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See What Happened When a Man Who Appeared Homeless Walked Into a Chick-fil-A

Nice story.

A Tennessee father is crediting Chick-fil-A with helping teach his daughter “life lessons” in his viral Facebook post about a store manager’s kindness toward a man in need. “I love teaching my daughter life lessons, and I also love being there to watch other Christians teach her life lessons. Thank you, Chick-fil-A, for taking care of the latter today,” wrote Joey Mustain in a post that has been shared over 43,000 times as of Jan. 26.
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9 Reasons the Weasleys are (Probably) a Catholic Family

Love this.

I first read the Harry Potter series before converting to Catholicism and the Weasleys were my favorite family in the books (obviously). Imagine my delight when I discovered that they’re a big Catholic family! Well….OK, the books don’t come right out and say they’re Catholic but I think there’s some solid reasons to assume they are.
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Recipe for a Perfect Love Story

Beautiful.

Until recently, Tim Harris, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the only restaurant owner in the country with Down syndrome. But what drives a restaurateur who has lived for his business to close up shop? A girl he loves more than anything. Steve Hartman reports.
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Unprecedented Violence Against Christians In 2015

The most ignored horror:

The Christian Post reported that over 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith between Nov. 1, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2015, finds Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors. 2015 surpasses 2014 the worst year for Christian persecution than any other time in modern history.
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A Father’s Brave Refusal to Give Up Son with Down Syndrome

Bravery.

Samuel Forrest faced an unimaginable choice last year after his wife threatened—it’s me or our son. Their newborn son, Leo, born January 21, 2015 in Yerevan Armenia, was unexpectedly diagnosed with Down Syndrome. His wife, Ruzan, was understandably scared, and unfamiliar with the condition. Under the pressure, she gave her husband the ultimatum.
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She Crawled

This is from a few years ago but it is devastatingly beautiful.

I didn’t know her. But, I knew her story. Her name was Lori. She was the friend of my friend, Sallie. Last year, Sallie shared Lori’s story with some of us from church. She was asking that we pray for her situation. She was battling inflammatory breast cancer, and she had been told that she would not live much longer. She had a husband and two small children under the age of seven.
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This Year, We Need to Be Wronged

Sherry Antonetti writes:

If we mean what we say in the Our Father, we should be searching out opportunities to forgive and asking for forgiveness
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Topless Abortion Feminist Converts to Pro-Life

Presumably puts a shirt on too.

Brazilian feminist Sara Winter used to work to legalize abortion. She was one of the founders of a radical group that carries out offensive topless protests at churches. Now, she says people should learn from religious women who put their faith into action – and reject the powerful forces promoting abortion in her country. What changed her mind? The birth of her child. “I understand I made a huge mistake, and I ask forgiveness from the bottom of my heart. The way to achieve public policy changes for women has nothing to do with mocking people’s religions,” she said in a Dec. 15 Facebook post.
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Notre Dame Prof. Calls Permissive Gun Laws a 'Manifestation of Racism’

Campus Reform:

A professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame published an op-ed in The New York Times linking lenient gun laws in America to racism. Prof. Gary Gutting argued “permissive gun laws are a manifestation of racism” and invoked “hatred of racism” as a motivation for the gun control movement. According to Gutting, high exposure to guns in largely poor black neighborhoods along with low restrictions on gun ownership permeates a culture of racism.
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You Are Immoral if You Eat Fish

Wesley Smith reports:

Animal rights, properly understood, is an ideology that insists the capacity to feel pain is the basis for possessing rights. Hence, several years ago, PETA claimed that eating meat is an evil equivalent to Auschwitz. Now, with some studies showing that fish may feel pain, we are told over at the Huffington Post to stop eating fish. The writer is Marc Bekoff, a professor (of course) of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. From "Science Shows Fish Feel Pain, So Let's Get Over It and Do Something to Help These Sentient Beings":
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The Good Shepherd One Pew Up

Great piece by Sherry:

He came to Mass every Sunday at nine o’clock. He and his 20-something-year-old son sat in the pew in front of us, and somehow we always wound up behind them. His son had severe autism and sometimes wore headphones to help deal with the crowd and the noise. On Thanksgiving weekend I shook hands with him at the sign of peace and told him how grateful I was for his weekly witness, how it heartened my husband and me as we dealt with our children (the 10-, eight-, seven- and four-year-old always seemed to turn into talkative squirrels at Mass). He had never complained and always beamed a great smile at the sign of peace. “See you next week,” I said. He nodded.
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