Demographics

Half of Christians, majority of Catholics, say fornication is ‘sometimes or always’ acceptable

The study highlights the rise of so-called 'sexual atheism,' in which people profess belief in Christianity but ignore its teachings on sexuality and marriage. Jonathon Van Maren Blog September 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Back in 2014, a study conducted by the online dating website... read more

More new bishops than priests to be ordained this year amid vocations crisis

This is not sustainable - we have nobody coming after us, said Fr Paddy Byrne, parish priest of Abbeyleix and Ballyroan, Co Laois Sarah Mac Donald, August 18 2020 More new bishops will be ordained in Ireland this year than new priests, amid a crisis in vocations, a well-known parish priest... read more

Catholic Church in Germany Lost a Record Number of Members Last Year

According to the new figures, the number of Catholics in the country fell from 23 million in 2018 to 22.6 million in 2019. Catholic News Agency WASHINGTON — A record number of Catholics formally left the Church in Germany in 2019, according to official figures released Friday. The... read more

The other ‘marriage story’: divorce is at a 40-year low

And more kids are being raised in intact families By Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 6 2020 | The rise of divorce and the decline of marriage following the sexual revolution have destabilised the family life of two generations and have been the source of much unhappiness both for children and... read more

We’re #1! The USA Now Leads the World in Rate of Single Mothers

We’re #1! The USA Now Leads the World in Rate of Single Mothers By Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline, December 16, 2019 Pew research recently compiled some data on single-parent homes, worldwide. As I’ve already given away in the title, America is first and it’s not even that... read more

Contraceptive use linked to shrinking brain size, researchers find

By Paul Smeaton CHICAGO, December 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A study recently presented to the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) suggests that taking contraceptive pills may shrink a woman’s brain size. The study looked at MRI scans of 50 healthy women, 21 of whom were taking... 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

NEW STUDY LINKS PREMARITAL SEX WITH SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 19, 2019    Study: 'Generalized beliefs that uncommitted sex is okay ... can contribute to the failure of a marriage' You are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our... read more

Artificial Birth Control — A Battle Lost

BY ROBERT V. THOMANN, AUGUST 16, 2019 A battle is a confrontation between an enemy invading to dominate and a friend defending to protect. In the Church, a most crucial battle has been fought for many decades between a culture that has invaded to dominate with artificial birth control (ABC) as... read more

Pope Francis warns against sovereignism: “It leads to war”

In an interview, the pontiff says: «Europe shall not break apart, it must be saved, it has human and Christian roots». «Ursula von der Leyen can revive the strength of the Founding Fathers» With Domenico Agasso, Jr. , LaStampa, August 9, 2019 VATICAN CITY. The Pope opens the door on time... read more

Only 26% of US Catholics under 40 Believe in the Real Presence, and That’s No Accident

By Steve Skojec, August 6, 2019 New research from Pew published this month indicates that only 26% of US Catholics under the age of 40 believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. In his book, Index of Leading Catholic Indicators, Kenneth C. Jones cites a 1994 poll conducted by... read more
Pope Francis is greeted by a member of an indigenous group from the Amazon region Peru, January 19, 2018.

In new interview, pope explains aim of synod, warns against nationalism