• Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain and the Mysteries before us All

    When Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain committed suicide within days of each other, it brought into sharp focus a troubling fact that had until then flown under most social radars: suicide has become the tenth most common cause of death in both the United States and Canada. In fact—and... Read more
  • Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Chilean Bishop at the Center of Chilean Sex-Abuse Scandal

    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Juan Barros Madrid from his post in the Diocese of Osorno, after his being accused of covering up for Chile’s most notorious abuser priest, Father Fernando Karadima. The announcement came... Read more
  • In an age of #MeToo, women take a ‘second look’ at the sexual revolution

    Washington D.C., Jun 1, 2018 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fifty years after the sexual revolution promised female empowerment through casual sex “without consequences,” scholars are looking into the far-reaching social effects of that revolution. “Unlike our forerunners in 1968, those... Read more
  • Dozens killed in protests as U.S. embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM - As the new U.S. embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem May 14, violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers. International media reported that in Gaza, at least 52 people were killed, including five under the age of 18, and some 2,000 were injured. The... Read more
  • Why Alfie Evans Didn’t Matter to So Many People

    One of the most haunting sights I've seen in a long time was Tom Evans, the father of Alfie Evans, coming out to the street in front of Alder hey hospital and robotically reading words on a page asking those who support his efforts to save his son, to stop, go home and live their lives. What... Read more
  • Toronto cardinal calls for prayers after van kills at least 10

    TORONTO, Canada  - Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street. Although officials said the April 23 incident did not appear to be terrorism, they said it did appear to be deliberate. Cabinet... Read more
  • In Syria, everyone fights their own war

    The latest chapter has only recently started. The Russian military and Syria State TV said two Israeli war planes carried out strikes on a Syrian airbase at the end of last week, a few hours after reports of a chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held enclave in eastern Ghouta, near the... Read more
  • Police killing of Stephon Clark generates national attention as questions swirl

    National scrutiny is growing around Sacramento police amid more protests over the shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American man. Before their game Sunday at Golden 1 Center, Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics players wore T-shirts bearing Clark's name. The black... Read more
  • Salvadorans Face Gangs’ Brutal Welcome as US Protections End

    LOS ANGELES — Dalia’s father did not tell her where they were going: Accompanied by a friend, her father carried Dalia on his back “into the woods” and out of El Salvador’s civil war. Their long walk in 1991 lasted 2,826 miles, until, finally, Dalia’s father set down his little... Read more
  • The escalation of pornography: a ten-year update

    Recently, for a talk in Chicago to parents of high school boys, I had to update my knowledge based on a 2009 review of the effects of pornography. On this issue the world has changed a lot in less than ten years: the use of pornography has escalated and the effects are alarming. The most... Read more