Kathryn Lopez

Posted December 13, 2014

"Verdict is in: Pope Francis is a global rockstar," one Twitter post declared.

Posted November 30, 2014

St. Vincent's Hospital went from lifesaver to bankrupt to closed to construction site for luxury condominiums in what seemed the twinkle of an eye in lower Manhattan.

Posted November 28, 2014

St. Vincent's Hospital went from lifesaver to bankrupt to closed to construction site for luxury condominiums in what seemed the twinkle of an eye in lower Manhattan.

Its end created a void.

Posted November 23, 2014

A Catholic nun was talking with me about her gratitude for her calling in life. It's not every day, perhaps, that you see a nun walking down the street.

Posted November 14, 2014

The skies were ominously dark as the heavens opened. It was a downpour over the island of Nassau, in the Bahamas, just hours after the Nov. 9 plane-crash death of Myles Munroe, his wife and seven others. As far as anyone in Nassau was concerned, it was the only appropriate weather.

Posted November 08, 2014

Bhatti writes about what inspired him to work for religious freedom in Pakistan -- after his brother's death in 2011 -- in a new report on religious persecution throughout the world. Long story short: It's on the upswing, and the rising "religious illiteracy" among Westerners isn't helping matters.

Posted October 26, 2014

"I just saw the dirtiest sex tape I have ever seen in my entire life, and it stars the president's teenage daughter." -- Olivia Pope, a character on ABC's "Scandal"

Posted October 17, 2014

Remarkably, the same church that sounded that alarm is now maligned as waging a "war on women."

Posted September 27, 2014

It's 7:15 Tuesday morning and like most mornings, Fr. Robert Barron, rector of the Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, unassumingly takes an open seat in the audience. Fr. Barron is best and popularly known for the recent PBS series "Catholicism" and his Word on Fire ministry. But here he is on a serene campus outside of Chicago, gathered with his community for prayer.

Posted September 20, 2014

March may be a bit far off, but a St. Patrick's Day brawl has come early. No one seems happy by the recent decision to include OUT@NBCUniversal, an LGBT activist group to participate in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade.

Posted September 13, 2014

Washington, D.C. -- "The West must shift from reactive to proactive, from crisis management to crisis prevention." The target of this advice, given by Aram I Keshishian of the Armenian Apostolic Church, was Washington, D.C., but it also happens to be good counsel for the average citizen.

Posted September 06, 2014

While a prisoner of Islamic terrorists, Steven Sotloff faked illness so that he could observe Yom Kippur. It is said that he would also covertly pray facing Jerusalem.

Posted August 02, 2014

By only spending the minimum on yourself, you may find that you have much more than you would ever need. This was Gershon Burd's discovery, and it was how, on a modest income, he gave away (anonymously) so much to so many. Modesty helps us see the big picture -- that our lives should be integrated wholes, lived in communion with others. It's about escaping the tyranny of an isolated something that seems increasingly difficult and outre with each passing year and technology upgrade.

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.'"