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The veteran Catholic lawyer’s résumé of government service includes a previous two-year stint as U.S. attorney general.
World
Joan Frawley Desmond
Speaking to the Register, Alvaro Leiva Sanchez describes the deadly spiral of government repression that has engulfed his nation and precipitated U.S. financial sanctions.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
After the Vatican blocked U.S. Church leaders from voting on two proposals to strengthen bishop accountability, a third plan giving metropolitan archbishops responsibility for investigating accused bishops draws intense scrutiny.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
U.S. bishops applaud regulations protecting religious employers.
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Joan Frawley Desmond
An eleventh-hour Vatican directive blocks a much-anticipated vote on bishop-accountability reforms, but the USCCB president vowed to press for changes.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
St. Thomas More Catholic Church’s staff and parishioners suffer with their community.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The Archbishop McCarrick scandal highlights an obligation to correct and report sexual misconduct by a brother bishop, but will more reforms make a difference?
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
As the former Jesuit seminarian completes an astonishing fourth term as governor of the Golden State, Catholic and pro-life Californians take stock of his legacy.
Vatican
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Does the failure to act on reports of the disgraced ex-cardinal’s alleged sexual misconduct reflect problems with the Church’s process of appointing bishops, or were established practices ignored?
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: Opinions differ about whether the letter adequately debunks Archbishop Viganò’s claims of a Vatican cover-up of Archbishop McCarrick’s sexual misconduct.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: Abortion politics are central to the dramatic and bitter political theater currently playing out in Washington.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Attorney General Joshua Shapiro and the jurors proposed legislative initiatives they say will bring greater justice for victims and end protection of perpetrators.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Pope Francis approved the revision of Catholic teaching calling the death penalty 'inadmissible' and explaining how the language builds upon preceding magisterium of recent popes.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Teaching the truth about contraception starts there.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The news that the cleric faces ‘credible and substantiated’ allegations of sexual abuse has reverberated throughout the Catholic Church.
Vatican
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: Analysts urge caution, while pressing for accountability for clergy sex abuse.
In Person
Joan Frawley Desmond
An interview with Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute.
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
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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.
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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