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The Powerful Witness of St. Jeanne Jugan, Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor

The Powerful Witness of St. Jeanne Jugan, Foundress of the Little Sisters of the PoorImagine for a moment that all of your life’s work was stolen by someone else. You spent years living in poverty, begging for alms, and serving the poorest among the elderly. There were immense sacrifices, charitable works, and fervent prayers offered in order to build up a new religious community. You were once in the […]

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Little Sisters mark 150 years of loving care of elderly poor in Washington

Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory celebrated a Mass Aug. 14 to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival in Washington of the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order whose service to the elderly poor in the nation’s capital began just after the Civil War and continues in the digital age.

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Xavier Becerra: Catholic Hitman

Robert Royal: Biden’s pick for HHS will attack Catholics via cutting-edge “progressive” battles on abortion, LGBT+, and transgender rights.

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Faith without a Hope?

Robert Royal on Election eve: The gates of Hell may not prevail, but things can still go very wrong in many ways for a long time.

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Faith without a Hope?

Robert Royal on Election eve: The gates of Hell may not prevail, but things can still go very wrong in many ways for a long time.

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Those who accompany the dying inspired by ‘Samaritanus bonus’

Much attention was given to church teaching on assisted suicide and euthanasia when the Vatican released its Sept. 22 letter “‘Samaritanus bonus,’ on the Care of Persons in the Critical and Terminal Phases of Life,” but Sister Maureen Weiss focused on the document’s guidance on accompanying the dying, a key component to her vocation.

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The Little Sisters and the Court: Muddling Through

Hadley Arkes: For now, religious people will not be forced to pay for contraceptives and abortions. But that may change as our politics changes.

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