Kathryn Lopez

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.'"

Posted February 14, 2015

Elizabeth Santorum was 17 years old when her sister Bella was born. In a new book, "Bella's Gift," that she wrote with her parents, Rick and Karen, she reflects on the uninformed view of love that she had before her youngest sister taught her something more.

Posted February 07, 2015

"Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ."

Posted January 24, 2015

"I wouldn't have even considered abortion if it weren't legal."

Posted December 30, 2014

"Like it or not, we must be good to the poor, because if we're not, we're going to hell."

Posted December 27, 2014

It's not cheery, but among the most jarring things I read in the run-up to Christmas comes from historian Stanley Weintraub, who has written about Christmas during wartime more than once.

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."