Why America’s Birth Rate is Still Tanking: The Cost of Raising a Child and Lost Millennial Wealth

Why America’s Birth Rate is Still Tanking: The Cost of Raising a Child and Lost Millennial Wealth

It’s been 10 years since the Great Recession ended. Yet, despite robust economic growth and low employment over the past two years, births in the United States have continued to plummet. Before the Great Recession, the fertility rate—the number of children women have on average during their lifetimes—had been on the rise. But once the…
Project Rachel founder to receive Evangelium Vitae Medal

Project Rachel founder to receive Evangelium Vitae Medal

South Bend, Ind., Oct 7, 2019 —CNA— The University of Notre Dame announced Sunday that Vicki Thorn will receive the 2020 Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal in recognition of her pro-life efforts. Thorn, founder of Project Rachel and executive director of the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing, will receive the award at an…
The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

On October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, more than on any other feast day, I feel especially emboldened in faith and hope, no matter what the anti-common sense, anti-life, anti-Christian news of the day!  The reason is simple.  The power of praying the Rosary was manifest in such a remarkable, historical…
‘If we are spiritually sterile, we will have no future,’ bishop tells Ruthenian eparchy

‘If we are spiritually sterile, we will have no future,’ bishop tells Ruthenian eparchy

This bishop is inspiring and practical! – CBJ ed.   CNA—In many ways the Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma, a local Church of the Byzantine rite in the midwestern United States, faces the same problems as the Church throughout the world: shrinking and aging parishes, fallout from scandals, financial strain. But they feel them perhaps all the…
A World of Difference: Clear communication vs Lukewarm statements

A World of Difference: Clear communication vs Lukewarm statements

God spat out the lukewarm. He was very clear there was no place for the lukewarm in His Kingdom.  For most of us, that’s typically where the matter ends.  Stand up for principles that matter, don’t be a doormat, and get on with life.  But as a young professional, I’ve begun to notice how often…
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