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Dec
2017
December 6, 2017
IFI Staff
Did you see the president’s address at the National Christmas Tree Lighting last Thursday? In their first tree lighting ceremony as residents of the White House, the president and first lady welcomed in the Christmas season at President’s Park, where the National Christmas Tree is displayed. President Trump’s address, which followed the tree lighting, is being praised for its unambiguous references to the indispensable role of families in maintaining a happy and healthy society, the importance of Christmas, and the influence...
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30
Nov
2017
November 30, 2017
IFI Staff
The University of Notre Dame is facing criticism from faithful Catholics for its decision to continue providing employees with contraceptives and abortifacients next year. The decision, which many view as contradictory to Catholic teachings, was made despite the Trump administration’s recent announcement that religious employers can apply for exemptions from the Obamacare birth control mandate. Notre Dame sued the Obama administration in 2015 for relief from the regulation, which requires employer-provided healthcare plans to cover...
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17
Nov
2017
November 17, 2017
IFI Staff
Private expression of religious faith is under attack in public schools. Toni Richardson, who works with special needs children at a Maine high school, was approached by school officials for allegedly violating the First Amendment and the “separation of church and state.”   What misdeeds had she committed? She had told a Christian coworker that she was praying for him or her and used phrases including “That’s such a blessing.”   After learning of these grave violations, school officials told Richardson...
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Oct
2017
October 27, 2017
IFI Staff
Why is the news media so determined to rebrand suicide, and specifically physician-assisted suicide, as compassionate? Take the tragic events that unfolded in Joshua Tree National Park last week. After spending a few weeks lost in the southeastern California national park, Joseph Orbeso, 21, shot and killed his girlfriend, Rachel Nguyen, before killing himself. Nguyen’s uncle called Orbeso’s deed “an act of compassion,” a claim parroted by many media outlets in their reporting on the story. Family members speculate...
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