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Adoption by single parent?

Q. I desperately want a child. I am not married and have had cancer twice. I take chemo for five days, then I'm off for 23 days, and the cycle is continuous. I will not be able to have my own children ...



The 'synodality' masqueradeGeorge Weigel

During the 2001 Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who'd suffered through a lot of synodal speechifying and small-group discussions over the years, made a trenchant observation: "Jesus ...

The light at the tunnel's end is still far awayGreg Erlandson

It has been a rough 18 months for the U.S. bishops. Much as they would like it to be over, some observers, including a fellow bishop, think they still have a long way to go. The cascade of bad news started ...

Attorney General Barr and the need to fight for religious freedom and valuesFather Roger Landry

On October 11, Attorney General William Barr gave an impassioned speech to the students and faculty of Notre Dame Law School as well as to Notre Dames' Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture on the state ...

A grateful send-offJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's funny how change or loss can make us appreciate things we don't usually consider worthy of our attention. When I came back to Massachusetts after a year away, I noticed all the changes immediately. ...

Progress and the spread of ChristianityMichael Pakaluk

Which of these two scenarios do you tend to believe, or regard as nearest to the truth? Scenario one: We have not yet seen the full flourishing of Christianity. The Christian faith, mainly through the ...

To raise againScott Hahn

With their riddle about seven brothers and a childless widow, the Sadducees in today's Gospel mock the faith for which seven brothers and their mother die in the First Reading. The Maccabean martyrs ...

Should Biden have been given Communion? Maybe that is the wrong question

Below is an unsigned editorial titled: "Should Joe Biden have been given Communion? Maybe that is the wrong question," which appeared online Nov. 6 on the website of Our Sunday Visitor, a national Catholic ...

Move to meet people with love -- even around the family tableLaura Kelly Fanucci

Religion and politics. The two subjects you're supposed to avoid in polite conversation. Except that the holiday season is when faith and family collide. Feasts like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's ...