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Missouri’s only remaining abortion facility given until Friday to appeal license revocation...

A 2016 state report on an inspection of the facility shows that the clinic at that time was in violation of multiple state standards involving the sterilization and storing of equipment, and the proper documentation of medication and procedures.

A correct (if unusual) ruling provoked incorrect (if typical) responses...

The canon law under which Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson has prohibited Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School from holding itself out as “Catholic” is relatively straight-forward. More interesting, if wholly predictable, were the Jesuits’ attempt to redefine the dispute and CNN’s choice simply to lie about it. Long story made short...

Why did cosmonauts bring shotguns to space? And 43 other things you didn't know you needed to know...

Some of the world's greatest minds spend their lives pondering the purpose of humanity. Others just wonder why we never see baby pigeons. We can't explain our existence, but we can help with some other mysteries. Browse our dossier of questions that have probably come to you in the shower. (Including why thoughts often come to you in the shower...

The Birds: When the wind changes overnight...

For all their disagreements, scientific fact and science fiction are in agreement concerning the viral quality of fear. Men tend to panic when the wind changes overnight and blows beyond their control. Pandemonium is never as distant as a complacent people imagine. Civilized society is not immune from collapse just because it is civilized...

‘Religious Freedom Week’ 2019 comes at an especially menacing moment...

Yesterday officially kicked off the U.S. bishops’ annual “Religious Freedom Week,” which is a bit of an exercise in rebranding. The observance was launched in 2012 as the “Fortnight for Freedom,” but after years of linguistic agita trying to explain to the average American what the word “fortnight” means, the bishops threw in the towel and...

Vatican women’s soccer team cancels match after opposing team protests Church’s position on abortion...

The Pope’s representative to Austria cancelled the Vatican women soccer team’s debut international match in Vienna today, after pro-abortion advocates from the opposing team protested the Church’s position on abortion during the Vatican anthem.

Pope’s Angelus on Corpus Christi Sunday: ‘Renew the wonder and joy for this stupendous gift of the Lord, which is the Eucharist’...

“The Feast of Corpus Domini Invites Us Every Year to Renew the Wonder and Joy for the This Stupendous Gift of the Lord, which Is the Eucharist”

Public faith and the Peace Cross...

On Thursday, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case American Legion v. American Humanist Association. By a margin of 7-2, the judges determined that a large Roman cross, known as the Peace Cross, could remain on public land and be maintained by the state. The cross was erected after World War I by the mothers of fallen American soldiers...

Think about the desire of the Lord to feed His people — and our shocking indifference to this fact...

On the Feast of Corpus Christi, we do well to mediate on the desire of the Lord to feed His people and the shocking indifference many have to this fact. This indifference is not just on the part of those who do not come to Mass; it is also found among those in the pews, many of whom don’t seem to care that so many people no longer attend...

Who was St. John the Baptist? (11 things to know and share)...

John the Baptist is a mysterious figure in the New Testament. He was famous in his own day, even before he became the herald of Christ. We even know about him from outside the New Testament. The Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist is June 24, and the Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist is Aug. 29, so it’s an excellent time to catch up on him...