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What I learned at the presynod gathering

By Katie Prejean-McGrady It has been nearly a month since the beginning of the presynod gathering on “Young people, the faith and vocational discernment,” in Rome, and other than the […]

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Cowboys, infertility and deeper moral questions

Most people still remember the story of Nadya Suleman, dubbed “Octomom,” a single woman who used in vitro fertilization to become pregnant with eight babies simultaneously. Suleman had asked her […]

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Memory, identity and patriotism

The second volume of my biography of St. John Paul II, “The End and the Beginning,” benefited immensely from the resources of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance [IPN, from its […]

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Hope continues on

During these past two months, different experiences have put the cross and the Resurrection into my heart. There was the passing of a number of people: a colleague who suffered […]

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A pro-life opportunity

“Pro-life includes sensible gun control.” It was one among a forest of signs at the recent March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., that attracted hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, […]

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A reflection on heaven

Every person in the world who has ever been created not only has individual physical, emotional and psychological features, but also has a unique soul. Have you ever thought about […]

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By faith we live in the Lord

Guest commentary by Father John Catoir Over the years, I return time and again to my favorite Scripture quotes. Let’s unpack them together and see what the Lord has in […]

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The wrong-headedness of ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuits

At its core, the idea of a “wrongful birth” claim is unreasonable and ethically incoherent. Parents who bring these lawsuits against obstetricians and hospitals claim that medical professionals should have […]

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What’s the buzz? A live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ on Easter

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Television viewers on Easter weekend will be pulled from the Old Testament on Holy Saturday to the New Testament on Easter. ABC is showing the Cecil B. […]

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A crisis of authority: ‘Humanae Vitae’ 50 years later

In the spring of 1968, almost three years after the Second Vatican Council closed, hope was still high that artificial contraception would no longer be considered a mortal sin. Rumors […]

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The art of slow living: When calligraphy becomes prayer

Erica Tighe was 26 when she made the leap: She would set out on her own to be a calligrapher. Full time, in order to pay her $800 rent, cellphone […]

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The Jordan Peterson phenomenon

Like many others, I have watched the Jordan Peterson phenomenon unfold with a certain fascination. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you don’t spend a lot of time […]