Poll: Do you think Trump should repeal the Obama-era executive order?

An executive order under the Obama administration posed a threat to Catholic organizations who ask their employees to reflect Church teaching in their lifestyle. President Trump has initially suggested that he will keep the executive order, but religious groups are asking him to repeal it. Do you think Trump should repeal the Obama-era executive order? […]

Six resources that offer real help for post-abortive women

TeenVogue can’t make up it’s mind about abortion. On the one hand, they see the need to promote it as a nonchalant procedure that is a normal part of the teenage experience. On the other, they seem to recognize that the procedure is not the same as getting a tooth pulled at the dentist. However, in […]

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Dear UST: don’t fight Friday Fasting to sell Meatless Monday

Catholic Twitter broke into a bit of a frenzy earlier today when the Catholic University of St. Thomas (Minn.) Student Affairs Office posted a set of tweets seeming to advocate against abstaining from meat on Friday  – in order to promote the school’s Meatless Monday program in their main dining hall. The tweet contained this […]

If you think it’s necessary to ban refugees, you still need to pray for them

President Trump’s executive order on refugees has quickly become one of the most heated political decisions of his new presidency. The policy halts the refugee admissions program for 120 days. It stops all entry for 90 days of those coming from seven countries deemed to be compromised by terrorism. And it bars Syrian refugees indefinitely. […]

Poll: If you could visit one Marian apparition site where would it be?

Marian apparitions have been a rich gift throughout Church history. Messages from Mary often include encouragement to a greater conversion, new devotions, and miracles. Fewer than 20 have been established by the Holy See. If you could visit one Marian apparition site where would it be? Marian apparitions have been a rich gift throughout Church […]

In response to that pro-choice priest in TeenVogue

The last time I read TeenVogue, I was still thinking about what color my braces should be and whether my black background on MySpace looked cool or “too emo.”  But a recent article from the teen magazine that’s been making the rounds on social media is hard to ignore. It’s entitled: “I am a Priest, and […]

The feminists and the friars: How the Dominicans encountered the Women’s March

It was the day after the inauguration when hundreds of thousands of (mostly) women descended on Washington D.C. for the Women’s March, a show of solidarity against President Trump and an act of advocating for women’s rights and equality. The Women’s March was not without controversy. The organizers released a list of guiding principles including “open […]

Think finding parking in NYC is impossible? Mother Teresa thought so too

Finding parking is a pain for anyone – including St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  In July 1997, just months before her death, the 86-year old saint made a trip to New York City – in part to take care of her sisters’ parking woes. The main purpose of the trip was to to help the […]

Patron saints of refugees and immigrants, pray for us

President Trump’s order to implement stricter vetting on refugees and lower the cap for the number of refugees who can enter the United States has received criticism from many Catholic bishops and leaders throughout the country, who believe the move will only hurt innocent people fleeing war and terror. “Halting admissions of refugees for 90 […]

Poll: Do you agree with President Trump’s indefinite ban on Syrian refugees?

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven countries in the Middles East to keep out radical terrorists. The order bans entry from several countries for the next 90 days, but bans Syrian refugees indefinitely. Many bishops are concerned the order may not offer relief for the heightened needs of […]

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