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Polish Priest Ordained After Cancer Diagnosis Dies

WARSAW - A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday. Father Michal Los, FDP, died June 17 in the morning, the Congregation of the Orionine Fathers said in a...

After HHS Decision on Aborted Fetal Tissue, Will Ethical Vaccines Get a Boost?

WASHINGTON — As part of its push to eliminate or greatly restrict federal funds involved with fetal-tissue research, the Trump administration canceled a medical research contract with the University of California, where fetal cells were infused...

Courage’s Father Bochanski Addresses Bishop Tobin’s Remarks on ‘Pride’ Month

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, sparked a firestorm of controversy when he tweeted recently that “Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June” because they “promote a culture and encourage...

Amazon Synod to Consider Possible Ordination of Married Men

VATICAN CITY - The working document for the special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region, released Monday, recommends study of the possibility of ordaining married men in remote areas for the priesthood. “Stating that...

Three Slogans That Show the Church and Science Are in Sync on Abortion

Whenever pro-life policies advance, such as the fetal “heartbeat” bill in Georgia, the protection of children conceived by rape

Pope Francis: Whatever Happens, ‘Hope Does Not Disappoint!’

CAMERINO - Hope, which is more than mere optimism, gives one a deep-rooted confidence in the love and care of God, no matter what has happened, Pope Francis said Sunday. Hope “does not expire, because it is based on the fidelity of God. The hope...

The Dads of Saints: Two Fathers Who Raised Holy Men

In an age where fatherhood is undervalued and deeply misunderstood, we may do well to remember and thank God for the lives of men whose earthly fatherhood paved the way for two of the greatest spiritual fathers of modern times. Both Pope St. John...

Our Cold and Lonely Culture Needs the Warmth of Fatherly Love

Each year at this time, our culture focuses its attention on fathers. But just as we see how fathers can be role models and enrich lives with a presence that reflects security, mentorship and authentic masculine affection, we are also seeing the...

Boys Will Be Boys — and Should Be — to Become True Men

Which cultures, pagan or Christian, made a point to raise boys to become strong and healthy men, fit to work hard, marry, raise children and unite with their fellow men in teams to hunt or fish on the open sea, drive herds of large animals, fight...

Trinity Sunday: God’s Enduring Presence

Sunday, June 16, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Mass readings: Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8:4-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15. While no mystery surpasses that of the nature of the Most Holy Trinity, one God in three divine Persons, from our...