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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down pro-life Texas abortion clinic regulations


How to write good, like a good writer should...
Simcha Fisher
Every few months, someone asks me how to write better. Here’s my advice, which I sometimes even follow myself: Write almost every day. The more you write, the easier it is to write. You will have feasts and famines — times when you can barely type fast enough to keep ahead of the flood of ideas, and times when you have to strain every muscle to get all the way from the subject to the object; but if writing is part of your routine for long enough...


The key to understanding the Supreme Court decision on Texas abortion restrictions...


Here's how you can tell that the universe is designed...
Stacy Trasancos
Is the universe designed? When it comes to scientific evidence of God to refute atheism, people search for order in nature and for specific cases that demonstrate whether the order was created intentionally and intelligently. Thus, the evidence offered up tends to be truncated, selective based on what qualifies as design to the one posing arguments...


Pope holds in-flight press conference on Brexit, deaconesses, Martin Luther, and “condition” of homosexuality...


Pope Francis shows Armenian Church that unity with Rome “lifts up the lowly”...
John Allen
In theory, at least, size doesn’t matter in Christianity. One’s spiritual dignity is not supposed to correlate with numbers of followers, infrastructure, or bank accounts; as Pope Benedict XVI once put it, “statistics are not our god.” Rarely, however, will you see a clearer demonstration of that principle than what’s unfolded in Armenia during Pope Francis’s June 24-26 trip to this small nation in the South Caucasus region...


As the world grows more crazy and cruel, shun the mob and follow Jesus Christ...
Rebecca Hamilton
Peoples is crazy. And they are getting crazier. They are also getting meaner. And more deadly. California’s euthanasia law locked on recently, allowing medical murder. The support for this law comes from claims that killing people is actually a kindness to them, and those who opposed this killing lack compassion. New York City’s Commission on Human Rights recently released a “guidance” for employers and landlords...


The Pope's prayer in Armenia: “May our communion be complete”...
Rocco Palmo
Amid what's arguably been the most under-covered PopeTrip of recent times – all the more given the usual hysteria surrounding this pontificate – Francis' weekend trek to Armenia hasn't lacked for striking moments and, indeed, a pocket of controversy in the Pope's unscripted use of the charged word "genocide" in his remarks to the country's leadership: a move which...


Catholic priests in Montreal banned from being alone with children...


West Virginia is suffering historic flooding, and Bishop Michael Bransfield is asking for your prayers...


Full texts of Pope Francis' and Karekin's addresses at Saturday's ecumenical prayer vigil...


The Tao of the Tau...


Man gets entire plane to himself after fellow travelers catch other flights...


Is Francis the last pope? A rare interview with Archbishop Gänswein...


Britain needs more than Brexit. It needs Jesus Christ...


When NBA Finals MVP Lebron James cited Jesus' Second Coming in a post-game interview...


One priest's concern about recent remarks by the Pope...


There's a right way to fight tyranny, and a wrong way...
Philip Kosloski
During this Fortnight for Freedom, the US Bishops have asked us to “Hold firm, stand fast, and insist upon what belongs to you by right as Catholics. — Our First, Most Cherished Liberty.” Furthermore, Archbishop Lori has pointed out that we must fight for freedom in a spirit of joy, signaling out the Little Sister of the Poor saying...

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Abortion (still) isn’t healthcare...
Jenny Uebbing
It’s not. And in an ironic convergence of worldviews, I can see why SCOTUS would overturn a Texas law requiring certain minimum medical standards be met by abortion clinics. Because abortion isn’t healthcare. Which is why, I suppose, the Supreme Court refuses to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other ambulatory surgery centers or...


Video: Pope Francis' answers to 3 questions on the papal plane from Armenia...


The unsolved mystery of Mr. Dickens...
Sean Fitzpatrick
Charles Dickens sat writing at his desk. He had been laboring more than was his custom on his latest book. Though the story was progressing well, Mr. Dickens was not feeling well. His left hand clawed at the air. His left foot dragged on the ground. And though he had recently retired from public performances with a final reading from Pickwick...


Pope Francis at the crossroads of history...
Andrea Gagliarducci
There is an anecdote that relates better than any other how Pope Francis tackles issues. Bishop Khajag Barsamiam, Primate of the Armenian Church in America, reported it. in a conversation with the author of this commentary. “Last year, before the Armenian-Rite Mass in St. Peter’s to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide...


5 Protestants who surprisingly defended Mary's perpetual virginity...
Brantly Millegan
It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that the Blessed Virgin Mary was not only a virgin when she conceived and bore Jesus but that she remained a virgin ever after. Most Protestant Christians today deny this—but do they know that many of their early leaders believed it? Here are 5 examples of major Protestant leaders who rejected huge swaths of Catholic dogma...


Pope Francis and Armenian Catholicos Karekin II sign joint declaration on family, unity and solidarity...


What a strong bishop can do...


Pope to Armenian Church: “Let us race towards full communion!”...


If you want to become a true disciple of Jesus Christ, learn these 5 disciplines...
Msgr. Charles Pope
There were three demons who told Satan about their plan to destroy a certain man. The first demon said, “I am going to tell him that there is no Hell.” But Satan said, “People know that there is a Hell and most have already visited here.” The second demon said, “I am going to tell him that there is no God.” But Satan said...


With Russian Church absent, new Orthodox leaders emerge...
Victor Gaetan
At the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church gathered in Kolymbari, Crete, family metaphors are common. Sister churches. Brother bishops. Explaining why the concept of conciliarity means that each church is equal—i.e., that Russia isn’t more important than smaller churches—Dr. Ionut Mavrichi, spokesman for the Romanian Orthodox patriarchate...


Who smiles like this at the moment of death?


Your brain stays half awake when you sleep in a new place...


Cardinal Marx: Catholics must apologize to homosexuals and respect same-sex relationships...


What does Brexit have to do with Catholic Social Teaching?


This is the ultimate Jeopardy question...


Archbishop Wenski: “Regime of political correctness” must end...


Never forget: The Word became flesh to make you a “partaker of the divine nature”...


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