• Pope Francis ‘helps SSPX in its plans for new headquarters in Rome’

    [caption id="attachment_79648" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo: Reggiani[/caption] Il Foglio newspaper says the Pope helped to speed up the purchase of a church and complex Pope Francis has helped the Society of St Pius X in its efforts to buy a beautiful church and complex in the centre of... Read more
  • Catholicism and “Nones”: The Data on Youth and Young Adults

    [caption id="attachment_79645" align="aligncenter" width="575"] World Youth Day pilgrims hold candles during eucharistic adoration with Pope Francis at the July 30, 2016 prayer vigil at the Field of Mercy in Krakow, Poland. (CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard)[/caption] Catholic... Read more
  • Throwing Stones: Everyone’s Favorite Fallacy

    Classical education required students, before anything else, to learn the basic building blocks of thought. In the ancient trivium, students learned grammar, logic, and rhetoric, or how language, argument, and persuasion work. As emphasis on these arts has decreased, so has our society’s... Read more
  • 5 new brain disorders that were born out of the digital age

    It's hard to remember what life was like before we had the internet at our fingertips, smartphones in our pockets, and a laptop on every desk. Today, our brains are racing to adapt to the digital age. Cognitive neuroscientists say all that time we now spend in front of screens has changed the way... Read more
  • Many Millennials Choosing ‘Puppy Parenthood’

    According to government statistics, an increasing number of women from the millennial generation are opting out when it comes to having babies. Instead, it appears they’re finding an alternative more to their liking. Why the trend for young couples becoming “child-free”? And what have... Read more
  • Try a Fatima-Focused Lent

    “Penance, penance, penance,” cried the angel, pointing to the earth with his right hand in the “Third Secret” of Fatima. This Lenten season is a perfect time to tie repentance into Fatima’s century-old call for penance and sacrifice. In his book Fatima for Today, Fatima... Read more
  • Egyptian Christians flee Sinai terror

    ISMAILIA, Egypt: Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Daesh (ISIS) militants fled the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day Sunday, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds packing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the... Read more
  • Venezuelan Catholics face backlash for opposing government

    [caption id="attachment_79589" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Violence during protests in Venezuela. Credit: Diariocritico de Venezuela via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).[/caption] Caracas, Venezuela, Feb 23, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After speaking against alleged government misconduct, human... Read more
  • Parenting: The Social Justice Issue of Our Time

    The saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world,” used to refer to the power a king’s mother wielded over the throne, but a new study proves that this old maxim still holds true for modern families. According to research by Columbia University and the London... Read more
  • Why are addicts and outcasts so often strongly religious?

    What role does religion play in the lives of the outcast and the desperate among us? Sadly, it can be difficult for such people to find their way into the Church, because there are so many obstacles to their socialisation. But they are often strongly religious, as Chris Arnade has... Read more