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Contraceptive policy sparks controversy

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February 16, 2012

After much debate and controversy concerning the new mandate requiring employers to provide insurance plans that include free contraceptives for employees, Obama has announced alterations to the original legislation in an attempt to compromise. Catholics cried foul on Jan. 20 after the U.S. Department...

Deform or reform for healthcare? Birth control mandate in Affordable Care Act

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February 8, 2012

The Catholic Church has long held the belief that the use of contraceptives is against the will of God.  A recent decision by the Obama administration has threatened to make this belief obsolete. Obama’s crowning legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, now includes a requirement...

Archbishop visits College Church

Archbishop visits College Church

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February 3, 2012

Carlson reflects on Jesus’ integrity and honesty This past week on Jan. 29, Archbishop Robert James Carlson visited Saint Louis University to preside over the popular 9 p.m. Sunday Mass. Carlson had previously served as archbishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and then Saginaw, Michigan, unti...

MSA brings crowds for ‘The Balancing Act’

MSA brings crowds for ‘The Balancing Act’

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February 3, 2012

On the weekend of Jan. 27-29, 2012, in the Busch Student Center, the Saint Louis University Muslim Student Association presented an event called “The Balancing Act: Deen & Dunya.” The term “deen” refers to religion, and “dunya” refers to the world we live in. When asked about th...

Catholic education shouldn’t just teach success

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February 3, 2012

It so happened that when one of my students asked me about writing something for the new The University News Religion column, I was in the midst of writing a paper proposal for a conference on “The Role of the Theologian in the Public Square.” As a campus minister rather than a professional theologi...

Mass changes bring both frustration, appreciation

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February 3, 2012

“The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.” John F. Kennedy really hit the nail on the head with that one (Irish people have a way with proverbs, trust me). Nearly every aspect of the human experience is dynamic; change serves as a natural law, poking holes in seemingly...

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