of 9

As almost everyone knows, Pope Francis lives at a Vatican guest residence known as “The House of St. Martha.” Early in the morning he can be found in the chapel of that residence praying. He then celebrates holy Mass in the residence chapel for those who are staying there, at which he delivers a brief...
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Seven fans, seven opinions on soccer’s World Cup

It is buoyed by beauty, passion, tradition and hundreds of millions of followers whose devotion supersedes that of others.
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Communication breakdown

On the morning of Frank’s second birthday, Collin was more excited than the boy of the hour about the events of the day. As I was getting the boys into their Orioles party gear, Collin chattered away: “And we’re going to have cupcakes … and all my friends and cousins
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MCC supports fair work benefits

This Catholic Review article focuses on fair work benefits.
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Where do candidates stand? MCC survey has answers

See the results of candidates for Congress, governor and Maryland's General Assembly who were surveyed by the Maryland Catholic Conference.
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Catholic high school graduates ready to make their mark on the world

The class of 2014 represents 2,328 graduating seniors from 20 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Part VIII: The importance of good homilies

As almost everyone knows, Pope Francis lives at a Vatican guest residence known as “The House of St. Martha.” Early in the morning he can be found in the chapel of that residence praying.
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Oklahoma Federal Court Enjoins Enforcement of HHS Contraceptive Mandate Against Hundreds of Member Employers of the Catholic Benefits Association

OKLAHOMA CITY – Late on June 4, the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled that all employer members of the Catholic Benefits Association are exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive/abortifacient mandate (“Mandate”). It also “enjoined and restrained” the relevant federal departments, “their agents, officers, and employees, and all other...
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Purse searches, a Pentecost visitor, June flowers, tiger’s blood, bugs, and boys (7 Quick Takes Friday)

—1—The last time I had to have my purse checked by a security officer, he glanced at the piles of emergency tissues, lollipops, and Matchbox cars, grumbled something that didn't sound like, "Nice Matchbox car," and then sent me on through. So when I realized I was going through a
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