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Catholics and Voting

How is a Catholic to vote?

Which of the two major political parties in the United States better reflects Catholic social teaching?

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Questions about Purgatory

If Jesus died for our sins, why is purgatory needed? Didn’t he already repair what was needed?

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Catholic Leaders

Where are the bold, Catholic leaders? | Image: CNS/Paul Haring

Pope Francis is a step in the right direction, but where are the other bold, Catholic leaders within the Church?

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