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Dobbs, Roe and the true fact of life 

For almost three generations of Americans, abortion has been not only a constitutional right but a fact of life. On June 24, 2022, the facts of life changed. In voting […]

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Rumors are circulating that Pope Francis might resign. How to react?

Over the course of his nine-plus years as pontiff, Pope Francis has strongly and consistently spoken about the sin of gossip. It is “an act of terrorism, akin to dropping […]

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This Easter, go out of your way to make new — and returning — Catholics feel welcome

After two years of pandemic uncertainty, things are beginning to get back to normal at the Vatican this Holy Week and Easter. Both Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Masses will […]

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How the world has failed Lia Thomas

When Will Thomas was in his sophomore and junior years of college at the University of Pennsylvania, he decided that he was a woman, began hormone replacement therapy and changed […]

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The lie projected onto the National Shrine

It was an appalling sight. As the annual National Prayer Vigil for Life was taking place on the inside of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception […]

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A missed opportunity to amplify the beauty and generosity of adoption

During his first general audience of 2022, Pope Francis gave a rather lovely catechesis on St. Joseph and adoption — the sixth such address in a series about the foster-father […]

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Year in Review — Meet Our Sunday Visitor’s 2021 Catholics of the Year

A year ago, as we flipped the calendar from 2020 to 2021, we thought that the worst was behind us. With new vaccinations, we thought we would beat back the […]

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Don’t miss out on Advent this year

Anyone who has ever had, or spent any time with children knows that the act of waiting isn’t a strong suit for that demographic. From the road trip cliché “Are […]

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Don’t forget to pray for our bishops as they meet in Baltimore

For the first time since November 2019, the U.S. bishops will convene in person as a body on Nov. 15-18 to discuss, debate and vote on matters in the life […]

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Texas law an opportunity to address what abortion is and what it isn’t

Abortion is back in the national spotlight in a big way — and not just as a political football to be tossed around during a presidential campaign. The controversy surrounding […]

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This is what it means to receive the Eucharist

Dear first communicants, Congratulations! What a special time this is. It is the moment you receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time. What a blessing, and what a […]

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Five lessons learned from a year of pandemic

How has it been a year? On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, saying it was “deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and […]