• Pope Francis and Capital Punishment

    In a move that should surprise no one, Pope Francis has once again appeared to contradict two millennia of clear and consistent scriptural and Catholic teaching. The Vatican has announced that the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be changed to declare the death penalty... Read more
  • Occasion to educate

    After learning of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court, the words of Jesuit Father John Hardon came to mind: “Educate, educate, educate.” Father Hardon, named a Servant of God by the Church, was a noted theologian, writer and catechist. He spent his final years in my... Read more
  • Judge Amy Barrett’s Charismatic Affiliation: Who Are the People of Praise?

    WASHINGTON — Since the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, reports have circulated that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a federal judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a leading candidate for the country’s high court. Barrett, a Catholic, was appointed a federal judge in... Read more
  • The Unobserved Anti-Christian Bias

    When we think about the persecution of Christians at the present moment, what comes to mind for most of us are places like China, the Middle East, or pariah states like North Korea, Venezuela, or Cuba. These situations are occasionally noticed but not exactly well publicized in the... Read more
  • UK court upholds London abortion clinic buffer zone

    The High Court of England and Wales ruled Monday that a buffer zone around an abortion facility in the London borough of Ealing is legal, in a move that will likely encourage similar buffer zones in the United Kingdom. While the ban was found to interfere with the human rights of pro-life... Read more
  • Trump, Congress and the Supreme Court Nominee

    Last week what was already a bitter and partisan political moment in the country grew even more intense June 27, with the announcement that longtime Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, had submitted his retirement to President Donald Trump. The president announced last Friday that he... Read more
  • Anthony Kennedy: Reagan’s Worst Mistake

    The year was 1987. It was fall. It was November 11. It had been a tough year for President Ronald Reagan. Liberals were going bonkers with Iran-Contra as a hopeful tool to destroy a great president on the verge of winning the Cold War. The media was dubbing Iran-Contra the worst mistake of... Read more
  • Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court prompts pro-life hopes

    Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2018 / 02:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has led pro-life advocates to voice hope that his successor could help overturn Roe v. Wade in coming years. Kennedy submitted his formal resignation on Wednesday,... Read more
  • Justice Kennedy Retires, and the Legal and Political Ramifications Are Immense

    Earlier this afternoon, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. Court observers long thought it was possible that he’d step down after this most recent term, but now it’s confirmed. The moment has arrived. In the first two years of his first term, President Trump is set to... Read more
  • Supreme Court sides with pro-life pregnancy centers in California abortion case

    Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2018 / 08:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a California law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post information on programs to obtain a free or low-cost abortion. The 5-4 ruling in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates... Read more