Browsing News Entries

Father James Schall reflects on life and death...

A few weeks ago, the word was that Father James V. Schall, S. J., was in his final days. At 91, that’s not too shocking. At the same time, the “retired,” storied Georgetown politics professor remains more productive than many of us. So I sent him a few questions the other day about life and death, and he answered. It’s a mediation on everything — all of the things we really ought to be thinking about more...

How to watch Sunday night’s lunar eclipse...

Americans will soon have another chance to stare at something amazing in the sky. Starting late at night on Sunday, January 20, and continuing into the wee hours of Monday morning, a total lunar eclipse will be visible over the United States, turning the moon an eerie red color for just more than an hour. This total lunar eclipse (nicknamed the "Super Wolf Blood Moon") should be visible everywhere in the U...

Franciscan University of Steubenville Prof. Stephen E. Lewis: “Why I assigned ‘The Kingdom’”...

Last week, a controversy erupted over a book I assigned in a five-student advanced literature seminar at the Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS) during the Spring 2018 semester. Not wishing to further divide our university community, I trusted that my superiors at FUS would handle the matter appropriately and I refrained from public comment...

A closer look at the Holy Veil of Manoppello...

The Holy Veil of Manoppello is an image-bearing piece of cloth that some believe is Veronica's veil.

14 of the best signs at March for Life 2019...

On Friday, January 18, thousands in the pro-life movement marched in DC for an end to abortion. I took pictures of some of the best signs. Here you go (titles link to Tweets).

Sister resigns from Detroit seminary after sex abuse allegations...

Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit announced this week the resignation of Sr. Mary Finn, 84, a long-time faculty member and assistant professor of theology, after allegations surfaced that she had sexual contact with young adult novices under her charge in the 1970s. “In recent days, information came to my attention regarding inappropriate conduct over fifty years ago by Sr...

At crisis’ Ground Zero, a muted March for the bishops...

In a normal year, these days would see the Stateside church storm the nation's capital with bells on to carry out American Catholicism's most prominent act of advocacy in the public square. For the millionth time, however, these days are anything but normal. That tomorrow's March for Life was destined to unfold in the epicenter of this season of scandal was always bound to make for a tricky confluence...

Pregnant woman’s sonogram appears to depict Christ crucified...

While at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ (FOCUS) SEEK2019 conference, assistant editor Jacqueline Burkepile met up with the Sisters of Life, and they showed her a fascinating picture. One of the sisters said, “An Indiana seminarian came up to me and gave me this. He did not provide his name, but said, ‘Pressured to have an abortion...

Some sobering thoughts about why Fr. Fidelis gets himself arrested, and why we march...

ather Fidelis Moscinski, C.F.R., goes to the front lines. He’s a Catholic priest with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and I run into him now and again. One of the most recent times was at a monthly Saturday morning Mass for life and healing at Old Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Afterwards, there’s always a prayerful procession to the flagship Planned Parenthood on Margaret Sanger Place...

7 ways the Knights of Columbus defend life at every stage...

Like other Catholic organizations, the Knights of Columbus defends life in its various stages from conception to natural death.