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Families Need to be the Focus

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Jun 22, 2022

By Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.

As the president of a global family ministry heading to Rome for the World Meeting of Families, I want to... Read more

Hong Kong.Hong Kong media tycoon and founder of Apple Daily newspaper Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrives at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, May 18, 2020.

Notre Dame, China, and Standing Up for Human Rights

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Feb 4, 2022

By Father Wilson D. (Bill) Miscamble, C.S.C.

Notre Dame has had an ambivalent relationship with the People’s Republic of China. Not so long ago, some naïve university... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

Putting the Catholic back in Catholic Schools

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Feb 1, 2022

By Thomas W. Carroll

This week is Celebrate Catholic Schools Week across America. Catholic schools enrolled more than 5 million students in the mid-1960s... Read more

The Portiuncula Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The Common Thread

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Dec 10, 2021

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

The priests and brothers of the Franciscan Third Order Regular who founded Franciscan University of Steubenville believed the school would... Read more

Organizers and a limited number of participants march in the 48th annual March for Life in Washington D.C., Jan. 29, 2021.

Roe v Wade: Unconstitutional and Unjust

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Oct 12, 2021

By Dr. Patrick Lee

The Supreme Court, in the Dobbs v Jackson case, will soon decide whether or not to reverse Roe v Wade,... Read more

A statue of St. Junipero Serra outside the California capitol in Sacramento, which was destroyed by a mob July 4, 2020.

California governor's signing AB 338 into law does more harm than good

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Sep 28, 2021

By Christian Clifford

On September 24, 2021, Governor Newsom (D-CA), signed into law Assembly Bill 338. It easily passed both houses of the... Read more

Detail from Raphael's Transfiguration (1516-20).

The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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Aug 6, 2021

By Gretchen Siegel

At the Transfiguration, Peter, James, and John witnessed a transformative moment that reflects the life of the Christian called to... Read more

Golden Dome at the University of Notre Dame.

Promoting and defending religious liberty

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Aug 3, 2021

By Leigh Fitzpatrick Snead

When the pandemic put us all, globally, in the hands of the government, many of us learned not to take... Read more

Amy Coney Barrett. Photo courtesy of the Notre Dame Law School

Amy Coney Barrett as a person of character

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Sep 25, 2020

By Charles A. "Chuck" Donovan

For decades advocates of legal abortion have attempted to paint opposition to the practice as rooted in – even solely... Read more

The Mass is 'essential'

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Sep 1, 2020

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

If American Catholics feel singled out in this strange year they are not being paranoid, they are simply paying attention. From... Read more

Where is God in this time of corona?

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May 12, 2020

By Br. René Stockman

It is a question that we regularly hear and read. Some see in it the direct hand of God, of... Read more

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Lessons learned during past pandemics - from a Catholic perspective

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May 5, 2020

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

Coronavirus is only the latest iteration of an age-old human affliction. Even now, with the benefit of advanced medical science, our reaction... Read more

Members of the Knights of Columbus help to deliver supplies in Ciudad Juarez.

A loving big brother during coronavirus

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Apr 8, 2020

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

My youngest son Patrick turns four this week. He is a delight to watch at this age, particularly when one... Read more

Photo courtesy Fr. Dave Pivonka.

White Ribbons: 'I Will Never Forget You'

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Mar 31, 2020

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

On the afternoon of March 6, I walked around the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, saying goodbye to students... Read more

Caravaggio's 'Conversion on the Way to Damascus' (1601).

Repent and Believe: The Call to Metanoia

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Feb 3, 2020

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

“This is the time of fulfillment.” Those are the first words Jesus speaks to us in the Gospel of Mark.... Read more

Developments in Washington

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Jan 31, 2020

By Maureen Ferguson

One can be forgiven for thinking all of Washington, D.C., has been consumed by impeachment frenzy these past weeks. Look... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2015.

Thinking a Wrong Is Right

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Jan 21, 2020

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

In 1973, after the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in America, my dad—a doctor—was interviewed by the local paper... Read more

Book Review: We are the Lord's

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Dec 18, 2019

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Two years ago, I joined a Catholic women’s symposium that discusses the weighty matters affecting our Church and our culture.... Read more

Waiting Well

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Dec 10, 2019

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

I am not Scrooge. I want to get that out there before I write anything else. I love Christmas. I... Read more

Los Angeles church /

The honor of Archbishop Gomez's new position

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Dec 5, 2019

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

When Archbishop Jose Gomez was elected to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) earlier this month, he tweeted... Read more