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 […]

The Atlantic admits a 6-week-old unborn baby has a heart

Earlier this week, The Atlantic ran a particularly bad story. Normally known for its high-quality commentary on everything from literature to politics to culture, the magazine’s lapse is both unusual and disappointing. The article argues that heartbeats detectable in early pregnancy are not really heartbeats – they’re just contracting cells that can be seen via […]

Poll: If you could join any religious order which one would you join?

The Catholic Church has many religious orders which include both consecrated and lay people. The orders may make a vow to the Church for chasity, poverty, and obedience, or make a promise for similar virtues. If you could join any religious order which one would you join? The Catholic Church has many religious orders which […]

Pro-lifers take the limelight on Saturday Night Live

Despite the tensions surrounding pro-lifers’ presence at the Women’s March on Washington this weekend, at the very least the controversy led to one bright spot: somewhat sympathetic treatment by mainstream comedy show Saturday Night Live. (Warning: the video below contains some graphic language)   In the January 21 “Weekend Update” segment, SNL cast member and […]

Debunking Planned Parenthood facts with Planned Parenthood facts

Is anyone else exhausted after defending their position as a pro-life feminist? I’m pretty sure my brain and my wrists have both developed some form of carpal tunnel in the past 36-48 hours. It all started when the Women’s March booted the group “New Wave Feminists” from their list of sponsors for being pro-life. The organizers of […]