• Christians Fear Catastrophe in US-Iran Conflict

    The rainfall on Iraq’s Nineveh Plain promises a bountiful harvest of wheat and barley — and hopefully that bounty, in turn, will provide a bumper crop of economic benefits by drawing more people to the produce markets of Iraq’s Christian towns. Five years after the Islamic State... Read more
  • 7 Lessons in Everyday Holiness From St. Josemaría Escrivá

    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 holiness could allow countless people to meet... Read more
  • St. Junípero Serra and the Founding of the West

    The story of the American founding usually begins in the East. In that account, we speak of the War of Independence, the establishment of the American republic, and prominent founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. However, there is an older story involving other founding... Read more
  • Pakistani Christians Continue to Face Deep Discrimination

    Christian persecution in Pakistan is unfortunately some of the worst in the entire world. This year, Open Doors ranked the country as the fifth worst persecutor of Christians and, unfortunately, several incidents over the past month have justified that ranking. Pakistani Christians continue to... Read more
  • The First Church of Intersectionality

    I recently attended an academic conference at the University of Notre Dame called “Intersectional Inquiries and Collaborative Action: Gender and Race.” It felt like a return to my undergraduate years in the early 1990s. I saw women with shaved heads wearing ethnic print scarves,... Read more
  • Clergy Sex-Abuse Victims and Perpetrators Have Changed Since 2000

    The clergy sexual abuse and cover-up scandal evokes powerful emotions. Some people become protective of their views of interecclesial politics. Others become defensive of the Church in general. And the subject of clergy sex abuse itself is intrinsically revolting. Precisely because of these... Read more
  • Cathedral High School in Indianapolis recognizes archbishop’s oversight

    A Catholic high school in the Indianapolis archdiocese has said it will comply with the archbishop’s instructions to stop employing a teacher in a same-sex marriage. The decision comes days after a Jesuit high school in the archdiocese refused to comply with a similar instruction and had... Read more
  • Doctors promised disabled woman ‘new doll’ after planned forced abortion

    Following a decision by the Court of Appeals in England to overturn an order for a forced abortion on a disabled woman, new details have emerged about the case. Lawyers told the appeal court Monday that doctors had prepared the woman for the enforced abortion by promising her a new doll... Read more
  • “Transjacking” Sports

    The Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo (July 24 to August 9, 2020) are about a year away, but controversy is already building. There’s always Olympic controversy, of course, most often about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). At the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, host-country athletes and... Read more
  • Bible Translation Projects Are Preserving Endangered Languages

    Bible translators have made it a priority to give people around the world the chance to study Scripture in their “heart language.” Even if Christians are able to understand another language, there are significant benefits to hearing the gospel in one’s mother tongue. It makes it easier to... Read more