A Service of EWTN
joan frawley desmond
 
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Catholics and evangelicals hold different political and theological views about Israel.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
ANALYSIS: Republican senators move fast to fill vacant appellate court seats with jurists who won’t 'legislate from the bench,' but time could be running out.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Professor has cemented her national and international reputation as a staunch supporter of Paul VI’s encyclical.
Education
Joan Frawley Desmond
ANALYSIS: The prophetic nature of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical was on display at a recent symposium hosted by The Catholic University of America.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
A Catholic residential program for people seeking to overcome substance abuse is changing lives.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
During March 20 oral arguments, justices on both sides of the court’s ideological divide indicated concern about the law’s constitutionality.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
A look at the papacy from a U.S. perspective.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops files a brief endorsing public-sector unions in a right-to-work case before the U.S. Supreme Court, prompting pushback from the plaintiff and others.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Reacting to an emergency alert that mistakenly warned of an imminent attack, Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu, Hawaii, aided his flock, following Church teaching for dire times.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: Alex Azar, the president’s new point man on health care could shape the debate on conscience protections and the contraception mandate, drug prices and opioid abuse.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Father Lawrence Seyer, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, deplores the latest loss of life from the floods and mudslides, exacerbated by the recent wildfire.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
In the wake of Magnum Principium’s changes to the process for approving liturgical translations, the U.S. bishops are charting a careful path forward.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS
Vatican
Joan Frawley Desmond
The Power of Silence, co-written with Nicolas Diat, was inspired by the Carthusian monastery at La Grande Chartreuse.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
A new state law decriminalizes underage prostitution for the minors involved, while retaining penalties for the adults who exploit them.
Culture of Life
Joan Frawley Desmond
The 13th annual event drew tens of thousands of pro-lifers to the City by the Bay.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The six-term pro-life congressman has vowed to protect health care access for Americans who have come to rely on Obamacare and is expected to end federal rules that provide tax-payer subsidies for abortion and contraception.
Vatican
Joan Frawley Desmond
The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith defends its role as a source of unity for the universal Church, and its expertise in the prosecution of clergy sexual abuse cases.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS
Persecuted Christians
Joan Frawley Desmond and Kathy Schiffer
Christian refugees celebrate the Nativity in the U.S.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEW ANALYSIS: The president-elect selected another outsider to stem the growth of bureaucracy and waste.
In Person
Joan Frawley Desmond
Carlos Eire discusses the late dictator’s legacy with the Register.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
As a U.S. senator, Jeff Sessions has built a legacy as a fierce opponent of abortion and an advocate for religious freedom.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: Plight of illegal immigrants dominates the annual assembly.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Republican’s upset victory reflects the U.S. electorate’s dissatisfaction with their government’s shortcomings.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The law imposes debilitating $1,000-per-day fines against centers that decline to post information about abortion services.
Education
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: Catholic university leaders have observed a change in students’ sensitivities regarding ‘offensive’ speech, and they attribute this shift partly to the lack of civility in politics and media.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Along with hearing that case, the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle workers’ rights and political gerrymandering in a busy upcoming session.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Pope Francis expands the U.S. bishops’ role in the preparation of liturgical translations, but canonists challenge the suggestion that Rome will rubber-stamp proposed text.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the Alliance Defending Freedom and other Christian organizations as ‘extremist,’ and they have decided to fight back.