• Can marriage help prevent dementia?

    There is a lot of evidence that marriage protects your health and makes you wealthier. Some studies show that it also tends to keep your mind in good working order, and that has now been confirmed by a review of 15 studies from Europe, North and South America, and Asia, involving more than... Read more
  • A Culture Without God Is Like a Ship Without a Pilot

    In the Liturgy of the Hours this week we read a remarkable attributed to St. Macarius, a bishop of the early Church. I marvel at its vivid imagery, and yet at the same time, questions arise in my mind as to the general application of the text. In effect, the text states that if the soul does not... Read more
  • “All the way to Heaven is Heaven”: 7 basic steps to holiness

    In keeping with the mind of the Church in these last weeks of the liturgical year, we continue our consideration of the end-times. Last week, we reflected on three of the four “last things”: death, judgment, and Hell. Today we’ll look at the more pleasant topic of Heaven. Life here... Read more
  • How (Not) to Respond to the Fall of Matt Lauer

    NBC’s Matt Lauer. CBS’s Charlie Rose. NPR’s Michael Oreskes. Amazon’s Roy Price. The New York Times’s Glenn Thrush. Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. Congress’s Al Franken and John Conyers. Who’s next? And how should we respond? I understand that... Read more
  • Catholic Christmas Ads Banned From DC Buses

    WASHINGTON — Christmas-themed ads about the “perfect gift” of the Advent season have been wrongly barred from District of Columbia buses, the Archdiocese of Washington has said in a lawsuit challenging a policy of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority against religious... Read more
  • Vatican II’s Unpublished Condemnations of Communism

    In recent weeks there have been a number of articles regarding the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Bolshevik Revolution—that is, the birthday of a bloodbath. In fact, here at the centenary of communism, the number “100” is fitting, given that 100 million is a good stab at the... Read more
  • The Right Response to the Failed Sting Op Against the Washington Post? Relief

    In the last two days, we’ve witnessed an ugly trainwreck among conservative activist journalists. The crash involved James O’ Keefe’s Project Veritas. That well-funded guerilla journalism group has a track record of investigating and exposing leftist organizations and leaders. It revealed... Read more
  • Blue States Target Little Sisters of the Poor

    WASHINGTON — Two federal courts will soon hear preliminary arguments in lawsuits filed by states that are challenging the Trump administration’s religious and moral exemptions from the federal government’s contraceptive mandate. Led by the attorneys general... Read more
  • From Darwin to Iceland: The Eugenic Solution to the ‘Undesirable’

    Last August, there was a flurry of news and commentary over reports that “Iceland is close to becoming the first country where no-one gives birth to a child with [Down] syndrome.” We were told that “on average, just one or two children with [the] syndrome are born in Iceland each... Read more
  • Pope in Burma: Peace requires justice, respect for human rights

    Naypyitaw, Burma, Nov 28, 2017 / 04:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a major speech in Burma, Pope Francis told the nation's leaders to leave conflict behind and work for peace by promoting justice and respect for the rights of all citizens, regardless of religion or ethnicity. “The arduous... Read more