Let freedom of religion ring (Part I)

People sometimes ask why the U.S. Catholic bishops are making such a fuss about religious freedom these days. After all, some say, churches are...

The real war on women

The current administration tells us there is a war on women. And there is — absolutely — a war being waged on women. But...

Media elite continue to promote trash while trashing the good stuff

Call me an optimist, but I was hoping that maybe, just maybe, the new film “For Greater Glory” might help thaw the heart of...

HHS mandate latest in line of religious crises

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation that would force employers, including Catholic institutions, to pay, directly or indirectly, for insurance...

CRISTIADA: Blessed Miguel Pro: Joyful priest and grateful martyr (Part II)

Editor's note: This is the second part in a series of columns by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted that celebrated of the holy Year for Priests....

CRISTIADA: Blessed Miguel Pro: Jesuit Priest and Martyr (Part I)

Editor's note: This is the first part in a series of columns by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted that celebrated of the holy Year for Priests....

First Amendment, not about Pill, but Bill of Rights

That’s the view of two legal scholars on religious liberty issues as they observe what they see as an orchestrated campaign against the First...

What do we mean by religious liberty?

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FAQ Religious liberty is the first liberty granted to us by God and protected in the First Amendment to our Constitution. It includes...

Charles W. Colson, R.I.P.

Back in the days when Chuck Colson was willing to run over his grandmother for Richard Nixon, I would have happily done the same...

Why we are suing the government

Responding to editors' requests for a regular sampling of current commentary from around the Catholic press, here is an editorial titled "Why we are...