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SDG Reviews ‘Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc’

Note: Jeanette is in very limited release, screening this week in New York, at

After the Pope’s Extraordinary Apology for Chilean Abuse Case, What Comes Next?

There has never been anything quite like the letter, dated Divine Mercy Sunday, that Pope Francis wrote to the bishops of Chile. In passionate, penitential and prayerful prose, the Holy Father reversed himself completely on the very issue that so...

‘Humanae Vitae’ Continues to Generate Dissent, Greater Public Support 50 Years On

WASHINGTON — When Blessed Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae 50 years ago this July, it provoked a firestorm of protests from dissenting theologians and a decidedly muted response from many bishops and the laity. As Catholics mark the 50th anniversary...

TV Picks 04.15.18

SUNDAY, April 15, 9:30am EWTN Bookmark EWTN Jacek and Ewa Malkowski of Warsaw tell host Doug Keck that their new tabletop board game, The Road to Bethlehem, provides family enjoyment and togetherness as it deepens faith and helps children see...

Home Video Picks & Passes 04.15.18

The Iron Giant (1999) — PICK Phantom Thread (2017) — PICK   One of the most popular pop-culture references in Ready Player One has just landed on Netflix, where you can enjoy him with his personality and heart intact. There’s a purity to Brad...

Letters 04.15.18

Silence and Ambiguity Relative to your coverage of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.’s guidelines on Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation: In Paragraph 84 of Familiaris Consortio Pope John Paul II wrote: “However, the Church...

Bishops Welcome Papal Exhortation on Universal Call to Holiness

VATICAN CITY — Following the publication of Pope Francis’ third apostolic exhortation, bishops in the English-speaking world have applauded Gaudete et Exsultate for challenging Catholics to strive for holiness. The exhortation, dated March 19...

Hundreds of Students Participated in Pro-Life Walkout

WASHINGTON — Inspired by recent student walkouts over gun control, hundreds of high school and college students across the United States took part in a pro-life walkout Wednesday. According to pro-life group Students for Life of America (SFLA),...

Trump Signs Bill to Hold Websites Accountable for Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON — In a victory for prosecutors and victims of sex trafficking, President Donald Trump signed new legislation April 11 aimed at holding companies accountable for facilitating the purchase of human beings for sex. The Allow States and...

Papal Commission Asks Francis for Synod on the Role of Women in the Church

VATICAN CITY — The Pontifical Commission for Latin America has proposed that Pope Francis convoke a synod on the role of women in the life and mission of the Church.  The proposal is contained in a 15-paragraph statement approved by the...