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Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
ANALYSIS: David Daleiden and his four co-defendants were found liable in a civil trial that awarded Planned Parenthood $2.2 million in damages, but their lawyers are filing an appeal as the pro-life investigator also prepares for a criminal trial.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The San Diego bishop is calling for a sweeping adoption of ‘synodality’ in the American context, but analysts say the concept needs a clearer definition before it can be endorsed.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
News Analysis
Vatican
Joan Frawley Desmond
Should women be ordained to the permanent diaconate? Delegates at the Pan-Amazon synod repeatedly returned to that question.
World
Joan Frawley Desmond
ANALYSIS: Will the Pan-Amazon Synod help the Church meet the challenge posed by the explosive growth of sects in the region — and learn from their Protestant brethren’s success?
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: The justices will decide cases dealing with abortion restrictions and ‘LGBT’ employment protections, among other controversial matters, highlighting its central role in American politics.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
The three cases will ask the justices to decide whether federal law barring discrimination based on ‘sex’ applies to ‘gay’ and ‘transgender’ employees.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
ANALYSIS: The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was the highest-ranking U.S. prelate in Church history.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
ANALYSIS: Collaborators reflect on the legacy of a shepherd with an outsized impact on the Catholic Church in the United States.
Culture of Life
Joan Frawley Desmond
Large families prove the exception to the demographic rule in U.S.
Culture of Life
Joan Frawley Desmond
Three examples of how reserves of love and energy expand to meet the needs of each child in need.
Nation
Joan Frawley Desmond
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
Joan Frawley Desmond
‘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
Joan Frawley Desmond
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
Joan Frawley Desmond
Scandal is driving many Catholics from the Church, but L.A. prelate urges: ‘Stay and fight.’
Vatican
Joan Frawley Desmond
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
Joan Frawley Desmond
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.