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In the News: Napa Legal Report

De-Platforming: The Threat Facing Faith-Based Nonprofits   Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Napa Legal's recently published report, De-Platforming: The Threat Facing Faith-Based Nonprofits, was the subject of a Fox News segment featuring EPPC President Ryan Anderson. The segment discusses Executi...

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COVID Restrictions on Religion: I’m Still Attending Mass from My Church Parking Lot

Originally posted by USA Today:    COVID Restrictions on Religion: I'm Still Attending Mass from My Church Parking Lot I'm not just missing the smells and bells, the stained glass and the statues. I'm missing the people.   I never thought I’d watch Mass from the front sea...

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Faith Crisis Amid Health Crisis: Catholics Need the Mass to Return

Originally posted by National Catholic Register:    Faith Crisis Amid Health Crisis: Catholics Need the Mass to Return COMMENTARY: The faithful require — and deserve — something more tangible than the online Mass.   A year into the coronavirus pandemic, the death toll i...

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Will The Catholic Church Pass the Joe Biden Test?

Originally posted by National Catholic Register:    Will The Catholic Church Pass the Joe Biden Test? The U.S. bishops’ collaboration with the new administration on areas of common ground cannot be accompanied by actions that spread confusion over Catholic teaching in other areas. &n...

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Archbishop José Gómez: A Profile in Episcopal Courage

Originally posted by First Things:   During their annual meeting in November of last year, a critical mass of the Catholic bishops of the United States recognized that Joe Biden’s election to the presidency had brought the Church to a critical point.   The president-elect had...

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Believe In God | Believe In People

Believe In God | Believe In People The Remarkable Connections Between Catholicism and Charles Koch’s New Book   The Napa Institute is a long-time partner of Stand Together, a philanthropic community founded by business leader Charles Koch. With Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks, Charles h...

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Woke Capitalism Will Drive Faith Out of Business

Originally posted by USA TODAY:   Woke Capitalism Will Drive Faith Out of Business Woke capitalism is forcing business owners to choose ideological sides or get out of business.   When I started my first business 40 years ago, I had to ask myself a lot of questions. Where should...

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If You Sup With The Devil

Originally posted by First Things:   "If you sup with the devil, you’d better bring a long spoon.” In dealing with China, it’s a piece of folk wisdom the Vatican might want to take more seriously.   Concordats have a long and checkered pedigree in Christian history. Over ...

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Can the Church Fix the Internet?

As Catholics, we are rooted in the incarnation - God became flesh to redeem a people, a people that went on to redeem an empire, and an empire that became a Church to redeem the world. The redemption of the temporal order is core to who we are and what we practice. We touch God sacramentally and com...

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Keeping Your Inner Peace in a Time of Chaos

Peace is defined as “a state of tranquility or quiet.” As believers, we know that true and total peace can only be found in a relationship with Christ. It’s easy to have inner peace when things are going well. But when we experience fear, anxiety, depression, and other tumultuous emotions, we ...

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