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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Building on the day of prayer and reflection at this year’s fall assembly of the U.S. bishops, might the ‘Crisis of 2018’ prompt salutary shift away from a corporate model of episcopal leadership?
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John M. Grondelski
Praying for the dead and attending to their graves bears witness to a community of faith; visiting cemeteries is visiting another ‘part’ of the Church.
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Joseph Pearce
COMMENTARY: Those who kill innocent people, refusing to see them as human persons, are wrong, whether they are anti-Semites or pro-abortionists.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: A little-known book of private revelations to a Benedictine priest offers some answers.
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Ed Condon
COMMENTARY: Given the ex-cardinal has been assigned the canonical penalty of a life of “prayer and penance,” it is hard to escape the impression that he has begun a sentence for crimes committed yet there has been no trial or other penal process announced.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis desires a ‘poor Church for the poor,’ but in his papacy it’s the wealthy German Church that holds a privileged position.
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Rachel Lu
COMMENTARY: Matthew 9:37, in many respects, is truer now than at any previous period in history.
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Rachel Lu
COMMENTARY: Prayer can make us far more sensitive to the real needs of others, if we turn to it regularly.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: An event that took place more than 800 years ago in a rundown church in San Damiano, Italy, is most relevant to our staggering time.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Like the new Latin-American saint, the Holy Father has chosen not to respond directly to harsh criticism.
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Daniel Mattson
COMMENTARY: The only bridge worth building for people who are confused about their sexual identity has Christ as its architect.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY for 40th anniversary of papal election: In order for the Church to receive the gift of Peter, one man must be willing to pay the price.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: While it points backward to St. John Paul and Benedict XVI and their senior officials, it also raises questions about those presently in office.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: It seems more likely now that we are indeed facing, as Cardinal Karol Wojtyla said in 1976, the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Catholics should be grateful to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for reminding us of beautiful traditions we never should have forgotten.
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Mark Brumley
COMMENTARY: The Catholic Church faces a major moral crisis, even apart from the deep darkness of child sexual abuse.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The Oct. 7 event possesses a sense of history, a universal reach and the most distinctively traditional Catholic devotion.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
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Colin Donovan
COMMENTARY: History provides context for change, but questions on Paragraph 2267 seem to abound, and not unjustly.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The advocates of sexual license are better organized, and better funded, than we are.
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Msgr. William King, JCD
COMMENTARY: The 2002 crisis was about the priest-offenders; the current crisis is about the bishops.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Will Los Angeles revisit the Cardinal Mahony file in light of Bishop Bambera’s action in Scranton?
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Francis J. Beckwith
COMMENTARY: The Vatican has the power, if ordered by Pope Francis, to lift any veils of secrecy that do not permit the press to view these materials alluded to in Archbishop Viganò’s testimony.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: A spirit of defiance offers a possible explanation that merits further investigation.
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Matthew E. Bunson
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis and Archbishop Viganò share one thing in common. Both are placing the responsibility for verifying the truth or the falsehood of what is being claimed on the public and the media.
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Father Dominic Allain
COMMENTARY: Where the priesthood ceases to model human fatherhood, then how can the priesthood minister effective supernatural fatherhood in the Person of Jesus?
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Lawrence Grayson
COMMENTARY: The technical capabilities of reproductive science have outstripped moral development.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: Despite the occasional complaint that the holy-day obligation of the Assumption may ‘ruin a perfectly good beach day,’ realize that it, too, reveals more about the body than what one sees at the beach.
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Matthew E. Bunson
COMMENTARY: The origins of the gathering are worth recalling.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: Being in the dark is a deprivation that renders a good moral judgment impossible.