Culture of Life

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

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

The Pursuit of Family