We Christians Face a Difficult Road Ahead

We Christians Face a Difficult Road Ahead

If someone were to tell you there is a new religion sweeping across America and the west, would you be surprised? What if that person could show you this has been in discussion since the early 20th century, would that make you start to listen? What’s Happening Has Been Planned for More than a Century…

What Catholics should know about brain death

What Catholics should know about brain death

CNA—The Catholic Church is clear in its teaching on when life begins: at conception. On death— described as “the end of man’s earthly pilgrimage”— the Church teaches in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that “life is changed, not ended;” that death represents the moment of “the separation of the soul from the body.” While…

Stanford University Scientists Caught Using Aborted Babies’ Fingers in Tax-Funded Experiments

Stanford University Scientists Caught Using Aborted Babies’ Fingers in Tax-Funded Experiments

LifeSite News—A federal complaint filed against Stanford University on Tuesday includes disturbing details about how scientists are using aborted babies’ fingers in taxpayer-funded experiments. The complaint came from an animal rights group called the White Coat Waste Project, which aims to end taxpayer-funded experiments on animals, Fox News reports. It accused the university of failing to…

Ireland: New Law Makes it a Crime to Celebrate or Attend Public Mass

Ireland: New Law Makes it a Crime to Celebrate or Attend Public Mass

CNS—The head of the Irish bishops’ conference said the government’s move to criminalize attendance at Mass as part of COVID-19 regulations was a “potential infringement of religious freedom and of constitutional rights.” “The precise provisions are unclear and at first reading appear to be draconian, going further than the restrictions we have been cooperating with…

Judge Rules Texas Can Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

Judge Rules Texas Can Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

A state judge has ruled Texas can defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Siding with state officials, a judge in Travis County declined Planned Parenthood’s bid to block state officials from removing the abortion company from the state Medicaid program. State District Judge Lora Livingston said Planned Parenthood did not prove its contention that state…

Week 1: Lenten Reflections with the Icon: The Face of the Icon

Week 1: Lenten Reflections with the Icon: The Face of the Icon

This week I invite you to quietly look upon the face of this icon of Christ… Take note of the size of the eyes, the fineness of the nose, the delicacy of the mouth, because in the upcoming weeks we’ll be taking a closer look at each of these features of the face. There is…

Archbishop Naumann resident Joe Biden “should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic” because “his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching”

Archbishop Naumann resident Joe Biden “should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic” because “his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching”

Speaking with Catholic World Report, Naumann flatly said that Biden “should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic” while acknowledging that his abortion views stand in direct opposition to the Catholic Church. “Mr. Biden professes to be a devout Catholic, yet is 100% pro-choice on abortion. How do you think America’s bishops ought to respond…

A Student Speaks Out: Catholic University of America cancels Abby Johnson, campus pro-life club devastated

A Student Speaks Out: Catholic University of America cancels Abby Johnson, campus pro-life club devastated

When I decided to return to class at Catholic University of America in the spring, I knew things would be different. I was ready to face the challenge of the COVID-19 restrictions, as well as the political climate revolving around the election and BLM movement. What I was not ready for was to watch as…

Former President Trump Declared January 22, 2021: NATIONAL SANCTITY FOR HUMAN LIFE DAY

Former President Trump Declared January 22, 2021: NATIONAL SANCTITY FOR HUMAN LIFE DAY

Before leaving office, former President Trump issued a Formal U.S. Presidential Proclamation of January 22, 2021, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.  The link to this proclamation has been deleted from the White House website archives by pro-abortion Biden/Harris staff.  But no problem, we print the document below: NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP,…

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters

Archbishop Cordileone’s Response to Speaker Pelosi’s Comments About Pro-Life Voters Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone January 21, 2021 On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized prolife voters who voted for Donald Trump on the abortion issue, saying their votes cause her “great grief as a Catholic” and accusing them of “being willing to sell the…

Victory for Life in Louisiana

Victory for Life in Louisiana

With 100% of the precincts reporting, the live results for Louisiana Amendment 1, which would update the state’s constitution to say that “nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion,” are as follows: Louisiana Amendment 1 – Ban Abortion Rights – Ballot…

Texas bishop calls for prayer until election result is ‘officially authenticated’

Texas bishop calls for prayer until election result is ‘officially authenticated’

CNA—While the U.S. bishops’ conference congratulated presumptive president-elect Joe Biden on the election results this weekend, the bishop of Fort Worth has called for prayer, saying the vote tallies are not yet official. “This is still a time for prudence and patience as the results of the presidential election have not been officially authenticated,” Bishop…

As a Catholic, How You Chose to Vote Matters A Great Deal

As a Catholic, How You Chose to Vote Matters A Great Deal

In one survey of grammarians, two words deemed to be among the most beautiful sounding in the English language were Agape and Philadelphia. The problem is that these actually are Greek. There also are many aphorisms in the English language that have become so familiar that one may not realize that their sources are in…

Pope Francis’ homosexuality comments heavily edited in documentary, Vatican has no comment on civil unions

Pope Francis’ homosexuality comments heavily edited in documentary, Vatican has no comment on civil unions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Son became Baptized Catholic, and He’s not alone

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Son became Baptized Catholic, and He’s not alone

London—CNA—The son of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was baptized a Catholic earlier this month, the Diocese of Westminster said Tuesday. In a statement Sept. 22, the diocese said: “We can confirm that Wilfred Johnson was baptized in Westminster Cathedral on Sept. 12, 2020, in a private ceremony, attended by both parents and a small…

Fascinating Book Review: The History of the Negro Leagues, Major League Baseball, Chicago and Ernie Banks

Fascinating Book Review: The History of the Negro Leagues, Major League Baseball, Chicago and Ernie Banks

— a review of Ron Rapoport’s “Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks” — I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, so I carried the tag “North Sider” when it came to baseball. And this meant being a Cubs fan in a city divided by the Cubs…

Catholic Nobel Prize Laureate: North Ireland’s John Hume remembered as great peacemaker

Catholic Nobel Prize Laureate: North Ireland’s John Hume remembered as great peacemaker

CNA—Retired politician and Nobel laureate John Hume, a major leader in the effort to secure peace in Northern Ireland, died Monday at the age of 83. Many leaders in the region praised his success in responding to one of Europe’s longstanding conflicts. “I was leader of a great team of people, all of whom have…

Flannery O’Connor should be studied, not cancelled, scholar tells Loyola leaders

Flannery O’Connor should be studied, not cancelled, scholar tells Loyola leaders

CNA—Fordham Professor Angela Alaimo O’Donnell has studied Flannery O’Connor, an American Catholic author from the South, rather extensively. She wrote a book on O’Connor’s treatment of racial issues specifically, entitled “Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor.” Petitioning the University When the Fordham professor heard that Flannery O’Connor’s name would be removed from a residence hall…

Ideas on Conversion

Ideas on Conversion

Tied to my garden by a number of convalescing’s that have ganged up on me, I have been thinking of some words that we chew over a lot in religious settings. Words we use to pinpoint events, or human experiences. And one of them is conversion. Sounds very special—something that does not go in, in…

Father and Son: A very special Father’s Day!

Father and Son: A very special Father’s Day!

CNA—Edmond Ilg, 62, has been a father since the birth of his son in 1986.  But on June 21, he became a “father” in a whole new sense: Edmond was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark (New Jersey).  It was Father’s Day. Making the day even more special, it was Edmond’s son —…