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Vaccination is a moral obligation
Not only do vaccines protect you and your children from disease, when high percentages of the population are immunized, the whole population benefits, including people who are vulnerable and unable to receive immunizations. More ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cathedral a symbol of faith and 'fact all humans have souls'
Seeing Notre Dame de Paris burning and threatening to collapse is a shock that leaves everyone voiceless – including President Emmanuel Macron, who canceled a speech dealing with the social unrest in France over the past few months. More ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Solidarity with a mother grieving her dead son
As the day breaks on Holy Saturday, Catholics from neighborhoods across the U.S. and throughout the world – mostly women – hurry to church with a particular sense of purpose. More ...
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Catholic social teaching's message to the national budget
Thirty plus years ago, the U.S. Catholic bishops wrote a very challenging pastoral letter titled “Economic Justice for All.” More ...
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Losing our humanity to robots?
As a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, I have attended its annual assemblies in Rome since 2012. More ...
Friday, March 22, 2019
Why vote 'no'? A plea to New Jersey senators on the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act

To Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), I request the following: Explain yourselves. Explain to the people of the state of New Jersey, and the United States at large, why you elected to vote “no” on the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
It's Catholic Press Month: How well do you know your diocesan newspaper?

The arrival each February of Catholic Press Month gives us the opportunity to focus on the ministry of the diocesan newspaper and all that goes with it. 

For those who may not be regular readers of The Monitor, we are happy to welcome you to this news ministry, which, as you can see, brings you a comprehensive collection of stories and features to form, inform and inspire you in your faith.

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Friday, February 22, 2019
What might have been: A SOU address for the poor and vulnerable

My fellow Americans and fellow citizens of the world, the greatness of a nation is not measured by its military or economic power, but to the degree it is willing to help the poor and vulnerable. 

 
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Friday, February 8, 2019
New abortion law is New York's disgrace

Two weeks ago, relatively unnoticed behind breathless news coverage of the government shutdown and the Pelosi vs. Trump firefight, New York State’s Reproductive Health Act became law. It deserves serious attention.

 
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Thursday, February 7, 2019
We should not take Catholic schools for granted
Catholic schools blossomed in the United States in the early 20th century as a way of equipping young Catholics to deal with rampant anti-Catholicism.  More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Solidarity with the weakest and most vulnerable

On Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, President Trump made it absolutely clear that he will veto any piece of legislation that undermines or nullifies any pro-life policy, regulation or rule.

 
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Monday, January 28, 2019



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