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  • Attacking life and choice
    Congress is heading for a collision on the Hyde amendment, and the stakes could not be higher.
  • Who's your Daddy?
    We have had our flirtations with Plato's theory. A century ago, Oregon passed an initiative requiring all children to attend public schools. Proponents of the measure (the Ku Klux Klan and other anti-Catholic organizations) argued that it was necessary to preserve a homogeneous American culture.
  • A well-ordered interior life starts with examining our internal monologue
    We all have an internal monologue that shapes our view of the world and our behavior in it. Did that person really mean what they said about me? Should I have that second piece of chocolate? Does God still love me in all of my sinfulness?
  • World’s worst humanitarian crisis
    After six years of war, “Yemen remains the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe,” according to the International Rescue Committee.

  • Fresh from his 10-day stay in the hospital, Pope Francis dropped a Friday bombshell when he released his document restoring, and in some cases adding to, the church's restrictions on celebrating the Tridentine Mass.
  • Putting our human accomplishments into proper perspective can be challenging. We can be tempted, like many commencement speakers, to invert the relative order of their importance.
  • Social media detente
    “You may be the best Catholic in the world and the most moral person who ever lived, but that doesn’t give you the right to treat other people with contempt.”
  • One all-encompassing confession
    One Saturday afternoon in 1969 when I was 12, I sat waiting to go to confession in a quiet pew showered in the prismatic light emanating from the stained-glass windows of All Saints Church in Northeast Portland.
  • Live faith openly, leave judgment to God
    I am highly flawed. I don’t have all the answers, and what I say might not apply to you. I can see, however, that there is a lot of pain in the world, both inside and outside the Catholic Church. It distresses me to see so many hurting, so I want to offer advice.
  • God without limits
    During a recent visit I was reminded that our brothers and sisters, not surprisingly, can help us think about God in new ways.
  • From the archives
    She couldn't stand it, could she? She could not go out in the paddy wagon, could she? Mrs. Eivers let them know she could.
  • Standing with those on the margins
    This story happened many years ago. Some of the principal actors in this story are dead.

  • If we fairly and justly share the nation’s wealth to end all poverty and hunger, if we tirelessly strive to eliminate environmental degradation, abortion, war and war preparation, as well as every other form of injustice suffered by humanity, we will truly become what both U.S. presidents Kennedy and Reagan called that shining city on a hilltop – which other nations will be inspired to emulate.
  • Time for Roe to go
    I'm looking at a helpless but calm-looking baby, 16 weeks old, resting with eyes closed and one hand next to his or her face. The baby is surrounded by a thin membrane and floating next to the umbilical cord providing oxygen and nourishment.

  • A 23-year-old woman named Keira Bell recently brought a pivotal lawsuit against the National Health Services Gender Identity Development Clinic in London, better known as the Tavistock Clinic. Keira experienced significant personal harm from puberty blockers, testosterone and an operation to remove her breasts. She claims the medical staff at the clinic failed to challenge her seriously about her decision as a teenager to transition to a male. In a landmark ruling delivered in December 2020, a British court upheld her claim that she’d been rushed through gender reassignment without proper safeguards.
  • From the archives
    As a result of the meeting, the sponsoring groups adopted a “Manifesto of Conscience” calling upon all Catholics “to pledge themselves to assist minority groups to exercise their rights in obtaining adequate housing.
  • I wouldn’t change a thing
    I never expected my senior year to go the way it did, but with all said and done, I wouldn’t change it, not even a little bit.

  • Transforming culture
    Of course, we cannot evangelize a culture unless we love it. No one will be drawn by self-righteous boors. But love doesn’t mean acquiescence.
  • Finding joy in the sorrow
    On a cloudy southwest Washington day, my family gathered around the embers of my parents’ outdoor firepit. We roasted hot dogs, munched chips and consumed salad. It may have looked like a summer barbecue, but it wasn’t.
  • End ignorance about the unborn
    The American pro-abortion lobby has not considered even modest and sensible changes to current Roe abortion-on-demand policies, including those which could benefit the health and the lives of women as well as their unborn babies. Few realize that later term abortions have higher death rates for women.
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