• Pope calls United Arab Emirates ‘a land of coexistence’ ahead of visit

    Vatican City, Jan 31, 2019 / 02:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis expressed gratitude for his upcoming trip to the United Arab Emirates, noting it is an opportunity to promote greater peace between Muslims and Catholics. “I am happy for this opportunity offered to me by the Lord to... Read more
  • Venezuela’s End Game: Pope and Bishops Take Different Paths

    WASHINGTON — During a Jan. 28 inflight press conference on his return from World Youth Day in Panama, Pope Francis was asked to offer explicit support to Venezuelan protesters calling for their country’s embattled President Nicolás Maduro to step down. But the Pope replied that taking... Read more
  • Are Bad Catholics Still Catholics?

    Last week, on the forty-sixth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York governor Andrew Cuomo enthusiastically signed that state’s “Reproductive Health Act.” Many commentators observed that New York now has the most radical pro-abortion law of any state in the country, and criticism of... Read more
  • Fostering a Culture of Life

    I first met J. D. Flynn when he was working in the chancery in Lincoln, Neb. Through the miracle (sometimes! truly!) of Facebook, I quickly got to know his beautiful family, who include two little adopted treasures, both of whom were born with Down syndrome. The Flynns have another child now... Read more
  • Asia Bibi to live in Canada, sources say

    Asia Bibi’s ordeal may finally be coming to an end. After spending eight years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, the Pakistani Catholic mother of five has been acquitted of all charges, and is reportedly headed to Canada where she will join her family. Bibi was convicted... Read more
  • Another cringey cloning advance in China

    Scientists from the Institute of Neuroscience in China just announced they edited the genes of a group of macaque monkeys to induce mental illness and then cloned one of the males who exhibited the most severe symptoms. The procedure resulted in five cloned monkey babies. The announcement... Read more
  • UPDATE: Virginia Assembly Committee Defeats Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth

    The week before “crossover “ at the General Assembly (the last day for bills to be heard in the House or the Senate before they cross over to the opposite chamber) is always busy as many committees in both the House of Delegates and Senate push to wrap up business. This is a short... Read more
  • March for Life apologizes to Covington Catholic teens for ‘rush to judgment’

    The March for Life apologized Monday for rushing to judgment on the Covington Catholic students, saying they experienced “real and inexcusable intimidation, insults and harassment” after attending the Jan. 18 pro-life rally. The large group of teenage boys was waiting for buses back to... Read more
  • Excommunicate Cuomo

    Calls for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s excommunication have echoed across Catholic social media ever since he signed into law one of the most expansive abortion bills ever enacted. Bishops Richard Stika of Knoxville and Joseph Strickland of Tyler have joined the chorus. While noting that Cuomo is... Read more
  • Filipino leader’s visit to bomb site captures love/hate dynamic with Church

    ROME - While conveying compassion and solidarity with his citizens, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to a Catholic cathedral where Sunday’s bomb attack took place is also another sign of his odd and, at times, volatile relationship with the Catholic Church. Visiting Our Lady of... Read more