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What is the Common Link in Marian Apparitions?

By Father Stanley Smolenski | When Our Lady appears, so does biblical symbolism connected to her and her messages for us. I have often wondered about certain aspects in Our Lady’s...

The Ancient Abbey That Settled Easter and Inspired Dracula

By K.V. Turley | Whitby is a small seaside town on the Yorkshire coast. As with many such British towns, during the Easter bank holiday weekend it is thronged with day-trippers and holiday-makers. On a recent visit there I was...

Life and Leggings: Christ Looks at Persons With Love, and So Must We

By Derya Little | I wonder how the conversation between Adam and Eve went in the Garden of Eden when they talked about covering themselves with leaves. It may very well have been their first fight. It certainly wasn’t the last...

Pelosi Says Pro-Life Laws Show ‘Lack of Respect’ for Women

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has condemned the recent passage of pro-life laws in several states and accused pro-life lawmakers of being afraid of...

Georgetown Visitation Alumnae Respond to ‘Heartbreaking Betrayal’

By Ed Condon/CNA | WASHINGTON - Former students of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School have published an open letter challenging a recent decision they say undermines the Catholic identity of the...

Guilt, Like Pain, Exists to Prevent Our Self-Destruction

By Fr. Dominic Bouck | Ashlyn Blocker is in many respects a normal American teenage girl. She lives with her family, has fun with her friends, watches TV and sings pop music. But there is something different about her —...

‘Abortion Saves Lives’? Catholic Doctor Responds to NYT Op-Ed

By Jonah McKeown/CNA | NEW YORK - Following an op-ed in the New York Times claiming that all pregnancies are life-threatening, a Catholic doctor emphasized that pregnancy is a natural and healthy...

For This French Priest, Rushing Into Notre Dame’s Flames Was Part of His Mission

By Solène Tadié | As the whole world watched the photos and videos of Notre Dame burning April 15, Father Jean-Marc Fournier’s face became indelibly associated with the terrible fire on the first day of...

2020 Democrats Embrace Late-Term, Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

By Lauretta Brown | Abortion remains in the spotlight as a central issue for the 2020 presidential election, and the crowded Democratic field has repeatedly faced questioning on it. And the positions that...

Biden Backs Federal Abortion Protections ‘If Necessary’

By Catholic News Agency | WASHINGTON - Joe Biden would support federal laws protecting abortion rights, “should it become necessary.” The former vice president is the current frontrunner in the...