• ‘Unplanned’ supporters plan public screenings outside Planned Parenthood clinics

    Unplanned, a pro-life movie that seeks to educate on the realities of the abortion industry, has proved an outright success, as it earned $17.2 million during its first month in theaters. The film has turned a profit since opening weekend, when the movie made on a budget of $6 million drew in... Read more
  • When Shall I Be Free?

    I see the figure of a man, whether young or old I cannot tell. He may be fifty or he may be thirty. Sometimes He looks one, sometimes the other. There is something inexpressible about His face which I cannot solve. Perhaps, as He bears all burdens, He bears that of old age too. But so... Read more
  • When Our Ultrasound Revealed a Birth Defect, My Doctor Offered an Abortion

    I was a little over halfway through my pregnancy when my husband and I sat gripping each other’s hands while a specialist gesticulated as he described the options for our unborn baby. We could opt for life-saving surgeries, we could give her comfort care once born but allow her to die without... Read more
  • Commentary: Sri Lanka, martyrdom, and the light of faith

    On Saturday night, the Church celebrated its most solemn and joyful liturgy. As it does every year, the Vigil Mass of Easter began when the paschal candle was lit from a fire burning outside the church. That candle led the assembly in silent procession into the darkened church. The priest... Read more
  • Easter attacks on churches in Sri Lanka are tragic, but hardly surprising

    ROME - Sadly enough, there’s now an ugly and utterly predictable dynamic on Easter Sunday: Somewhere in the world, full churches will be attacked and some number of Christians will die for no other reason than that they chose to attend services to celebrate what is supposed to be the faith’s... Read more
  • Hungary Family Minister: Supporting the Family is Not ‘Nazism’

    BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Hungarian Parliament passed sweeping pro-family legislation April 1, guaranteeing various married couples and families interest-free loans, mortgage assistance and even childcare allowances for grandparents. The seven-point package is an “important milestone” in... Read more
  • “God saved me,” says a cardinal who was tortured and condemned to death

    He’s 91 years old, he lives in Florence, and he’s been a cardinal since 2016. Cardinal Ernest Simoni, from Albania, spent 11,107 days as a prisoner, much of that time in forced labor. He’s the only living priest witness to the persecution unleashed by the communist regime of Enver Hoxha,... Read more
  • Across 27 Countries, Most Don’t Mind More Religion in Society

    Despite signs of increasing secularism in the United States, far more Americans favor an increased role for religion in society than oppose it. According to a massive new report from the Pew Research Center that queried more than 30,000 people across 27 countries, almost three times as many... Read more
  • As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

    As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers, while the country’s prime minister warned that several suspects armed with explosives are still at... Read more
  • Court rules against Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia

    After a yearlong legal struggle, a federal appeals court has ruled that city contractors in Philadelphia must place foster children with same-sex couples, a ruling that threatens the future of the local Catholic archdiocese’s foster placement program. “We’re disappointed that the court... Read more