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Nation
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NEWS ANALYSIS: Socialist firebrand Ocasio-Cortez threatens the House speaker’s courting of swing voters, but how far apart are they on social issues?
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Tens of thousands of Catholics in the Golden State opposed the bill, amid expression-of-religion concerns.
Vatican
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‘Male and Female He Created Them’ warns that an emphasis on gender identity over biological sex has sparked a ‘cultural revolution’ that must be met in the classroom with a reaffirmation of Christian truths and compassion.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Justices vote 7-2 in key First Amendment case.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Canon law backs up Archbishop Charles Thompson’s decision to strip Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School of its Catholic label, after the school defied his request to not renew the contract for a teacher in a same-sex ‘marriage.’
In Person
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Jennifer Lahl, the nurse who heads the Center for Bioethics and Culture, discusses why Steinem helped derail a New York bill that would legalize commercial surrogacy and explains how the practice exploits women.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The scandal has led to Theodore McCarrick’s laicization and Vatican norms designed to hold bishops accountable, but investigations into an alleged cover-up continue.
In Person
Joan Frawley Desmond
The author of Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From the Culture of Contempt discusses how to reclaim civil discourse.
Books
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Scandal is driving many Catholics from the Church, but L.A. prelate urges: ‘Stay and fight.’
Vatican
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Many Church leaders agree that doctrinal confusion needs to be addressed, but strongly disagree that accusing Pope Francis of heresy will help remedy the situation.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: What does he bring to Washington?
Education
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Such assessments need to be solidly grounded in authentic theological perspectives, experts stress.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The news has triggered a national debate about the unfair advantage that students from powerful, wealthy families often enjoy.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Critics say focus on metropolitan bishops is flawed, won’t restore public confidence.
World
Joan Frawley Desmond
The disturbing issue is now part of the Church’s broader discussion about how to curb the plague of clerical abuse.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Do pro-life Americans have reason to worry about the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court’s vote to block Louisiana’s law restricting abortion providers?
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
Bishop Thomas Daly serves notice to pro-abortion Catholic politicians in his diocese.
World
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
At this moment of crisis, Catholics need to draw closer to Christ, not farther away.
In Person
Joan Frawley Desmond
Catholic psychiatrist and ethicist Aaron Kheriaty offers spiritual tips on living out New Year’s intentions and responding constructively to the sex-abuse crisis.
World
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the partisan divide accused the president of quitting the fight to vanquish ISIS before it had been won.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
‘If you don’t have Jesus, you don’t have Christmas,’ says Father William Cocco, pastor of St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
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.
Nation
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.