Conscience

Religious Liberty: Trump DOJ Defends Catholic School in State Court

By J. Christian Adams, March 8, 2020 Unlike Eric Holder’s Justice Department, the Trump administration is on the forefront of defending First Amendment religious liberty. This Tuesday, Justice Department Civil Rights Division lawyers appeared in an Indiana state court to defend the religious... read more

Portland Archdiocese: Coronavirus or no, Communion Can Be Received on the Tongue

The new strain of coronavirus causes a respiratory disease, COVID-19, and has a fatality rate of roughly 3%. Catholic News Agency, March 5, 2020 PORTLAND, Ore. — The right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue has been affirmed by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, which noted... read more
Attorney General Dana Nessel of Michigan (left) with her "wife."

Michigan attorney general using secretive ‘hate crime unit’ to harass pro-marriage group

Damning evidence exists of Attorney General Dana Nessel's hostility toward traditional marriage. LifeSite News, January 17, 2020 Watching, listening, tracking, and compiling secret dossiers on dissidents until they are finally accused and prosecuted — these are the police-state tactics... read more

The troubling terminations you’ve never heard of

Not all abortions end an unwanted pregnancy, and that makes a difference to the women By Paul Sullins | Jan 10 2020 | Does the termination of an unwanted pregnancy harm women’s mental health? No more than giving birth in such circumstances, according to mainstream social scientists and... read more

Texas judge rejects requiring doctors to perform transition surgery and abortions

Catholic News Service, October 24, 2019 WICHITA FALLS, Texas (CNS) -- By annulling an Obama administration requirement that doctors perform gender transition procedures or treatments, as well as abortions, a federal judge in Texas has upheld the conscience rights of medical professionals across... read more

Social “Science” at the JPII Institute

By Robert Royal, August 6, 2019 The Catholic world was surprised – though not entirely so – last week when the previously announced “refounding” of the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family resulted in the firing of two prominent longtime professors and the “suspension”... read more

The Virtues of Reform

BY Stephen P. White, August 1, 2019 “Virtue” is a word that doesn’t get as much use as it ought to these days. When it is used, it’s often misused to mean something like “moral talent” – an innate quality that some people just have while others don’t. But virtue, unlike talent,... read more

Abortion Groups Release ‘Blueprint’ Calling for Unrestricted Abortion

The pro-abortion ‘wish list’ also targets Catholic hospitals, saying they should be forced to provide ‘a range of reproductive health-care services.’ By Lauretta Brown, July 29, 2019 A coalition of nearly 80 pro-abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL, recently... read more

Cardinal Gerhard Muller: ‘True Reform of the Church Is About Her Renewal in Christ’

By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, July 5, 2019 In a wide-ranging interview that discusses the Pan-Amazon synod and the Church in his home country of Germany, the cardinal says Western Christianity is experiencing a crisis of faith and spiritual leadership. The thinking behind the... read more

Basis for denying Communion

By Mary Hallan FioRito [Chicago-based Cardinal Francis George Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.], Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2019 To the Editors: In 1962, Archbishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans announced that New Orleans’ Catholic schools would officially... read more

In Reversal, DOJ Now Says Whole ACA Unconstitutional

The Justice Department had previously said it agreed changes to the ACA’s individual mandate were unconstitutional but severable from the whole law. By Nate Robson, National Law Journal, March 25, 2019 Protesters rally on March 23, 2016, in support of the Affordable Care Act’s... read more