Mary Farrow

Mary Farrow

Articles by Mary Farrow

Strong online boundaries make for the happiest relationships, study finds

Dec 27, 2019 / 02:55 am

Cutting ties with old flames, before the internet, used to be easy.

St. Augustine and a patient husband led this long-searching Christian to Catholicism

Dec 26, 2019 / 15:01 pm

For Colorado native Juliana Pybus, faith has always been a central part of her life.

Mentors are key in program to get civilly married couples back to Church

Dec 24, 2019 / 06:45 am

When Mary Rose Verret first welcomed Douglas and Elizabeth into her home, Douglas’ boots squished with the sewage he worked with, and Elizabeth smelled of french fries from her fast food job. Douglas was also just a few years of out jail.

Are millennial Christians really killing evangelization?

Dec 23, 2019 / 15:06 pm

Millennials are notoriously blamed for being killers of previously-thought-necessary industries and activities: Applebees. Napkins. Golf. Mayonnaise. Lunch. And so on.

Erie diocese opens sainthood cause of lay educator, advocate for those with disabilities

Dec 20, 2019 / 15:45 pm

When Dr. Gertrude Barber became the assistant superintendent of the Erie School District in Pennsylvania, the standard practice for educating children with disabilities and special needs was to institutionalize them.

Catholic dating gets a makeover

Dec 17, 2019 / 03:06 am

It all started with a Twitter rant.

Did ‘thousands’ of women die from illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade? WaPo says no

Dec 14, 2019 / 04:00 am

In its 2019 roundup of the biggest lies of the year (dubbed the biggest ‘Pinocchios’), the Washington Post included a false but oft-repeated claim that “thousands” of women died while undergoing illegal abortions before the legalization of abortion in the United States.

Catholic leaders say food stamp cuts will harm people, but not put them to work

Dec 6, 2019 / 14:05 pm

A new rule that will disqualify roughly 700,000 people from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food stamps, will not help people find or keep employment, leaders of Catholic charitable and social policy organizations told CNA.

Is it weird that Catholics venerate relics? Here's why we do

Nov 29, 2019 / 12:02 pm

“We are many parts, but we are all one body,” says the refrain of a popular '80s Church hymn, based on the words of 1 Cor. 12:12. 

How this Croatian cardinal saved thousands of Jewish lives

Nov 22, 2019 / 04:00 am

The story of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac.

Knights of Columbus give hundreds of new coats to Denver’s homeless before snowfall

Nov 20, 2019 / 16:15 pm

On a partly cloudy and relatively pleasant November morning in downtown Denver, volunteers with the Knights of Columbus set up tents for distributing new puffy winter coats, as well as snacks, socks and water, to homeless people.

Alasdair MacIntyre: True friendships are rare, but possible

Nov 17, 2019 / 15:01 pm

For Aristotle, the definition of perfect friendship was so narrow that precious few could achieve it.

Bishop Bransfield disinvited from US bishops' meeting

Nov 4, 2019 / 16:25 pm

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has canceled their invitation for Bishop Michael Bransfield, former head of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, to attend their upcoming annual fall meeting due to allegations of sexual abuse and financial misconduct.

Cardinal Dolan on Biden communion denial: 'I wouldn't do it'

Oct 31, 2019 / 15:58 pm

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York has responded to questions about the denial of Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden last Sunday.

Judge orders police to return some files to Diocese of Dallas taken in May raid 

Oct 30, 2019 / 18:00 pm

A Dallas county district judge has ordered Dallas police to return certain documents to the Catholic Diocese of Dallas that were seized during a raid on diocesan property on May 15.

Archdiocese faces third discrimination complaint over same-sex marriage policy

Oct 29, 2019 / 15:00 pm

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Wednesday defended its decision not to renew the contract of a school employee who publicly defended the same-sex marriages of two former colleagues. 

Dead Theologians Society: The ‘memento mori’ youth group

Oct 28, 2019 / 14:12 pm

The incredible story of the Dead Theologians Society.

Relics of Canadian saints stolen from Quebec City's Cathedral

Oct 25, 2019 / 13:30 pm

The Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame in Quebec is working to replace relics of Canadian saints that were stolen after a break-in last month.

Canonization cause opens for Australian woman who was a ‘champion’ of human dignity 

Oct 23, 2019 / 17:00 pm

On Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP of Sydney announced the opening of the cause of canonization for Eileen O’Connor, a young Australian woman who founded the order Our Lady’s Nurses of the Poor, also known as Brown Nurses.

Grant offered for creation of artificial wombs to help premature babies

Oct 20, 2019 / 15:01 pm

A university in the Netherlands has been awarded a $3.3 million grant for the development of a working prototype of an artificial womb that will closely resemble biological conditions and aid in the development of premature babies.