• Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

    The Supreme Court delivered two decisions Monday on cases concerning life issues. Among a total of three decisions issued by the court June 29, justices overturned a Louisiana state law seeking to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers.  In a 5-4 decision... Read more
  • An inside look at attributing a miracle: Knights of Columbus Father Michael McGivney and the Schachle family

    Daniel and Michelle Schachle hold their son Mikey, 5, near their home in in Dickson, Tenn., June 2, 2020. Five years ago, Dan and Michelle prayed to Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, to intercede with God to save their son, still in his mother's womb, who was given no... Read more
  • 7 Lessons in Everyday Holiness From St. Josemaría Escrivá

    Extraordinary Holiness in the Ordinary St. Josemaría Escrivá is the saint of everyday holiness. Indeed, St. John Paul II called him “the saint of ordinary life” for his message that holiness and sainthood are attainable by all the faithful. St. Josemaría taught that such everyday... Read more
  • The Angels Have Our Backs

    Angels are real — a vast variety of spirits who are more active in our lives than we might know. We should be mindful of them, particularly our guardian angels, and have a personal relationship with them. We should pray to them, speak to them whenever we think of them – and they will seek... Read more
  • No Other Options: Are you a Saint or an Ain’t ??

    In today’s Gospel (Thursday of the 12th Week) we come face to face with the ultimate necessity of allowing the Lord to transform us. The Lord, in the Sermon on the Mount , is offering us a whole new life and we must choose to accept it and see our life change, based on it, or we will simply... Read more
  • Nigerian priests condemn police brutality during lockdown, offer solutions

    In Nigeria, more people were killed through brutality by police enforcing the lockdown rules than by coronavirus in the early weeks of government’s response. Since the lockdown began on March 30, 18 people have been killed by the police, according to the National Human Rights... Read more
  • San Juan Capistrano Mission relocates St. Junipero Serra statues for protection

    Two statues of St. Junipero Serra have been moved from a Catholic mission and church in southern California amid fears of vandalism as protests around the state continue to topple statues. The Mission San Juan Capistrano and its neighboring church have removed statues of Serra from their... Read more
  • Catholics pray for reconciliation on 70th anniversary of the Korean War

    Korean Catholics marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War -- a war which never technically ended -- Thursday with Masses offered for reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula. “Prayer is the most powerful weapon of the Church struggling for peace," Cardinal Andrew... Read more
  • Fathers’ Day: When a dad became a priest, like his son

    Edmond Ilg, 62, has been a father since the birth of his son in 1986.  But on June 21, he became a “father” in a whole new sense: Edmond was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark.  It was Father’s Day. And making the day more special, it was Edmond’s son -- Fr.... Read more
  • Cardinal Pell’s prison journal will be ‘spiritual classic,’ publisher says

    The publisher of the prison diary of Cardinal George Pell said the text reveals the courage, conviction, and Christian charity of the cardinal. “This journal reveals the Cardinal Pell I know and that every faithful Catholic should get to know,” Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, of Ignatius Press... Read more