• Survey finds correlation between Catholic Mass attendance, political views

    BEDFORD, NH - FEBRUARY 9: Voters head to the polling booths inside the Bedford High school, February 9, 2016 in Bedford, New Hampshire. (Photos by Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post via Getty Images) A recent survey has found a correlation between the religious practices of Catholic likely... Read more
  • Arguing, but never quarreling: the odd couple of Scalia and Ginsburg

    There are no odd couples anymore. In an age of heightened partisanship and unsparing vitriol, it is conventional wisdom that if you are a conservative, you cannot pal around with a liberal. And if you are a liberal, you can have nothing in common with a conservative. Not so Ruth Bader... Read more
  • Breaking: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the enigmatic, longtime Supreme Court justice who attained near cult-like status among progressive circles, died Friday at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreas cancer. The late Supreme Court Justice, who spent more than two decades on... Read more
  • Analysis: China and the Vatican – What if the US recognizes Taiwan?

    Officials in Rome and Beijing are now confidently predicting an extension to the 2018 Vatican-China deal, despite continued persecution of Catholics in the country and little visible progress on the appointment of bishops.  The Vatican-China agreement continues to be viewed by many as a bad... Read more
  • ‘Expedited’ Investigation Ordered Over ICE Detainee Hysterectomies

     The acting director of U.S. immigration services has ordered an expedited investigation into allegations that hysterectomies were performed on immigrant women in federal custody without their full consent.  On Monday, The Intercept reported a whistleblower complaint had... Read more
  • The Catholic Case Against Communism

    In July 2019, America magazine, the top Jesuit publication, published a piece titled, “The Catholic Case for Communism,” with an accompanying photo of Bolivian leader Evo Morales handing a “communist crucifix” to Pope Francis. It suggested that Catholics can find common cause... Read more
  • Border guards stop Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus

    Border guards blocked a Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus Monday.  Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev was attempting to enter Belarus from Poland when he was stopped by border guards, reported the website of the Catholic Church in... Read more
  • Mexico City Policy is working, federal report finds

    Pro-life conditions on U.S. health aid have not resulted in significant gaps in health care provision, and foreign NGOs have broadly accepted the provisions, multiple federal agencies reported on Tuesday.  The Departments of State and Health and Human Services (HHS), along with the U.S.... Read more
  • Federal court rules Arkansas abortion restrictions can take effect

     A federal court of appeals has removed an injunction blocking four Arkansas abortion regulations from going into effect. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Friday to reinstate the 2017 Arkansas laws. They can take effect August 28, although they may still face... Read more
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop

    The aftermath of the wrongful death of George Floyd has unfortunately seen another wrong: the perception of too many police officers as villains. Police are feeling it, painfully. Many of them are blaming not just bad police but Black Lives Matter for its language regarding police. “As a... Read more