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The Catholic Faith is Beautiful

By Matt D’Antuono | If you try to argue with someone today that truth is objective, you will likely be called narrow-minded. If you try to argue with someone today that there are objective standards of right and wrong, you...

Vincent Lambert and the ‘Brain Death’ Debate

By Edward Pentin | ROME — Vincent Lambert’s life remains precarious despite the severely disabled Frenchman having his life support switched off and then turned back on yesterday after a court intervention. Lambert, 42, has...

When Parents Divorce, Who Gets Custody of the Frozen Human Embryos?

By Peter Jesserer Smith | HARTFORD, Conn. — When parents split up and cannot agree on what happens to their frozen human embryos, who gets custody? The Connecticut Supreme Court is the latest...

How to Make Europe Family-Friendly Again

By Solène Tadié | BUDAPEST, Hungary —  Since 2015, Europe seems to have entered the continent’s long-predicted “demographic winter” — and a recent conference held at the end of last month discussed how...

Father Pivonka Appointed Franciscan University President

By Catholic News Agency | STEUBENVILLE - Franciscan University of Steubenville announced that Fr. David Pivonka, TOR, has been appointed the university’s seventh president. “It’s both humbling...

‘Doers of the Law’ Are Justified, Says St. Paul

By Dave Armstrong | Romans 2:5-13 [RSV]: “But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. For he will render to every man according...

‘The Work of Each Will Be Revealed With Fire’

By Claire Dwyer | “Mommy, why are two churches burning?” His little face looked up at mine, hair tousled, eyes troubled. He was thinking of the photos he had seen of the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He was thinking...

Pelosi Says Pro-Life Laws Show ‘Lack of Respect’ for Women

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has condemned the recent passage of pro-life laws in several states and accused pro-life lawmakers of being afraid of...

Guilt, Like Pain, Exists to Prevent Our Self-Destruction

By Fr. Dominic Bouck | Ashlyn Blocker is in many respects a normal American teenage girl. She lives with her family, has fun with her friends, watches TV and sings pop music. But there is something different about her —...

Georgetown Visitation Alumnae Respond to ‘Heartbreaking Betrayal’

By Ed Condon/CNA | WASHINGTON - Former students of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School have published an open letter challenging a recent decision they say undermines the Catholic identity of the...