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Culture of Life
Peter Jesserer Smith
A recent salvo by The Guardian indicates that fertility-awareness-based methods are leaving their niche in Catholic circles and entering the mainstream.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Black Catholic candidates for sainthood provide a powerful answer to: Why be Catholic?
Features
Peter Jesserer Smith
Joint project of Corpus Christi Watershed and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter aims to teach people how to make sacred music at Mass and vespers come alive in parishes.
In Person
Peter Jesserer Smith
The Los Angeles auxiliary bishops discusses his new book on the sex-abuse scandal, Letter to a Suffering Church, with the Register.
World
Peter Jesserer Smith
The Middle East’s Christian population is wary of latest tensions between the nations could end up sparking a military conflict that engulfs the entire region and drives them from their ancient homelands.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Catholic medical experts hope the HHS pledge to fund ‘adequate alternatives’ to medical advances based on fetal tissue will assist the development of ethical vaccines.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
According to Ruth Institute sociologist Father Paul Sullins, a generation of younger clergy formed for lives of chaste celibacy is a major reason why clergy abuse rates are much lower than before 2000.
World
Peter Jesserer Smith
A new U.N. report on biodiversity loss is propelling the Church to move forward on Benedict XVI and Francis’ call to action to care for creation.
Features
Peter Jesserer Smith
Amid the Church’s tumults, St. Mary’s parish in Hudson, Ohio, has a culture of vocations, drawing good men to serve Jesus Christ and his Church through the priesthood.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Abortion jurisprudence and unregulated artificial reproduction present a huge challenge for state courts.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
According to a new poll, the number of Americans with no religious affiliation now exceeds the number of Catholics, the nation’s largest Christian denomination.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Men are proceeding with their ordinations in the post-McCarrick era.
In Person
Peter Jesserer Smith
Ulf and Birgitta Ekman have written an autobiographical book about their journey to the Catholic Church and how it has transformed their life in Christ and proclamation of the Gospel.
In Person
Peter Jesserer Smith
Freelancer Cody Weddle recounts his recent arrest by the Venezuelan government and shares his firsthand view of Venezuela’s economic and political breakdown.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
HHS awards the Obria Group $5.1 million over three years.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Analysts say that proposed federal work requirements could have some merit, but a greater need is addressing the bureaucratic disincentives to building wealth through work and marriage.
Education
Peter Jesserer Smith
Father Seamus O’Kielty passed away as Christendom College’s assistant chaplain, revealing a legacy of faithfully following Jesus Christ in the spirit of old Ireland’s Catholic missionaries.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Trump’s recent move to restrict Title X funding of Planned Parenthood contrasts with the ineffectiveness of Congress to deliver life-affirming legislation.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
The change recognizes the reality that many Catholic youth are abandoning their faith by middle school.
In Person
Peter Jesserer Smith
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, New York, discusses possible canon-law responses in the wake of New York State’s new legislation that removed third-trimester-abortion restrictions.
Nation
Peter Jesser Smith
Recent legislative attempts to expand abortion up to birth in the name of health care have been denounced as ‘evil, pure and simple’ by the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
After New York’s bishops dropped their opposition, the measure passed nearly unanimously in the state Legislature.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
The social-media giant maintains that its policy is needed to prevent foreign interference in U.S. politics, but some pro-life groups believe it is not being enforced uniformly on everyone.
World
Peter Jesserer Smith
The global Catholic youth event is not just a moment of encounter, but an invitation to grow in holiness, according to participants.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
The Shrine of Christ the King is rising again from the ashes, but must complete Phase II before the wrecking ball is completely at bay.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Legislators may enact new abortion-expansion law championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in time for Jan. 22, the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Features
Peter Jesserer Smith
Gene-editing technology promises to help solve the rarest diseases afflicting humanity — but designing human embryos is a bridge too far.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
Catholic leaders praised the bipartisan First Step Act, which is expected to be signed into law by the president.
Features
Peter Jesserer Smith
Pope Francis has identified sexual activity in the clergy as a problem — and adult victims say it gives cover to sexual abuse.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
The Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act is hailed as a vital piece in keeping the Christian presence alive in ancestral homelands.