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

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By Charles A. "Chuck" Donovan

Amy Coney Barrett as a person of character

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

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By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

The Mass is 'essential'

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

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By Br. René Stockman

Where is God in this time of corona?

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.

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By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

Lessons learned during past pandemics - from a Catholic perspective

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.

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By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

A loving big brother during coronavirus

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.

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By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

White Ribbons: 'I Will Never Forget You'

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).

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By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

Repent and Believe: The Call to Metanoia

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

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By Maureen Ferguson

Developments in Washington

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.

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By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

Thinking a Wrong Is Right

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

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By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Book Review: We are the Lord's

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

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By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

Waiting Well

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

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By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

The honor of Archbishop Gomez's new position

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

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By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Book Review: A Year with the Mystics

Our parish’s fall festival was coming to an end. As I rounded up my little ones, I spotted an acquaintance.... Read more

Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Hubert and Jan van Eyck (c. 1432).

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By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

Made for Heaven

Last weekend, like most weekends this summer, I stood in front of teens at a Steubenville Youth Conference talking about... Read more

The paschal candle in St. Peter's Basilica.

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By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

'Be still and know that I am God'

How many Catholics will fill the pews on Easter Sunday 2019? Will this year see a noticeable decline in parishioners... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Book Review: The Anti-Mary Exposed

Why are so many women so angry today?   Don’t get me wrong, confronting abuse, harassment, and unfair treatment demands... Read more

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By Katie Trudeau

One in a million: reflections on NY's Reproductive Health Act

Has anyone ever told you in life, “you’re one in a million”? For me, that sentence has a whole new... Read more

Pakistanis protest Nov. 2, 2018 in Lahore, shortly after the nation's supreme court acquitted Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges.

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By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Can Asia Bibi remain acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan?

This Tuesday a three-judge panel of Pakistan’s Supreme Court will decide whether to reconsider its acquittal of a Pakistani Christian... Read more

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By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

On gene editing

A Chinese scientist, Jiankui He, last month announced the birth of twin babies whose genes he claims to have modified... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

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By Luke Burgis

Threefold Uniqueness from Day One

In September, we invited world-renowned painter Igor Babailov—the artist behind official paintings of Pope Benedict XVI and several world leaders—to... Read more