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Allyson Escobar July 05, 2018
With a new solid conservative majority in SCOTUS, could there be new restrictions on abortion?
Allyson Escobar, Zac Davis June 14, 2018
It is rare for penalties to be discussed in relation to a subject other than abortion.
Michigan Wolverines guard Charles Matthews tries to defend a shot from Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo in the NCAA men's basketball championship April 2 in San Antonio. Villanova defeated Michigan, 79-62, winning its second championship in three years. (CNS photo/ Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)
Patrick Kelly June 07, 2018
A new Vatican document considers the impact of sports on society, the pursuit of the common good and the unity of the human family.
America Staff December 15, 2017
A guide the Australian sexual abuse crisis, priestly celibacy and the seal of confession.
Jonathan Merritt December 11, 2017
It has more to do with prophecy than politics.
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Thomas J. Reese October 30, 2017
An interview with David Collins, S.J. about persecution and execution of witches.