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The Pelican Group Announces Name Change and Expanded Services The Pelican Group Announces Name Change and Expanded Services

The Pelican Group – August 31, 2015 BRADENTON, FL – AUGUST 31, 2015 – John M. Whelan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Pelican Group (formerly known as O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, Inc.) announced Monday the adoption of the Company’s new name, The Pelican Group, along with the elevation of Mrs. Sharon Kucia, the Company’s current... » Full post


Putting Planned Parenthood’s “Only 3%” Claim In Proper, Moral Context Putting Planned Parenthood’s “Only 3%” Claim In Proper, Moral Context

The Catholic World Report – August 25, 2015 Americans love to place moral matters in the realm of equations and numbers because it instantly turns everything into flat percentages and lifeless digits I rarely watch “The O’Reilly Factor” (which too often comes off as an hour-long infomercial for books titled Killing So-and-So), but I just caught a... » Full post


Pope Francis on the Divorced and Remarried: 10 Things to Know and Share Pope Francis on the Divorced and Remarried: 10 Things to Know and Share

National Catholic Register – August 5, 2015 Pope Francis recently gave a general audience in which he discussed the situation of those who have divorced and remarried without an annulment. His remarks are particularly significant in light of the upcoming Synod on the Family and the proposals to give Holy Communion to those in this situation. They also attracted attention... » Full post


Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error” says President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error” says President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

USCCB – June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops... » Full post


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News of the Church

DC choir hopes Pope Francis will sing along

Washington D.C., Sep 3, 2015 / 06:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month hope to stir the. […] » Full Post

Source: CNA Daily News - US |

Are Pope Francis and the US bishops split? Don't believe the critics.

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 3, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of the papal visit to the U.S., some critics have painted a narrative pitting Pope Francis against the “conservative” American bis. […] » Full Post

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Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Berryville, Va., Sep 2, 2015 / 04:38 pm (CNA).- Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots by embracing env. […] » Full Post

Source: CNA Daily News - US |

Philadelphia seminary plants, blesses a tree for Pope's day for care of creation

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 2, 2015 / 02:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Responding to Pope Francis' call for Catholics around the world to observe Sept. 1 as a Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, St. Charles. […] » Full Post

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Business News

Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed. » Full Post

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Tom Brady Wins, NFL Loses 'Deflategate' Case

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for “Deflategate.” » Full Post

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Market News

The Laws of Economics Mock the FCC

When FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wheeled about and, under pressure from the White House, scrapped plans for a net neutrality compromise in favor of a much more radical and pervasive regulation of the Int. […] » Full Post

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The Wage-Price Spiral Breaks Down

The wage-price spiral is dead - or at least dormant. As the Federal Reserve debates when to raise short-term interest rates, this is good news. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has indicated she'd like to begin. […] » Full Post

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History Shows Over and Over That Currencies Don't Lie

Much has been written on the "Dutch Disease" - how countries relying on their natural resources often fall on hard times, failing to develop. A Chinese observer, Laozi, in 81 BC had this to say: "A co. […] » Full Post

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Don't Buy The Stock-Market Dip This Time

"Buy the Dip Becomes Buy the Correction as S&P 500 Bounces at 11%," a Bloomberg Business article on August 25th cried out. Indeed, since March of 2009, "buying the dip" has been the proper investment. […] » Full Post

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