• Commission on Unalienable Rights Much Needed

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights: One of the best gifts to emerge from the Trump administration is the creation of the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights. It is a tribute to Secretary of State Mike... Read more
  • Nazi Propaganda in the Holocaust

    Propaganda tries to force a doctrine on the whole people… Propaganda works on the general public from the standpoint of an idea and makes them ripe for the victory of this idea.” Adolf Hitler wrote these words in his book Mein Kampf (1926), in which he first advocated the use of propaganda... Read more
  • “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is Still the Rule in Seminary

    “What’s it like to be a seminarian?” It’s a question I heard often enough before my ordination. A complete answer was always difficult and now, given the present state of the Church, it’s only become more challenging. Like many others who closely followed last year’s USCCB... Read more
  • Why do cardinals put their title in the middle of their name?

    Often when a Catholic cardinal is addressed, his title is put in the middle. For example, “Timothy Cardinal Dolan” is often seen at the end of official announcements or letters, and when being formally addressed at a banquet or Church function it is “His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal... Read more
  • No, Catholicism and Communism Are Not Compatible

    No sensible person has, of this writing, ever alleged that Dorothy Day was insufficiently amenable to Communism. So, that the Jesuit magazine America published a piece titled “The Catholic Case for Communism” — which asserts that Day, despite her relative sympathy for the movement, ends... Read more
  • The Vandals sack Rome….again

    An exercise in raw intellectual vandalism has been underway in Rome since July 23: what was originally known as the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family has been peremptorily but systematically stripped of its most distinguished faculty, and its core courses in... Read more
  • Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 65 in attack on funeral in Nigeria

    Villagers were walking home from a funeral in northeast Nigeria this weekend when gunmen on motorbikes surrounded them in a graveyard and opened fire. The attack bearing the hallmarks of terrorist group Boko Haram left at least 65 people dead, authorities said Monday, as residents urged... Read more
  • The Symposium on Catholic Family Life and Spirituality

    The Symposium on Catholic Family Life and Spirituality which concluded this past Sunday at Notre Dame was really a tremendous experience. I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to those of you who were praying for the effort. As we have received many inquiries about the event, I thought I would... Read more
  • From DC to Mecca, Should ‘Human Dignity’ Be the New ‘Religious Freedom’?

    In his opening remarks at the second US Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo challenged every major world religion and secular society—and also invited them in. “We all agree that fighting so that each person is free to believe, free to assemble, and to... Read more
  • Blessed Solanus Casey Exalted in Humility

    No one questioned his piety, but they did his ability to serve with full clerical faculties. And yet because of his humility and radical trust that God had indeed called him to the priesthood, Capuchin Father Solanus Casey faithfully ministered to multitudes and is counted among the... Read more