Kathryn Lopez

Posted December 25, 2015

"I was forced to flee the country with my family after a violent attack on my residence by extremists." Dr. Paul Bhatti is a surgeon who had to flee his homeland of Pakistan.

Posted November 07, 2015

Sister Magdalene Teresa came to Washington, D.C., to attend an event sponsored by the National Review Institute and the Heritage Foundation highlighting alternatives to Planned Parenthood and abortion -- groups offering health care and help for pregnant women in need.

Posted October 10, 2015

As of this writing, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan has not decided whether to run for speaker. He has been bombarded by all the Republican factions. Even Mitt Romney says the Wisconsinite can unify the Republican conference and take ON the job.

Posted October 03, 2015

Pope Francis came and went, and our headlines remained the same. Congress missed an opportunity to make progress in our intractable abortion debate. Oregon families mourned loved ones killed in another shooting.

Posted September 19, 2015

A few days ago, I was on a panel at the In Defense of Christians National Leadership Convention on Capitol Hill discussing "Building Bridges between Eastern and Western Christianity." The first question was about obstacles barring such bridges.

Posted September 12, 2015

Philadelphia is in the final days of preparing for the meeting, an international, ecumenical congress focused on families and the love that binds them together. Like Pando, the City of Brotherly Love is ecstatic to welcome Pope Francis -- as you can see from the new pop-up store in Center City lined with papal bobble-head dolls.

Posted August 28, 2015

On one August Saturday morning, people were gathering outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. They were protesting the dehumanization on display in recent undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress that exposed the abortion industry for what it is: a business centered on death.

Posted August 22, 2015

America, New York City needs your help.

Posted July 31, 2015

"A deer gets trapped on a hillside and every effort is brought to bear to rescue him from his predicament.

Posted July 17, 2015

"We were at one, blood to blood, as no other kind of union could make us," the English essayist Malcolm Muggeridge wrote, recalling giving his wife his own blood during a critical medical moment.

Posted June 27, 2015

The power of love recently on display in Charleston, South Carolina has been stunning. For a nation beset by hate in recent months, from one city to another, the blood shed there has led to something better.

Posted June 06, 2015

At one point, there were upward of 50 gender options available for users to choose on Facebook. Things must have changed, because when I checked this morning, it was down to three: male, female and a write-in custom option.

Posted May 29, 2015

A recent New Yorker magazine cover portrays Hillary Clinton looking in on a locker room full of Republican presidential candidates looking very white and very male.

Posted May 22, 2015

I ran into Kirsten Powers briefly in Washington, D.C., the other day, and afterward I thought to myself: "I hope she knows she is a profile in courage."

Posted May 09, 2015

PASCO, Wash. -- In this small Washington state town, the students of Tri-Cities Prep, a Catholic high school, have found what many Americans have forgotten about in our immigrant heritage: the sacrifice and hope.

Posted April 25, 2015

Dana Perino, former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush and co-host of the Fox News Channels "The Five," makes a plea for civility in her book "And the Good News Is ..."

Posted April 18, 2015

"It's scary and it knocks the breath out of you."

Posted April 10, 2015

"ISIS is an army of the devil," Father Dankbar Issa, a Chaldean monk, tells the charity group Aid to the Church in Need. "There is no other explanation for what they are doing to people," he said just after Palm Sunday Mass.

Posted April 07, 2015

Every presidential candidate should meet persecuted Christians.

Posted March 13, 2015

"I was on the subway the other day," a dinner companion observed recently, "and the subway conductor said, 'Please let your neighbor off first.'"