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We should all want to be neighbors with Mr. Rogers...

The younger of my two sons has expressed his concerns to me about Google and the internet in general. “When we were kids, and we wondered about something, we asked you and Dad. Now, kids don’t ask their parents anything; if they’re curious about something, they go to Google or You Tube. Or, even if they ask their parents a question...

After the Irish debacle...

I wasn’t surprised by the result of Ireland’s May 25 referendum, which opened a path to legal abortion in the Emerald Isle by striking down a pro-life amendment to the Irish Constitution. Nor was I all that surprised by the large margin of victory racked up by those for whom an unborn child isn’t “one of us;” both the government and the virulently anti-Catholic Irish media put heavy thumbs onto the scales as the debate over the referendum unfolded...

Trauma forms the invisible ruins ISIS left behind on the Nineveh Plains...

In an environment in which governments have essentially cut entire communities loose, refusing to provide real security or even basic public services, and where those communities are an embattled minority surrounded on all sides by often-hostile forces, the priest is the only authority holding things together. Priests here build houses...

Argentina, Pope Francis' homeland, moves closer to legalized abortion in pro-life Latin America...

Argentine lawmakers on Thursday took a giant step toward legalizing abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis, potentially setting a precedent for Latin America, where the procedure is widely outlawed. After almost 23 hours of nonstop, often contentious debate, the lower house of Congress voted 129-125 to let women end pregnancies up through the 14th week after conception with only minimal requirements...

Irish PM says Catholic hospitals will be forced to abort children...

Just weeks after a lopsided, groundbreaking vote struck down Ireland’s constitutional ban on legal abortion, the country’s Taoiseach signaled the broader moral and legal implications of this sea change in a once deeply Catholic nation. “It will not ... be possible for publicly funded hospitals, no matter who their patron or owner is...

Catholic bishops rebuke Trump’s asylum changes, suggest ‘canonical penalties’...

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened its spring meeting this week with a stern reproach of the Trump administration’s latest immigration policies, with the group’s president suggesting the new rules on asylum are a “right to life” issue. Some bishops followed by urging protests, including “canonical penalties” for those who carry out the administration’s new rules...

In annual message, Pope urges 'examination of conscience' on treatment of the poor...

In his message for this year's World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis challenged Catholics on their attitude toward the impoverished, asking whether they really listen to and love the needy, or engage in charity only to please themselves. “The condition of poverty cannot be expressed in a word, but becomes a cry which crosses the heavens and reaches God...

She found Jesus in a New Age temple...

Sitting lotus style, inhaling the cool lake air and listening to the serene sounds of a flowing waterfall, Jess Echeverry sought to calm her spirit. She was on a journey to healing at the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in Pacific Palisades, California. By 2006, Jess had experienced a certain amount of healing, but there was still a hole that hungered to be filled...

I’ve come to save Father’s Day with this free, printable card!...

Because you know and I know that you didn’t get a present, and here it is Wednesday. And no, he doesn’t want a report on the cat’s DNA for father’s day. Yes, I saw it had free shipping. I even deliberately didn’t put “happy father’s day” anywhere on it, so you would have something to write on the inside. Print, fold...

The left’s boycott of Chick-fil-A is misguided. Theirs isn't the only one.....

“If you really love LGBTQ people, you just can’t keep eating Chick-fil-A.” That’s what a headline at Huffington Post stated Tuesday. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey caused a stir Saturday when he tweeted about eating Chick-fil-A. He was immediately criticized for patronizing the company during June, which is Pride Month. Chick-fil-A makes no bones about its Christian roots and affiliation...