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Boston strong

If one overwhelming theme has struck James P. O’Sullivan since two bombs shook Boston on April 15, the Kansas City-area native finds that it is solidarity.
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Chasing the mirage

After President Barack Obama lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research on March 8, pro-life advocates waited for the other shoe to drop.
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Cause for concern

As Gov. Kathleen Sebelius departs for a probable Cabinet position in the Obama administration, she leaves with a prayer from her archbishop — and hopes for her reform of conscience.
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Putting a priority on marriage

When the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Marriage and Family Life met here, they were a little like Moses and the wandering Israelites: They knew where they were headed — but they didn’t have a map.