Culture of Life

Where Francis Leads, We Can’t Follow

By Michael Warren Ware, October 22, 2020“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because of it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I... read more

Vatican reaffirms opposition to euthanasia, warns such patients cannot receive sacraments

By Joshua J. McElwee Vatican, National Catholic Reporter, September 22, 2020 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is firmly reiterating its objection to the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, calling the intentional killing of sick patients an "intrinsically evil act" akin to murder and... read more

Archbishop Paglia buries the abortion issue…again

By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Aug 28, 2020 Since Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia was named President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, it seems to have become impossible for the Academy to shed light on any particular threat to life in our world. One need look no further to establish the Academy’s vacuity... read more

The Indisputably Best Way to Raise a Saint

By Dan Millette, OnePeterFive, August 13, 2020 What occasionally keeps me up at night, besides the yappy dog a few houses over, is wondering how to raise my children to become saints. There are so many questions my wife and I ponder. How do we get our children to a reverent Mass? Will... read more

The Real Work of Parenting a Rare Girl

The therapists who saw my daughter with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome as ‘abnormal’ missed the light in her eyes—and a deep lesson about love By Heather Lanier, WSJ, July 23, 2020 When I was first pregnant in 2011, I went above and beyond the prenatal guidelines to make what I thought was... read more

Comfort for Today From Our Old Friend, Job

By James Sale, May 26, 2020 The title song for the 1960s film “Alfie,” starring Michael Caine, had the opening line: “What’s it all about, Alfie?” Of course, this is an age-old question, and also a profound one, because whoever and wherever we are, this question keeps popping up. Some... read more

How John Paul II reminded us that liberty and truth are inseparable

By Samuel Gregg, Acton Institute Powerblog, May 18, 2020 On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the late John Paul II’s birth, it’s worth underscoring that one theme which permeated his pontificate from its beginning to the end was that of truth. Many remember Pope John Paul II as... read more

Anderson Cooper and the New Normal

Why Surrogacy Is Oppression By John Stonestreet and Maria Baer, 05/8/20 A couple of weeks ago, a woman had a baby. Childbirth, of course, happens tens of thousands of times a day in the United States, but this baby was a product. A couple paid a doctor and an agency to secure the child.... read more

Pavone: With transfer pending, campaign work a matter of ‘conscience’

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, April 21 2020 Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, says he will serve in leadership positions in the 2020 campaign to reelect President Donald Trump. While the priest told CNA that concerns about his political and ecclesiastical... read more

“You Will See the Glory of God”

By Fr. Robert P. Imbelli, The Catholic Thing, March 29, 2020 In the often-mindless wake of Vatican II, many tried mightily to tame the sting of death. We substituted the funereal black vestments of our Requiem Masses with multi-colored stoles. We banished the “Dies Irae” to the soothingly... read more
Priests of the Society of St. Pius X. Father Patrick Rutledge, the parish rector, is on the left.

The Christian Withdrawal Experiment

"What Is Man? An Itinerary of Biblical Anthropology," is the result of five years of study by scripture scholars and theologians on the Pontifical Biblical Commission. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Biblical document does not signal opening to gay marriage, official says

The Pursuit of Family