Pope: abolish death penalty and life imprisonment

Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a "penal populism."

Chaput says Synod confusion devilish

Archbishop Chaput says he was “very disturbed” by the debate over church teachings on gays and remarried Catholics at this month’s Vatican summit.

Why young Catholics don’t marry

To start with young liberal and conservative Catholics stop attending Mass in large numbers. The rest follows on that.


Opting out of the culture of death

It’s not an option, it’s a necessity for the survival of your soul.

Synod surprise - orthodoxy

Those expecting changes in teaching in the final Synod report just encountered the “God of surprises,” to use Francis’ expression. No big changes.

Like sand through the hourglass

In just ten days, Brittany Maynard will kill herself. In two weeks, she’ll be forgotten.


The truth about the "Mandate"

The Obama administration, to justify its widely criticized mandate for contraception and sterilization coverage in private health plans, has posted a set of false and misleading claims on the White House blog.


A puppet Mass

At the “weirdest parish in the USA,” a Mass with scary, life-side puppets is meant to entertain kids...

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