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Why do some young people leave the Church? A new study investigates

Why do some young people leave the Church? A new study investigates

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.- A national two-year study released this week offers a look at why young people are leaving the Church as early as age 13.

The study was released today by St. Mary’s Press and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University (CARA).

Of those who left the Catholic Church, the median age for doing so was 13 years old, the study found. Seventy-four percent of the 214 former Catholics interviewed said that they decided to leave the Church between the ages of 10 and 20. read more

President Donald Trump admin creates office to ‘protect’ doctors’ consciences who refuse to do abortion

President Donald Trump admin creates office to ‘protect’ doctors’ consciences who refuse to do abortion

By Lisa Bourne, Follow Lisa, Jan 18, 2018 – 1:57 pm EST

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – President Donald Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established today a new division within HHS’s civil rights office to enforce conscience protection and religious freedom for healthcare workers.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) this morning. read more

US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Daily Mass helps me do my job the ‘right way’

US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Daily Mass helps me do my job the ‘right way’

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

By Lisa Bourne, Follow Lisa, Jan 15, 2018 – 11:37 am EST

January 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Justice Clarence Thomas goes to Mass before work not out of habit, but because it gives him the “strength to do what I have to do every day.”

The Catholic justice, who is in his 27th term in the U.S. Supreme Court, said in a recent interview that daily Mass helps him do his “job, a secular job, in the right way and for the right reasons.”

Faith in God, he said, “gives you the wisdom, the insights, the capacity to do the work, to decide these things, the discipline. It gives content and meaning to the oath I took. At the end of my oath — and for this job I had to take two — you say ‘So help me God.’ It’s an oath to God. So, if you have a strong faith in God, then that oath gains in meaning and content,” he said. read more

EVANGELICAL COUNSELS FOSTER RELIGIOUS LIFE

EVANGELICAL COUNSELS FOSTER RELIGIOUS LIFE


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 17, 2018

Mark 10:21: “If you will be perfect, go, sell what you have … and come, follow me”

In the age of social justice when corporal works of mercy are all that matter, it’s important to recall the hermits and monks were all seeking Christian perfection based on Christ’s evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

In Matthew 19:11–12, Our Lord encourages the practice of celibacy for Heaven’s sake: “Not all can accept this teaching but those to whom it has been given. … there are eunuchs who have made themselves so for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. Let him accept it who can.” read more

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau woke a sleeping giant when he banned summer job grants to pro-life employers

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau woke a sleeping giant when he banned summer job grants to pro-life employers

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Prime Minister Trudeau announcing $650 million commitment to increase global access to abortion.
By Jonathon van Maren Follow Jonathon, Jan 10, 2018 – 4:08 pm EST

January 10, 2018 (The Bridgehead) – When it was announced several weeks ago that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government had decided to insist on an “attestation” from all organizations and non-profits applying for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program—an attestation that indicated that group’s support for abortion and transgenderism, among other things—I noted that although the Liberals were obviously trying to specifically target pro-life groups, that everyone from churches helping refugees to the Salvation Army would be rendered ineligible by this new ideological purity test. According to the National Post yesterday, it turns out that this is precisely the case: read more

FOURTH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TEEN SUING TO GET AN ABORTION: Underaged girls in custody suing for right to abort their unborn children

FOURTH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TEEN SUING TO GET AN ABORTION: Underaged girls in custody suing for right to abort their unborn children

Fourth Illegal Immigrant Teen Suing to Get an Abortion by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 12, 2018 WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – In a court declaration filed on Thursday, a 17-year-oldpregnant illegal immigrant is accusing the federal government of denying her abortion access.The teenaged girl is in U.S. federal custody for entering the country illegally. She claims the Trump administration is thwarting her plans to go to an abortion mill.

The left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is representing the girl in court.

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The past three undocumented teens who went to court over abortion access did so in October through December 2017. They all won their respective cases, and presumably had their unborn children killed at abortion mills afterwards. (In one case, the teenager’s abortion was confirmed by reporters.)

The immigrant girl who filed the suit in Washington, D.C. on Thursday is being referred to as “Jane Moe” by some. read more

A Married Mom and Dad Really Do Matter: New Evidence from Canada

A Married Mom and Dad Really Do Matter: New Evidence from Canada

There is a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their children’s flourishing. A study just published in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation rates. read more