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Why Evangelization is Future of Catholicism

February 8, 2013

By Addie Darling As the Catholic Church works to shape the culture in the 21st century, her members must embrace reality while fearlessly proclaiming the truth, said author George Weigel. “It is the same…

Regent University Anti-Trafficking Gathers Local, National Leaders

December 13, 2012

by Addie Darling Last Wednesday, Regent University and the Protecting Children Foundation hosted The Model City Conference, a gathering on Regent’s Virginia Beach campus to discuss the growing problem of sex trafficking in the…

The Christian Life and the Liberal Right

December 3, 2012

By Addie Darling Since the election, there have been numerous articles tolling the bell for the death of Christianity’s relevancy in the political sphere, as well as a continuing discussion over the future of Christian political activism….

The Patriotic Lies of an American Nun

November 30, 2012

By Addie Darling In a talk right before Thanksgiving, Sister Simone Campbell used her speech for the Louisiana Teacher’s Conference not as an opportunity to promote the necessity of a solid education for the…

NEP and the “Family Planning” Farce

October 20, 2012

By Addie Darling In its press release for and in its introduction to a new paper in support of contraceptives and family planning, the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good sought to “debunk”…

The 2012 Election and Adam Hamilton’s Shades of Gray

October 17, 2012

By Addie Darling In his sermon last Sunday, megachurch pastor and author Adam Hamilton of prominent United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas spoke to his congregation about the upcoming election, and…

USCCB Corrects Biden’s “Facts”

October 12, 2012

By Addie Darling Towards the end of last night’s Vice Presidential Debate, Vice President Joe Biden and candidate Paul Ryan- both Catholics- touched upon several contentious topics surrounding the Church. Inevitably the conversation eventually…

Free Burma Rangers Give Witness

October 4, 2012

In an age of competing causes and endless advocacy, it is all to easy to be cynical and believe that it’s nearly impossible for individuals to make a difference in the world. It is…

Nuns and the Vatican Do get along!

October 2, 2012

By Addie Darling In the controversy over the Vatican’s Censure of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), many have framed the debate as a conflict between women who care for the poor, and…

Nuns on a Boat Still Morally Adrift

September 29, 2012

By Addie Darling Sister Simone is back, but this time, she’s traded the highway for waterways. Still, her message of flip-flopping on her adherence to the Magisterium and respect for bishops as well as her…

A Nun on a Mission- But Whose?

September 12, 2012

By Addie Darling Following three days of speeches by Sandra Fluke, Nancy Keenan, and Cecile Richards, among others, that stressed the party’s stances on reproductive issues- including a new position that firmly endorses on-demand…