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Vatican newspaper rips Hollywood

Rome, Feb. 26, 2008 ( – An essay in the official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano argues that this year’s Oscar awards went to films that portray America as a society “without hope.” The signed column by Gaetano Vallini was critical … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Aims to Pervert Teens

It’s great for business. Pervert young people as much as possible and the abortion industry will keep going. Editor’s Note: This article may contain quotes offensive to some readers… CNA STAFF, Feb 27, 2008 / 06:14 am (CNA).- A Planned … Continue reading

Ad Rem 64 Now Posted

Go here for the latest edition of Ad Rem, which asks, “Where have all the real men gone?” 

New Anti-Depressants Have Little Effect

According to a recent study in the UK, drugs like Prozac have little effect on those suffering from clinical depression. Amateur prescription: Eat healthy. Get exercise, enough rest, and sunlight.  Keep your conscience clean by striving to live virtuously, not … Continue reading

UK Big Brother: Catholic Orthodoxy Suspect in Schools

London, Feb 26, 2008 / 03:45 am (CNA).- A committee in the British House of Commons will investigate Catholic schools following the Bishop of Lancaster’s instructions to schools to place crucifixes in every classroom and stop “safe sex” education, the … Continue reading

An End to Communion in the Hand?

The Turin-based La Stampa reports that the Vatican is poised to introduce stricter norms on Roman Catholic Masses, including halting the abuse of Communion in the hand and setting a time limit for homilies. The February 25 La Stampa quoted … Continue reading

Cardinal Dismisses Entire Board of London Catholic Hospital

After two years of conflict with the administration of a Catholic hospital in London, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has dismissed the entire board of directors of the institution. The drastic move was a result of disputes over contraception and abortion referrals … Continue reading

Russians Pledge to Support Serbia

The US is supporting Kosovo in her independence from Serbia. Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Medvedev — the next president — has pledged that Russia will “stick to” its support for Serbia in opposing Kosovo’s independence. Will we go to war, … Continue reading

Abortion Triple Tragedy

An abortive mother commits suicide, revealing in her note, “I should never have had an abortion. I see now I would have been a good mum.”

Once More, Pope Emphasizes Mission, Evangelism

In his message for the “Day of Prayer for Vocations,” the Holy Father highlighted the close connection of the priesthood and religious life to the mission of the Church. “Mission” and “evangelism” have been present in many of the pope’s … Continue reading

Infanticide and the Need for a Pro-Life Update

From and editorial on It is a funny thing, though, about the social left, with its ever fluid notion of truth and blind faith in the goodness of “progress” and “change”, that an opinion that is one day deemed … Continue reading

A Little Sociology from John Allen

Religion in America compared with Religion in Europe: Vatican officials tend to see the United States as a bulwark against secularism, especially in contrast with contemporary realities in Western Europe. Despite the fact that one can certainly find strong pockets … Continue reading

Not What We Hoped For

Let’s start from square one: I believe my religion is the true one — the one that came from, well, you know, God. If I am a logical person, I believe that other folks’ religions are not true (at least … Continue reading