National Catholic Register

Finnish Study: Transgender Surgeries for Minors Do Not Solve Mental-Health Issues

The study noted that adolescents who struggle with their gender identity commonly have other underlying psychological health problems.

According to the researchers, suicide was rare among adolescents who sought psychiatric help within the time frame analyzed in the study, regardless of whether they received transgender drugs or surgeries.

French Bishops Call for Fasting and Prayer as France Enshrines Abortion in Constitution

GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT
An attendee prays the Rosary during a demonstration called by the association ‘La Marche pour la Vie’ (March for Life) against abortion and euthanasia in Versailles, Frances, southwest of Paris, on March 4.

‘Let us pray that our fellow citizens will rediscover the taste for life, for giving it, for receiving it, for accompanying it, for having and raising children,’ the bishops said.

‘Non-Liturgical’ Blessings Do Not Exist

Franco Origlia
Pope Benedict XVI delivers his ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 25, 2011.

A recent Vatican News article used a 2000 instruction by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to justify the blessing of irregular couples.

Supreme Court Says States Cannot Remove Trump From 2024 Ballot

Bob Korn
United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

After the Colorado ruling, an Illinois judge issued a similar order, while Maine’s attorney general said the state would bar Trump from the ballot. Several other states signaled similar plans.