Neil Gorsuch is Trump's pick for the Supreme Court

by Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service 1. Gorsuch, 49, is the son of Anne Gorsuch, President Ronald Reagan's administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Like his mother, Neil Gorsuch attended Catholic schools, in his case the Jesuit-run Georgetown Preparatory School...

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Text of Secretary Hillary Clinton's post-election speech

Thank you so very much for being here and I love you all, too. Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president...

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Text of President Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention

Text of President Barack Obama's speech Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the White House. ___ Hello, America. Twelve years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. You met my two little girls,...

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Fr. Charles McCarthy and a Christian perspective on the box office hit, "American Sniper"

A Fox TV News talking-head, who also has his own Fox radio show, and therefore reaches millions of people with his presentation of reality and Gospel "truth," Todd Starnes, an Evangelical Christian, said last week that Jesus Christ would have...

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A story of American bombers and the Catholic cathedral they destroyed

69 years ago, the world's first plutonium bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, which had for 400 years been the home of Japanese Christianity. From the arrival of Portuguese missionaries in the 1550s until the 1860s, a culture of quiet Christianity...

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Sermon of Pope Francis, at the canonization of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II

At the heart of this Sunday, which concludes the Octave of Easter and which John Paul II wished to dedicate to Divine Mercy, are the glorious wounds of the risen Jesus. He had already shown those wounds when he first...

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Saint Peter's Square Tuesday, 19 March 2013 Solemnity of Saint Joseph Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank the Lord that I can celebrate this Holy Mass for the inauguration of my Petrine ministry on the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the...

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White House Statement on Pope Francis

The White House released the following statement from President Obama on the new pope: On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint...

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An interview with U.S. Vatican Ambassador Miguel Diaz

John Allen published on his blog for the National Catholic Reporter an interview he did with US Vatican Ambassador Miguel Diaz, on Friday 23 Nov 2012: Over the years, I've had the pleasure of knowing seven U.S. ambassadors to the...

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The Romney-Ryan Budget: A Threat to Us All

by Ben Palumbo Washington DC, October 26, 2012 The now famous, or infamous, Ryan budget endorsed by Mitt Romney (though he now says he has his own), has been roundly, and rightly, criticized for its assault on the poor in...

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met.

"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

"On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."

First Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama

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