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Sweeping Reform! Dramatic change! Cumbersome, complicated procedure gone! Clearing away rules dating from 1741! Fast-track annulments in... (Read more)
Last week, the California legislature voted to allow doctors to help their patients kill themselves.   This decision is deeply... (Read more)
In the fifth century before Christ, the Greek playwright Sophocles wrote the tragedy entitled Antigone. The protagonist, Antigone, is one of... (Read more)

The 'Joy of the Gospel' and the Gospel of Life

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

What do we hope Pope Francis will take away from his September visit to Philadelphia? I hope he realizes that American Catholics in general,... (Read more)

There is no equivalence

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

Here’s a simple exercise in basic reasoning.  On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is bad, assault is worse and murder is worst.  There’s a... (Read more)
On July 1, 2015, American dentist Walter Palmer shot Cecil, the African lion, a popular attraction in Zimbabwe. The killing of Cecil... (Read more)

Creation and the future of marriage

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to re-define the nation’s marriage laws to include same-sex couples is no surprise.   Obergefell v.... (Read more)
Editor's note: This post has been adapted from Bishop Arthus Serratelli's June 26 pastoral letter to the Diocese of Paterson. The recent... (Read more)
Even before the June 18, 2015 publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment (Laudato Si’), the media delighted in reporting voices... (Read more)

What 'renewing the Church' really requires

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

Editor's note: The Archbishop’s following remarks, published by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, are a condensed and adapted version of... (Read more)

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