What’s Independence Day Today?

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“I want to live in a society where strong relationships are plentiful and filled with real, authentic love; a love that isn’t afraid of hardship or ugliness, that doesn’t give up when it’s convenient to,” Jose Mena tells me as we discuss twenty-somethings today and the Catholic Church — occasioned by so many things in [Read More...]

Carrie Bradshaw’s Younger Sister Takes a Different Approach

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Elise Italiano is a schoolteacher in Washington, D.C., who contributed a chapter to the book called Breaking Through: Women Speak for Themselves. The book flowed from a movement in response to an abortion-industry-led “Where are the Women?” campaign in response to protests against the White House’s abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate. Since so much of the [Read More...]

What’s Religious Freedom to the White House?

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The above is a good and honest question, if you’ve been watching the Obama administration. Look away, they said, during the campaign. What they’ve communicated might be best summed up and translated for transparency: We’re all about “women” and their “reproductive health” rights and “health care” and, oh, by the way, if we and our [Read More...]

Meet Gloria, a Catholic Voice for Freedom

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Gloria Purvis is a young, dynamic mother and volunteer with Catholic Voices USA. She wraps us a Fortnight series of interviews about faith, freedom, and this moment we’re in. What does the Fortnight mean to you? The Fortnight is a wake-up call. I do not mean to sound alarmist but we have become complacent in [Read More...]

We Don’t Belong to Caesar

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says on this final day of the Fortnight for Freedom: God made us for more than the world. Our real home isn’t here. The point of today’s Gospel passage is not how we might calculate a fair division of goods between Caesar and God. In reality, it all belongs to [Read More...]

Meet Jose, a Catholic Voice for Freedom

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Jose Mena just graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology. Like Domenick, Melissa, Addie, Matthew, Allison, Mark he is a volunteer with the first class of Catholic Voices USA. What does the Fortnight mean to you? The Fortnight is on its face an effort to protect religious freedom against several measures that [Read More...]

Meet Matthew, a Catholic Voice for Freedom

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Matthew Dugandzic, whose birthday is today, is a New York native and volunteer with Catholic Voices USA. He talks about how and why this Fortnight for Freedom that culminates in Independence Day is significant. What does the Fortnight mean to you? To me, the Fortnight is an exciting opportunity for us to stand up as [Read More...]

Meet Addie, a Catholic Voice for Freedom

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Addie Darling just graduated from Princeton University and speaks a countercultural message of joy and authentic femininity as a Catholic Voice. Like Melissa, Domenick, Allison, and Mark, Addie speaks about the Fortnight for Freedom and why this is an important moment for the United States and for Catholics to raise their voices. What does the [Read More...]


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