Guest Columnist

On gene editing

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

A Chinese scientist, Jiankui He, last month announced the birth of twin babies whose genes he claims to have modified while they were embryos. On... (Read more)
In September, we invited world-renowned painter Igor Babailov—the artist behind official paintings of Pope Benedict XVI and several world... (Read more)

Book Review: Mind, Heart, & Soul

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

The Catholic Church in the United States has received staggering blows of late. The sinful and criminal behavior of a former leading prelate, the... (Read more)

Giving thanks for the Church

By Maureen Ferguson

It’s a great time to be Catholic. I mean that sincerely… in the sense of Dickens’ opening lines in A Tale of Two Cities. “It was the best of... (Read more)

A mother's reflections on the youth synod

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

As a Catholic mother of five young people, I have been watching the Youth Synod with great interest and praying for its success. My husband and I... (Read more)

Book Review: When Women Pray

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Catholic women in the United States – indeed, all Catholics – now face a test of our faith. The scandals across the church and Rome’s continued... (Read more)
Despite feeling humiliated and betrayed as a faithful Catholic, I am thankful for our summer of shame. I am grateful that a Pennsylvania grand... (Read more)
Back in October, when Harvey Weinstein’s exploits [crimes] became public, those of us who have been supportive of the Catholic Church’s teachings... (Read more)
If there is one thing news from around the world has proven over the course of the first half of 2018, it is that the crisis of clerical sexual... (Read more)

Looking Forward to Religious Freedom Week

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

The plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East is shocking to American sensibilities. Because we are only occasionally reminded by the... (Read more)