Kathryn Lopez

Posted July 19, 2014

"Perhaps the Catholic church would volunteer to pony up some cash for the illegals' care then? Hmm?"

Posted July 03, 2014

When the women showed up on the morning of the Hobby Lobby decision at the Supreme Court, they were encouraging all Americans to treasure the gifts we have as a free people. You don't have to shop at Hobby Lobby to celebrate the victory won for us all before the Court.

Posted June 28, 2014

?Beware the old woman offering you love.

Posted June 22, 2014

In today's outrage-fueled media cycle, human stories often get lost unless used they're for propaganda.

Posted June 14, 2014

I was dismayed to see the latest video from the pro-life activist group Live Action, which specializes in investigating what's going on inside America's "women's health clinics."

Posted June 14, 2014

I was dismayed to see the latest video from the pro-life activist group Live Action, which specializes in investigating what's going on inside America's "women's health clinics." It highlights a Planned Parenthood educational video and PP employees advising teens about BDSM -- a catchall for sexual violence: bondage, discipline and domination, submission and sadism and masochism.

Posted June 08, 2014

"Growing up, Mom always told me, 'The answer to life is yes.'"

Posted May 24, 2014

I saw a raccoon. That might be an unremarkable fact if your element isn't Manhattan concrete, but it was a highlight for this city gal. And it added to the sylvan aspect of the event I was attending last year, the Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop, in Newburgh, New York.

Posted May 18, 2014

"Themes of #hope, #courage, good conquering evil -- why dad loves #comics."

Posted May 03, 2014

"When did you first know he was a saint?" It's a question Joaquin Navarro-Valls gets often and especially now, in the days surrounding the canonization of his former boss, now St. John Paul II.

Posted April 19, 2014

Pope Francis, your honeymoon with the Western press is over. Of course, media accolades and praise were never his motivation. In fact, he's directly warned against the cult of celebrity that is in danger of missing the point: the Gospel of Christ he teaches.

Posted March 08, 2014

My predominant memory from a year ago this week was the rain. There was a ceaseless downpour everywhere in Rome. I was among the influx of media there to cover the coming election of a new pope.

Posted February 11, 2014

The president of the United States invoked the pope during his annual speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. It was not the first time, and it won't be the last. As a political matter, it makes sense.

Posted February 01, 2014

"Compassion is harder to accept than condemnation when you feel as disgusting and horrible as I do," Ryan Loskarn wrote before he took his own life.

Posted January 28, 2014

Their rally signs were pink. That was the first indication of their bold tactics. Typically, pink is the color reserved for Planned Parenthood. Then there is the ubiquitous pink of Komen, the breast-cancer advocacy group that seems to operate in the shadow of Planned Parenthood and the shrill politics of the sexual-empowerment agenda.

Posted January 05, 2014

Mark Ruffalo is a mainstay of the contemporary "rom-com" genre of movies. He's also one of NARAL Pro-Choice America's favorite actors, due to his his abortion activism.

Posted December 07, 2013

Posted November 29, 2013

'Tis the season for charity -- all the world's inspired by the Christmas spirit once Thanksgiving comes around. You can't help but wonder about the rest of the year, though.

Posted November 24, 2013

Mexico City -- Children giggle with hysterical joy as drops of holy water hit them. A handicapped man in pain groans, reaching for the hope that is so palpable here. A pregnant woman takes in a little of the peace of this place, even in the midst of all the noise.

Posted November 10, 2013

"He was just kind of left by himself," a friend of Richard Shoop commented to reporters.