Mary Farrow

Mary Farrow

Articles by Mary Farrow

Fathers play on Father’s Day: The priests of two Nebraska dioceses face off in softball game

Jun 26, 2015 / 02:02 am

In the state that’s home to the College World Series, a new kind of series came to town on Father’s Day

The dark side of living 'childfree'

Jun 25, 2015 / 03:02 am

A few months ago, several writers opened up a conversation they felt was long overdue in a book titled “Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision to Not Have Kids.”

Top US bishops unwavering in support of traditional marriage ahead of Synod

Jun 17, 2015 / 02:04 am

In their spring general assembly held last week, just four months before the Synod on the Family in Rome, top U.S. bishops took a united stand in support of marriage and family life as the Church has always understood it.

Married couples to Catholic Church: Give us clear, positive teaching on marriage

Jun 14, 2015 / 15:34 pm

Alice Heinzen was with her dad and siblings on a ski trip when she froze on top of what looked like a treacherous mountain path. Her dad was waiting at the bottom, and so were her other siblings – who had all fallen down along the way.

Bowling with Bishops – and other things to expect at the World Meeting of Families

Jun 11, 2015 / 09:37 am

Bring your mitre and your bowling ball if you plan on coming to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families this fall, Archbishop Charles Chaput told 250 of his brother bishops June 10 at their General Assembly in St. Louis.

Are farming co-ops just a hipster trend? These Catholics beg to differ

May 31, 2015 / 15:01 pm

Anyone who's familiar with “Portlandia” probably remembers Colin the chicken – a heritage-breed, woodland-raised fowl who was fed a diet of sheep's milk, soy and (local) hazelnuts and lived a happy life on a (local) 4-acre farm before succumbing to its fate on the plates of two insufferable hipsters.

Renowned author, uncompromisingly Catholic: Flannery O'Connor chosen for new postage stamp

May 30, 2015 / 05:01 am

Award-winning American author and devout Roman Catholic Flannery O’Connor will appear on a new postage stamp this summer, the U.S. postal service announced last week. The stamp is decorated with peacock feathers, a tribute to the family peacock farm in Georgia where O’Connor did much of her writing.

These twin friars are taking it to the streets - and your TV - to save souls

May 19, 2015 / 03:01 am

It’s a good thing Brother Angelus wears glasses, otherwise it would be really hard to tell him apart from Brother Innocent.

Hundreds of US priests ask Synod to stand firm on Church teaching

May 16, 2015 / 15:04 pm

Nearly 1,000 United States priests made their own a petition to the fathers of the upcoming Synod, originally made public and signed by nearly 500 English priests.

Is the pill shrinking parts of women's brains? New report suggests yes

May 15, 2015 / 02:06 am

Adding to recent controversies (1) surrounding various forms of birth control (2), a new study out of UCLA suggests that the birth control pill may thin areas in a woman's brain and affect their function.

'Drinking with the Saints' – new book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits

May 6, 2015 / 03:25 am

“I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.”

Writer, sister, friend – Sr. Mary Ann Walsh remembered for 'dedication to the truth'

Apr 30, 2015 / 23:25 pm

Many journalists would say they have a passion for truth, but for Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, that took on added significance as she worked for the Church she loved.

Bullets or needles? Death penalty faces new scrutiny as states mull changes

Mar 27, 2015 / 03:04 am

Firing squads, gas chambers and the electric chair – these types of execution may seem like methods of the past, but some states in the U.S. are bringing them back, prompting a debate about the most humane form of the death penalty, or whether the very idea is a contradiction in terms.  

Prepping for media ahead of World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

Mar 8, 2015 / 05:06 am

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s visit the United Kingdom in 2010 was supposed to be a disaster. Several people were calling for his arrest upon arrival. No one was expected to show up for his audiences, except maybe a few protestors.

Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

Mar 1, 2015 / 16:23 pm

A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals.

Grandmother, florist may lose her business and home for declining gay wedding

Feb 20, 2015 / 16:01 pm

If you walk into Barronelle Stutzman’s floral business, you’re probably going to get a hug. She puts her heart into her work, from making beautiful arrangements to making customers feel like family.

Metal coils and furious women: The stunning controversy behind an FDA-approved birth control

Feb 20, 2015 / 04:02 am

Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts.  

A priest, a rabbi, and an imam walk into a website

Feb 15, 2015 / 04:05 am

It is hard to ignore the fact that religious intolerance has reached a boiling point the world over in the past year or so.

A women's shelter or a graveyard – how '50 Shades of Grey' ends in real life

Feb 11, 2015 / 04:02 am

Valentine’s Day plans do not typically include domestic abuse.

What frightens disability groups about Colorado's 'death with dignity' bill

Feb 3, 2015 / 17:35 pm

In many ways, Kari Ann Lucas is living the American Dream. She runs a law practice, has four kids, and is involved in her community.