Coronavirus “Baby Bust” could be worse than expected: Why it matters

Coronavirus “Baby Bust” could be worse than expected: Why it matters

CNA—Amid steady forecasts of demographic decline, one economics professor says that a COVID-related “baby bust” could be worse than people predicted. A Brookings Institution report published in June said that the economic shock caused by the coronavirus, combined with the social effects of the pandemic itself, could trigger a sharp decline in births. Those predictions…
Christians must always be tourists in this earthly realm

Christians must always be tourists in this earthly realm

Who the “Wise Men” were is a recurring question for inventive debate, but the point is that these sophisticated scholars were from “a foreign country.” Here in Manhattan, tourists can be annoying when they stop suddenly to look at a novel sight. But they also do us the favor of noticing what we take for…
Archbshp Chaput: The West has forgotten its roots: Understand our role as Christians

Archbshp Chaput: The West has forgotten its roots: Understand our role as Christians

CNA – The once Christian culture of the West has forgotten its roots, Archbishop Charles Chaput said Friday, warning that basic principles of human dignity and freedom are now at risk. The leader of the Philadelphia archdiocese told an April 12 gathering of priests, seminarians, and lay people at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary’s Bishops…
Totus Tuus: Pope Benedict XVI Remembers John Paul II

Totus Tuus: Pope Benedict XVI Remembers John Paul II

VATICAN CITY  (Zenit.org)— Below is a translation of the homily delivered by Pope Benedict XVI on April 2, at the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, to mark the fourth anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. * * * [Translation from Italian:] Dear Brothers and Sisters! Four years ago, exactly today [April 2], my beloved…
THE BLESSINGS OF A CATHOLIC CLASSICAL EDUCATION

THE BLESSINGS OF A CATHOLIC CLASSICAL EDUCATION

by Andrew T. Seeley, Ph.D. Early each year, Catholics around the country took time to celebrate the blessings their schools have been, not only for the Catholic Church, but for our nation.  Catholic schools have served millions students of many faiths.  From the earliest schools established in Florida and California by Spanish missionaries, to the…