The Message of Fatima, the Family, and the Crisis of Modesty

Exactly 100 years ago, the sun danced. Nowadays you might read people like atheist Richard Dawkins dismissing the miracle in Fatima as a “mass hysteria.” Far more likely, however, you won’t hear about it at all. Or if you do, the media will be sure to give you only half the story. And yet, the . . . Read more

The Late-Term Abortion Ban

Pro-abortion writer Robin Marty is distressed that both liberal and conservative media sources are routinely using the phrase “late-term abortion.” Writing in Cosmopolitan Magazine this week, in response to the U.S. House vote to ban most abortions after 20 weeks, she laments that, “There is no specific medical definition for a ‘late-term abortion,’ and because . . . Read more

Fatima and the ‘Final Battle’ over Marriage

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra – who died just a few weeks ago – revealed in 2008 that shortly after Pope John Paul II charged him with founding the Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family he had written to Fatima visionary, Sr. Lucia, asking for her prayers. To his surprise, a few days . . . Read more

How the Church Must Respond to the Overpopulation Myth

“The human person is man’s greatest resource.” There are two very important up-coming Vatican meetings we should pay close attention to: the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV), October 5-7, and the Pontifical Academy of Science (PAS), November 2-4. This will be the first time the PAV meets since Pope Francis inaugurated the Academy’s new statues . . . Read more

Cardinal Caffarra’s Final Message: “We must have faith, hope, and fortitude.”

It sorrows me to report that last week the Catholic Church lost a valiant defender of Life and Family: Cardinal Carlo Caffarra. A renowned moral theologian, His Eminence was personally tasked by Saint Pope John Paul II with founding the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. He also served . . . Read more

No, Iceland isn’t eliminating Down syndrome: they’re eliminating people with Down’s: The ‘new eugenics’

Human persons are willed by God; they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are. – St. Pope John Paul II, Centesimus annus, ¶11 A recent report from CBS proclaims that Iceland is, as they put it, “on the verge of eliminating Down syndrome.” . . . Read more

Marriage and Family Life Under Attack in the Philippines: The Divorce Deception

The last country in the world to completely outlaw divorce is the Philippines. Now, however, a new bill, House Bill 6027, is threatening the sanctity of marriage and family life by introducing divorce in a predominantly Catholic country (86%), seeking to permit divorce in the broad and undefined cases of “irreconcilable differences” or “severe and . . . Read more

Honoring the life of a fellow pro-lifer who saved thousands of lives and made a difference

One blessing in doing pro–life and pro–family work around the world is that you meet the greatest human beings and Christians. In many ways they are all alike in their convictions, their opposition, their persecution, their problems, and, I might say, their consolations. — Father Paul Marx, Faithful for Life Human Life International and the . . . Read more

Contraception and its Deadly Consequences

“There is overwhelming evidence that contrary to what you might expect, the provision of contraception leads to an increase in the abortion rate.” – Fr. Paul Marx, founder of Human Life International Several years ago Ann Furedi, the former director of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Britain’s largest abortion provider, made a shocking admission. . . . Read more