Putting the Family First

Tucker Carlson of Fox News, Meet Bishop Thomas Olmsted A pair of conservative authors writing in The Atlantic this week have highlighted the stark marriage statistics in middle-class America. “[D]ramatic increases in nonmarital childbearing, divorce, and family instability among the working class mean that only about 55 percent of children with working-class mothers will reach . . . Read more

Will Poland Move to End Eugenic Abortions in 2019?

The United States is not the only nation where abortion laws could pivot this year. In Catholic Poland, abortion is still largely viewed as the horror it is by the population, which is 87% Catholic. Pro-life legislation, introduced in 2017 by the “Stop Abortion” pro-life group, would ban abortions on babies with fetal abnormalities. Their . . . Read more

Our Call in the New Year: Live in Christ!

The World is Thirsting for the Transcendent – We Need God! Duc in altum! These words ring out for us today, and they invite us to remember the past with gratitude, to live the present with enthusiasm and to look forward to the future with confidence: ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and . . . Read more

Ireland Starts Executing the Unborn in Less Than 2 Weeks

Time for Civil Disobedience? “They” said legalizing abortion would be limited. Lie #1: abortion will be permitted up to 6 months. Devout health care workers have been begging for their freedom of conscience rights to be observed, allowing them to be excused from murdering babies in the womb. Lie #2: the government promised there would . . . Read more

The U.N. Would do Well to Read Pope Saint John Paul II’s Encyclical

When Does “Human Rights” Not Mean Human Rights? As this year draws to its close, we note the 20th anniversary of the papal encyclical Fides et Ratio (On Faith and Reason) of Pope Saint John Paul II. In the document, the Holy Father deplored the separation of the two entities, which lead to a kind . . . Read more

Restoring the Family

“[T]he fostering of authentic and mature communion between persons within the family is the first and irreplaceable school of social life, and example and stimulus for the broader community relationships marked by respect, justice, dialogue and love.” Pope St. John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio The fragmentation of the family is one of the great tragedies . . . Read more