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Democrat members of Congress, including  John Lewis, participate in sit-down protest seeking a vote on gun control measures (Rep John Yarmuth via AP)

Last week’s gun control sit-in highlights how one side of the culture war has successfully linked its opinions to the most contentious periods in US history

An opponent of Planned Parenthood demonstrates in front of a new facility in Houston in January (CNS)

The House of Representatives voted to redirect the money to community health centres, but President Obama will veto the bill

Abuse survivor Dawn Eden

Dawn Eden, an American survivor of sexual abuse brings hope to others

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Mazur/www.catholicnews.org.uk)

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Members of the LCWR on a march in Louisiana (Photo: Frank J Methe)

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John Boehner, the new Speaker of the House, is guided by the teaching of the Church (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts)

His Catholic predecessor, who did not, has done untold harm

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the Angelus at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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