We don’t need more bland expressions of sorrow from bishops. We need public penance, resignations, and a new generation of leaders in the Catholic Church.
The speed, intensity, and content of criticism of the death penalty pronouncement suggest a fundamental disrespect for the office and person of the pope.
Marital infidelity is high, and premarital sex is the norm. Forced sterilization is a reality, and abortion rates have skyrocketed.
‘Humanae Vitae’ tells us that our bodies are good, and not intrinsically flawed. Our fertility is natural and beautiful, not something to fear and murder.
What I heard made me think twice about using the pill. It also led me on a journey that shifted my thinking about sex, my body, marriage, and our responsibility to children.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently rewrote a quadrennial advisory for Catholic voters. The timing appears geared toward influencing the 2018 midterms.
While many conservatives predicted Ireland’s abortion ban repeal would lead to the loss of other freedoms, it’s surprising how quickly it’s happening.
Catholic doctrine and a slew of mental health professionals tell me that he was beyond rational thought, and I concede the point intellectually. But I can’t emotionally.
The grace of each woman’s decision throws into relief the lurid jubilation in Ireland over the results of the May 25 referendum.
If the Eighth Amendment is repealed, Ireland will take a giant leap backwards, ironically in the name of progress.
In the judgment of both regimes, a substitute for the church, whether Orthodox or Roman Catholic, would gradually eliminate Christianity by attrition.
If the forcible removal of baptized children from non-Catholic parents was just in the nineteenth century, it remains, in principle, no less so today.
Notre Dame has been in turmoil over whether to pay for artificial contraceptives. Last week the university changed policy for the third time this academic year.
Far from making life easier for Chinese Catholics, accepting Communist control of their bishops disheartens and oppresses them further.
On this particular Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholic faithful in mainland China have an extra reason to pray for God’s mercy: their earthly leader, Pope Francis, has betrayed them.
The once-eminent Jesuit university has approved a queer-only campus residence. Georgetown officials crow this ‘is in keeping with our Catholic and Jesuit values.’
The créche is an 800-year-old emblem of divinity ushered into time and history. It is a theological symbol, not a political one.
Cardinal John Henry Newman is known for his voluminous literary works and contributions to theology, religious reform, and education. Here we present one of his Christmas sermons
Why should courts take religious freedom more seriously, given that Notre Dame administrators have effectively admitted their conscience claims were unserious?
At a time when many Catholics are troubled by the ideas of a next-generation pope with a Twitter account, these questions and arguments are of extraordinary importance.
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