Kathryn Lopez

Posted September 14, 2013

If Bret Baier ever needed an excellent excuse to get out of something, he had one on Sept. 10.

Posted August 31, 2013

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will," Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his 1963 "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

Posted August 10, 2013

As we face decisive junctures as a culture and country and challenges about who we are as a people, it's good to have leaders paving the way, providing prayer and charity, leadership and partnership. What an example to follow.

Posted August 03, 2013

"People won't remember what you said as much as how you made them feel."

Posted July 27, 2013

"The only way to survive here is to become a drug dealer. The lucky ones drive cabs and don't have to," Donovan explained to me. He is groundskeeper at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Posted July 20, 2013

I confess I've been doing some yelling at the TV. I keep hearing that we have to have a "national conversation on violence" in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

Posted July 13, 2013

"Couldn't we have one?" That was Chuck Todd's question as he hosted his political geek show, "The Daily Rundown," on MSNBC one recent morning.

Posted July 06, 2013

I made the mistake of walking away from my computer after hitting "play" on a Youtube video. All of a sudden, the room was filled with hails to ... Satan. This was the comeback from some Wendy Davis fans outside the Texas statehouse to opponents of the Texas legislator's attempts to kill a bill that would restrict some abortions (20 weeks and later) in the state.

Posted June 29, 2013

The prayer vigil on a Saturday night was one of the opening acts of the Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer, fasting, and education, led by Catholic bishops, but of importance to everyone no matter what their faith.

Posted June 22, 2013

DENVER -- I've been spending the better part of the last week among Catholics who communicate.

Posted June 15, 2013

At a recent Thursday-morning press conference, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was asked to explain the moral difference between the 20-week-old babies whom Dr. Kermit Gosnell killed in his Philadelphia clinic and the unborn children that legislation sponsored by Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks would help protect.

Posted June 08, 2013

"I think it's without question that pregnancy to a woman can completely disrupt her life."

Posted June 01, 2013

Maybe it's different for you, especially if you're reading this in an actual newspaper. But if you're online with me right now (trust me, I am at the computer as you're reading -- that's what I do), you're probably in need of some silence.

Posted May 25, 2013

"Beauty draws the human heart and can help ennoble or tear down," Ashley Crouch, an editor at a new magazine called Verily, tells me

Posted May 20, 2013

The health of not just our citizens but our national soul demands that we do a better job, that we work hard to foster and nourish life, both in the womb and outside of it.

Posted May 11, 2013

After disappearing during his term in office and bringing scandal to his family and state, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford is going to Washington, having won election to Congress.

Posted May 04, 2013

"Our lives are at their best when centered not upon ourselves but upon babies!" Cardinal Timothy Dolan made this contention at a gathering hosted by the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, which brought together evangelicals and Catholics to celebrate religious liberty.

Posted April 27, 2013

Once in a while, a government agency adopts a policy that is logical, hardheaded, based on experience and unswayed by cheap sentiment. This may be surprising enough to make you reconsider your view of bureaucrats. But not to worry: It usually doesn't last.

Posted April 22, 2013

Martin Richard's life ended as he waited at the Boston Marathon finish line on a local holiday. He was there to celebrate his dad's victory with his family. Instead, he is dead and his family's life is changed forever.

Posted April 13, 2013

In the face of the darkness that befell Newton, Conn., there has been an expectation of something more, but it doesn't have to do with legislation. Father Peter Cameron, a Dominican priest, preached to the families gathered at St. Rose of Lima Church there the Sunday after the school massacre about the hope that he saw in them.