Abortion is the Real Assault on Women

By Samantha Stephenson Samantha Stephenson is a Catholic wife and mother of 3, host of the podcast Brave New Us, and the author of the upcoming book Reclaiming Motherhood From a Culture Gone Mad. Follow her blog, Mama Prays, or sign up for her Faith + Bioethics newsletter to receive the latest updates on medical research, technology, and culture. However joyous the faithful may be over the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting it will overturn Roe v. Wade, this highly contentious news serves to heighten tensions in an already deeply-divided America. Pro-life Christians are being persecuted for their beliefs. Churches and pregnancy centers have been vandalized and set on fire. Abortion …

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I Saw the Devil on Parliament Hill

By Kennedy Hall Kennedy Hall is the author of two books, Terror of Demons: Reclaiming Traditional Catholic Masculinity and Lockdown with the Devil. He is a full-time journalist for LifeSiteNews and has a growing YouTube channel where he hosts The Kennedy Report. He is married with four children and lives in Ontario, Canada. You can find his work at thekennedyreport.com. With providential timing, the Canadian March for Life took place on Thursday, May 12, a mere week after the bombshell leak of the impending Roe v. Wade overturning.  Within short order of the leak, Prime Minister Trudeau was up to his old habits of letting his apostasy shine …

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Senator Bob Casey’s Pro-Life Charade Is Exposed

By Thomas Shaffern Thomas Shaffern studied history, philosophy, and theology at the University of Scranton. He is now a high school teacher in Pennsylvania. People often criticize politicians for never taking a stand on issues, especially when that stand could cost someone reelection. However, one can find a handful of examples in history of politicians who pushed back against their peers at their own risk.   Lord David Alton of Britain found himself in this predicament some decades ago. A British Member of Parliament representing Liverpool under the Liberal Democrat Party, he stood his ground when his party sought to make the …

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Are Gays Replacing Christians in the Conservative Movement?

By Austin Ruse Austin Ruse is a contributing editor to Crisis Magazine. His latest book, Under Siege: No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic, is now available from Crisis Publications. In recent days, out-homosexual Tim Miller wrote a piece at the increasingly odd website known as The Bulwark. Miller was writing about the ongoing Sussmann trial where special prosecutor John Durham is making the case that the Hillary Clinton campaign played a direct role in various hoaxes that enveloped our country and the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Without getting too deep in the weeds, former Clinton adviser Robby Mook testified that Hillary approved the spreading …

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Weak Men Create Hard Times

By Jerome German Jerome German is a retired manufacturing engineer, father of eleven, and grandfather of a multitude. His parochial activities have included music ministry, faith formation, and spiritual direction/talks for men’s retreats. Before retirement, Jerry’s writing was largely in the technical realm and he is a late-bloomer in writing for faith formation. The Wisconsinite and his wife spend summers in Wisconsin and winter on the Riviera Maya where they own a small vacation rental business. A quote from G. Michael Hopf’s novel Those Who Remain is making the social media rounds for the simple reason that it is obviously true: “Hard times …

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How to Protect Your Family From Spiritual Attacks

Patti Maguire Armstrong is a TV talk show host of Ladies of Another View and an award-winning author and journalist. She was managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’ bestselling Amazing Grace series. Her newest books are Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith & Get to Heaven and Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families. She has a B.A. in social work and M.A. in public administration and worked in both those fields before staying home to work as a freelance writer. Patti and her husband, Mark, live in North Dakota, where they raised their 10 children. Follow her on Twitter at @PattiArmstrong and read …

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Nancy Pelosi Banned From Communion: 5 Key Takeaways

Jonathan Liedl is a senior editor for the Register. His background includes state Catholic conference work, three years of seminary formation, and tutoring at a university Christian study center. Liedl holds a B.A. in Political Science and Arabic Studies (Univ. of Notre Dame), an M.A. in Catholic Studies (Univ. of St. Thomas), and is currently completing an M.A. in Theology at the Saint Paul Seminary. He lives in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Follow him on Twitter at @JLLiedl. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Pelosi’s local bishop, has instructed her not to receive Communion because of her extreme pro-abortion-rights actions. Jonathan LiedlNationMay 20, 2022 …

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Eucharistic Revitalization: Daring to Do All We Can

Father Roger J. Landry, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, is national chaplain for Catholic Voices USA. COMMENTARY: As the Second Vatican Council famously described, the celebration of the Eucharist is the source, summit, root and center of Catholic faith and life. Father Roger LandryNationMay 20, 2022 In the epic Lauda Sion Salvatorem Gospel sequence he wrote for the inaugural celebration of Corpus Christi in 1264, and still used today, St. Thomas Aquinas touched upon the spirituality that should motivate Catholics in their approach to the Holy Eucharist.   “Quantum potes, tantum aude,” he wrote in the second of 24 …

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Reactions to Cardinal Zen’s Arrest Were Notable — and for Different Reasons

Father Raymond J. de Souza is the founding editor of Convivium magazine. COMMENTARY: Moral pressure is really the only ‘power’ that the Catholic Church can exert on communist China. Will it do so now? In the 10 days since Cardinal Joseph Zen was arrested in Hong Kong, interrogated for hours, and then released on bail, pending charges, there have been a variety of reactions — on the global scale and my own.  Who Stands With Cardinal Zen?  The Holy See Press Office noted the arrest of Cardinal Zen with “extreme attention.” The secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pronounced himself “displeased” but was grateful …

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St. Bernardine of Siena, Pray for Us!

John M. Grondelski (Ph.D., Fordham) is the former associate dean of the School of Theology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. He is especially interested in moral theology and the thought of John Paul II. [Note: All views expressed in his National Catholic Register contributions are exclusively the author’s.] St. Bernadine did not preach some “magic formula.” He preached traditional Catholicism — lived, and not just talked about. St. Bernadine of Siena came into this world in 1380 and left it in 1444. He spent most of his life in central Italy, associated with his namesake town, Siena, near Florence. …

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