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Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 46 percent of Americans say they could not live without their […]

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Announcing a Lenten Retreat for High School Students

High school students in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are invited to attend a one-day Lenten retreat featuring four talks by Fr. Robert Altier on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m at the Church of St. Raphael, in Crystal, MN. The day will include lunch, snacks, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, […]

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The Importance of Giving Good Example

“Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.’” Luke 17:1-6 […]

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Can Catholic Schools Resist The New Gender Confusion?

Two months ago, parents at Sacred Heart girls’ school in Hammersmith received an unexpected letter. “In recognising Jesus as our teacher through the Gospels,” wrote headteacher Marian Doyle, “the first impulse for us as a Catholic school must be to promote greater wholeness for transgender individuals.” That includes “using the young person’s preferred pronoun” – i.e., […]

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The Least Religious Generation in U.S. History

Whereas even twenty years ago, the overwhelming number of Americans, including youngsters, believed in God, now fully one third of 18 to 24 year olds say that they don’t believe. Jean Twenge’s book iGen is one of the most fascinating—and depressing—texts I’ve read in the past decade. A professor of psychology at San Diego State University, Dr. […]

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Who Should Teach Your Kids — Harvey Or Hildebrand?

As the Harvey Weinstein scandal rumbles on, it is clear that no amount of money donated to liberal causes will purchase him a “get out of jail free” card. Even in an amoral age such as ours, sexual assault can prove an unforgivable sin. There is, of course, an irony in this. Hollywood has done […]

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Five Keys To Catholic Education – Cardinal Versaldi

Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, proposed last week five keys for pastoral education “to respond in depth to the current challenges of society.” The cardinal participated in Chile’s Sixth National Congress on Catholic Education, Oct. 12-13, organized by the Chilean bishops’ conference and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. In […]

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‘Transgender’ Lobby Weaponizes Children As Pawns In The Culture War

I’ll never forget the first time I heard of warlords such as Uganda’s Joseph Kony turning little boys into killer soldiers and little girls into sex slaves. My heart ached at the thought. It still does. It seemed like a horrible war movie — but it was real, with real children as casualties. War is […]

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Be True To Your Catholic School

Heading into the new school year, my home state of Minnesota made national news with some cutting-edge “innovations” in education. In a grand progressive gesture, the Minnesota Department of Education began distributing a “transgender tool kit” throughout public schools, urging teachers to ask all students about their preferred gender pronouns and to stop using terms like “boy” […]