Culture of Life

Making the case for marriage

By Brian Fraga, Our Sunday Visitor, February 7, 2020 Statistics tell a troubling story about the state of marriage as an institution. Various social surveys indicate that anywhere from 25% to slightly more than 40% of all marriages end in divorce within the first five years. Scarred by the... read more

Little Sisters return to Supreme Court for third time in new contraception case

The Supreme Court has twice protected the Catholic nuns. Now their case is before the Court once again. LifeSite News, January 17, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The Supreme Court will once again weigh in on the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor in their... read more

When does the Christmas season end?

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia, January 06, 2020 Is it December 26? January 6? February 2? In secular culture the Christmas season begins around Halloween and ends on December 26. However, in the Roman Catholic Church, the liturgical season of Christmas only begins on December 25 and lasts much... read more
Priests of the Society of St. Pius X. Father Patrick Rutledge, the parish rector, is on the left.

The Christian Withdrawal Experiment

Feeling out of step with the mores of contemporary life, members of a conservative-Catholic group have built a thriving community in rural Kansas. Could their flight from mainstream society be a harbinger for the nation? By Emma Green, Atlantic, December 31, 2019 Half an hour down the... read more

Ignatius Critical Editions present great literary works, reject fad and fashion

[Joseph Pearce was the featured speaker at our Catholic Citizens of Illinois Monthly Forum Luncheon on December 8, 2017--Ed.] By Paul Senz, Catholic World Report, December 26, 2019 “There is no nonsense,” says series editor Joseph Pearce about the Ignatius Critical Editions, “no... read more

CHASTITY EDUCATION IS WORKING

by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 18, 2019    Values-based curriculum challenges Planned Parenthood agenda CARACAS, Venezuela (ChurchMilita.com) - A curriculum centered on values and virtue, "Alive to the World," has been taking the... read more
"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

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, December 20, 2019 A new book by the Pontifical Biblical Commission cannot be read as opening the Catholic Church to the acceptance of gay marriage or homosexual unions, said the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. "In reality,"... read more

Pro-life mom beats world record for fastest half-marathon while pushing baby stroller

By Martin Barillas TULSA, Oklahoma, December 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A pro-life mother accomplished a world record for fastest half-marathon while pushing her baby daughter in a stroller. This happened despite race officials’ objections to the pro-life messaging she and her teammates put... read more

The Pursuit of Family

Just Wanting It Makes You Happier by: John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris, December 5, 2019 We’ve reached a barking point in American history. (Yeah, I’m sorry for that one.) A few years ago, for the first time ever, the number of dogs in this country surpassed the number of children... read more

Bishops vote to revise strategic priorities for the early 2020s

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service, November 11, 2019 The U.S. bishops voted overwhelmingly Nov. 11 in Baltimore on a revised set of strategic priorities to take them into the next decade. The vote was 214-4 to adopt the new set of strategic priorities and plans for 2021-24, with two... read more

U.S. bishops debate how to integrate Pope Francis’ broader pro-life focus

By Michael J. O’Loughlin, America, November 11, 2019 With the first 2020 presidential primary contest less than three months away, U.S. bishops are debating language accompanying the voting guide issued by the conference before each presidential election cycle. While the bulk of the debate... read more
Protestors in Warsaw, Poland, 0otside the apostolic nunciature demanding the resignation of Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Krakow, for likening the LGBTQ community and the rainbow flag to a "communist plague." (CNS photo/Dawid Zuchowicz, Agencja Gazeta via Reuters)

Krakow’s Archbishop Jędraszewski under fire for remarks about “rainbow plague”