Public Policy

Bishop Paprocki: Catholic Church Can Provide a Clear Path for COVID-19 Response

Catholic principles of ordinary and extraordinary means of preserving life can aid society’s approach to pandemic, the Illinois bishop says in a recent essay. By Judy Roberts, September 18, 2020 As the coronavirus shutdowns stretched into months, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield,... read more

Young doctor explains why he’s against forced COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Leland Stillman decried the 'political theater' surrounding the coronavirus, which he noted ‘is not nearly as virulent or deadly as it was made out to be originally.’ By Martin Bürger RICHMOND, Virginia, September 10, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A COVID-19 vaccine should not be... read more

Coronavirus Stalks in the Darkness, But Do Not Be Afraid

Msgr. Charles Pope Blog, July 18, 2020 I write this from my perspective as a priest responsible for the care of souls; I do not claim to be a medical expert. My pastoral concern is that we as a nation and as a Church have succumbed to excessive fear, which bespeaks a spiritual problem. The... read more

ABP. VIGANÒ: THE FAITHFUL AND PRIESTS ARE RIGHT TO FEEL ABANDONED

By Marco Tosatti, Stilum Curiae, April 29, 2020    'Bishops, you are accountable for souls who die without the sacraments' April 29, 2020 - feast of Saint Catherine of Siena Marco Tosatti: Your Excellency, the latest decree of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has disregarded the... read more

It’s Time to Treat the Church’s Essential Services as Essential

COMMENTARY: What God provides humanity through the Church is as essential a service as ever. Fr. Roger Landry Blog, April 28, 2020 In different parts of the United States and other parts of the world, we are reaching what many are calling “Phase 2” in the response to the coronavirus... read more

Caution, panic a delicate balance in Rome as coronavirus empties city

By Elise Ann Allen, Crux, March 5, 2020 ROME - With more events being cancelled and popular sites growing increasingly vacant amid Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, many in Rome find themselves torn between exercising caution and wanting to avoid panic. Speaking of the recent decision to send... read more

The ERA Died Decades Ago (So Why Are the Losers Still Fighting?)

The ERA Died Decades Ago (So Why Are the Losers Still Fighting?) COMMENTARY: For nearly 50 years, the Equal Rights Amendment has been scrutinized and firmly rejected for one simple reason: It’s not about equal rights for women — and pretending otherwise will never make it so. By Sue... read more

Pope Francis repeats opposition to life imprisonment: ‘Not the solution’

By Dorothy Cummings McLean VATICAN CITY, September 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Pope Francis repeated his opposition to life sentences for criminals — such as serial killers, child-abusers, and repeat sex offenders — in an address to prison workers on Saturday morning. The pontiff... read more

Stigmatizing and Prosecuting Pornography

by Gerard V. Bradley, September 08, 2019 Unless adults are willing to make dramatic changes to their own moral and legal rules about pornography, we shall keep playing what amounts to game of Russian roulette with the formation of our children when it comes to one of the most precious parts... read more

One Word Could Destroy Catholic Education

BY PATRICK J. REILLY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 In three amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court filed last month, the bishops and Catholic educators—together with other major religious groups—urged the Court to uphold the meaning of “sex.” It’s one little word. But if the Court gets it... read more

From “Home-Alone America” to “Primal Screams”: in 15 Years or Less

By Mary Eberstadt, August 28, 2019 This week, Templeton Press is releasing my new book, Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. [1] Because the Faith and Reason Institute is my happy professional home, I’d like to set aside standard book promo, and instead share... read more