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The Covington Catholic Boys Should Forgive the Washington Post

The Catholic Church teaches about several sins that fall under the Eighth Commandment - thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Those since include rash judgement, calumny, and slander. They were on full display with the Covington Catholic incident, in which boys from Covington Catholic High School were falsely accused in the traditional media and on social media of racial harassment against a native American, following the March for Life in Washington, D.C. … [More...]

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