• DC Knights of Columbus respond to senators’ criticism

    Washington D.C., Dec 26, 2018 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A Washington, DC council of the Knights of Columbus has invited two U.S. senators to join them in charitable service, after those senators objected to a federal judicial nominee's membership in the organization. The Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle... Read more
  • After CRISPR Twins, Gene Editing Holds Promise and Peril for Humanity

    HONG KONG — He Jiankui, a now-former researcher at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, rose from obscurity to international scrutiny after revealing to the world that he used a new genetic-editing technique to design two HIV-resistant Chinese baby girls as embryos... Read more
  • Gracious Words

    One casualty of Original Sin was man’s gift of speech. We know from the account of the Tower of Babel that God meted out the confusion of language as a punishment for pride. But that particular punishment only sets in relief the damage that was really present from the start. God... Read more
  • Chinese people suffer from One-Child Policy: ‘Who is listening to our pain?’

    Pro-life writer Jonathan Van Maren shared a heartbreaking video featuring victims of China’s barbaric One-Child Policy, including a mother forced into an abortion, parents who lost their child and are now facing old age alone, and an artist who turned the horror of millions of murdered... Read more
  • Pope calls first martyr a model of trust, forgiveness for modern-day families

    ROME - On the day the Catholic Church honors its first martyr, Saint Stephen, Pope Francis pointed to him as an example for families and society of both forgiveness and placing one’s trust in God. In his Dec. 26 Angelus address, marking the Catholic feast of Saint Stephen, who was stoned to... Read more
  • Christmas and Resurrection

    We don’t often associate Christmas with resurrection. But we should. So let’s start by talking about Santa Claus. Christmas is openly under attack in contemporary society where the word has essentially been banned in favor of “holiday” and traditional Christmas carols have been replaced... Read more
  • How an abortion clinic became a medical center for the poor

    Manassas, Virginia, Dec 23, 2018 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Four years ago, a medical office in Manassas, Virginia was one of the area’s largest abortion clinics. Today, it is a free medical clinic for the poor, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mother of Mercy Free Medical... Read more
  • Congress Passes Bipartisan Criminal-Justice Reform Championed by President Trump

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Congress has passed a major criminal-justice reform bill championed by the White House and lauded by Catholic leaders and advocacy groups across the political spectrum. The First Step Act now proceeds to President Donald Trump for signing into law, after its approval... Read more
  • Entering Into the True Christmas Joy

    It is that time of the year when we are easily focused on receiving and giving gifts from others that we easily fall for the oldest lie in the books: The more we get, the more joy that we will have in life. Knowingly or unknowingly, we believe and live by this lie, constantly searching for... Read more
  • The Church’s Broken Moral Compass

    How to fix a Church whose moral authority is so severely damaged by sexual scandal? That’s the question we hope Pope Francis will face with the greatest humility and courage in this February’s meeting with bishops. The situation is especially dire because the Pope’s own record dealing with... Read more