• Trump Ignores Biotech Gorilla in Room

    As far as I was concerned, the SOTU speech was a huge success–as far as it went. But I am worried that the president and his administration continue to ignore  the distinct promise and dire threat humanity faces from onrushing biotechnological research. Consider: Scientists have... Read more
  • New ‘Passion of the Christ’ will be ‘the biggest film in history,’ Jim Caviezel promises

    Jim Caviezel is very much on board with director Mel Gibson's plan to shoot a sequel to The Passion of the Christ. Caviezel, 49, confirmed he will reprise his role as Jesus in the planned film about the resurrection of Christ. "There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience,"... Read more
  • ‘One Team, One People and One American Family’

    On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address to a highly polarized joint session of the U.S. Congress and a politically divided American people. One year ago, the president spoke to Congress after his inauguration, but this was his first official... Read more
  • How to watch the Super Bowl with a clean conscience

    Washington D.C., Jan 30, 2018 / 12:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Super Bowl Sunday. It's as American as apple pie, but in recent years, controversy has erupted over the beloved American pastime and – considering the risk it poses – whether or not the game of football is even worth it. Whether... Read more
  • Egypt issues suspended sentence to 19 over church attack

    CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 Muslim defendants to a one-year suspended sentence for attacking an unlicensed church south of Cairo. Wednesday’s sentence was handed down in Atfih misdemeanor court. The defendants will not have to serve prison time unless they get into... Read more
  • St. John Bosco, Eli and the Value of Spiritual Mentors

    Today the Church celebrates the Feast of St. John Bosco—a man who devoted his life to helping young people. One of the greatest blessings of our Christian faith is the witness of men and women throughout history who let go of their own needs and worked tirelessly for the good of youth and... Read more
  • Aristotle, Priests and the Art of Preaching

    Aristotle was a pagan. He died more than three hundred years before the Incarnation, and so Dante put him in the first circle of hell along with his great teacher, Plato. Yet St. Thomas Aquinas consistently referred to Aristotle as “The Philosopher,” and the Catholic intellectual... Read more
  • The Biblical Quest to See the Face of God

    One of the most extraordinary moments in the beginning of the Gospel of John is when Jesus attracts his first followers. Unlike the other three gospels, where Jesus goes out looking for disciples, here the disciples take the initiative. Here is the account in John: The next day John was... Read more
  • Pope recognizes martyrdom of Trappists in Algeria, clearing path to beatification

    ROME - It’s official: A bishop, seven Trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria between 1994 and 1996 have been recognized as martyrs by Pope Francis on Saturday. The decree signed by the pontiff was released on Saturday morning Rome time,... Read more
  • How St Teresa Benedicta reconciled with her devout Jewish mother

    Faith is an extraordinary gift. Cradle Catholics can take it for granted in a way that converts never do. But why does God give the gift to some and not to others? God is God and the ultimate mysteries of the human heart are known only to him. Meanwhile, we ponder the gift in all its... Read more