Viewpoints

Ireland, Abortion and the Eighth Amendment

By repealing the Eighth Amendment, the Irish people would be stripping the unborn of all legal protections…

Pentecost and the Freedom From Babel

The original confusion of languages was the final fruit of original sin. The Holy Spirit ended this confusion at Pentecost…

Was a Memoir of a Jewish Boy ‘Kidnapped’ by the Pope Doctored?

Edgardo Mortara was raised as a Catholic after Pope Blessed Pius IX learned he had been secretly baptized by a nursemaid…

Study of the universe ‘an act of worship,’ Vatican astronomer says

“God is bigger than just what we see around here”…

Questions and Answers About Lent and Lenten Practices

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Answers What Is on Your Mind...

A Lesson in Silence: What one priest gained from living at a Carthusian Monastery

An American priest lived with and embraced the austere lifestyle of the monks at Serra San Bruno in Italy…

The Presentation of the Lord, or Candlemas, is one of the most ancient feasts in the Church

The nickname “Candlemas” results from our solemn blessing of candles…

20 per cent of non-religious people pray, poll finds

A significant number of non-believers turn to God in times of crisis, a survey suggests…

The Riveting Story of a Planned Parenthood Worker’s Return to the Catholic Church

When Patricia Sandoval returned home, she begged forgiveness and was received as a prodigal daughter…

Apologist Warns Catholics About Dangers of ‘Mindfulness’

Interview with Susan Brinkmann about her new Catholic Guide…