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France vs. Croatia: A Catholic World Cup breakdown

Denver, Colo., Jul 12, 2018 CNA.- On Sunday, France and Croatia will square off on the soccer pitch for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship. While most U.S. Catholics are only casual soccer fans, many ...



Along the 2,000-mile border, few things are black and white Rhina Guidos

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- I write about people who love it and people who hate it, people who want to make it bigger and stronger and longer, and those who want to knock it down. On July 3, I finally got to ...

Humble service and merciful love to AmericaSister Constance Veit, LSP

On August 30, the feast of our foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, we Little Sisters of the Poor will launch a jubilee year celebrating the 150th anniversary of our Congregation's arrival in the United States. ...

A pastor in fullGeorge Weigel

Almost a quarter-century ago, Father Jay Scott Newman, back in Rome to finish a graduate degree after his priestly ordination in Charleston, took me on an extended ramble around the Eternal City: my first ...

'Last rites' in a comaFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. My daughter, who was 50 years of age, became deathly ill, spent six weeks in the intensive care unit, then entered hospice to die. When death was imminent, a nurse finally found a priest to administer ...

Priests and marriage preparationFather Roger J. Landry

One of the duties of parish priests is to prepare couples for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Many priests love this work. Others admit they find parts of it taxing. But almost all parish priests do it, dedicate ...

What went wrong in the Sexual Revolution? New documentary takes a lookLizzy Joslyn

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 4, 2018 CNA.- The story of a donor-conceived woman. The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s. The development of birth control. And a papal document that shocked the world. These themes ...

The Kennedy SuccessionRussell Shaw

For Americans on both sides of social issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the Supreme Court has created a crucial moment. As the court's swing vote, ...

The Supreme Court as battlegroundRichard Doerflinger

In its June 26 decision on freedom of speech, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a California law that forced pro-life pregnancy aid centers to tell pregnant women how to get an abortion. This "forced ...