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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: This case is a stark warning of a new circumstance in which faithful Christians have to reckon with suffering for their beliefs.
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John M. Grondelski
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: His insights are the expressions of a gentle soul who has bequeathed to the modern world more than most people realize.
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Sue Ellen Browder
COMMENTARY: Lessons on Suffering Learned From a Life Well-Lived in a Nursing Home
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Gerard V. Bradley
COMMENTARY: Justice Mark Weinberg’s dissenting opinion should provide the basis for Australia’s High Court to finally correct this awful miscarriage of justice.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Aug. 21 ruling against Cardinal George Pell is catastrophic on multiple levels.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Whatever the outcome of his appeal against his own conviction, historically he pioneered many reforms now in effect in how bishops address this issue.
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Sue Ellen Browder
COMMENTARY: Healing the crippling wounds abused people suffer.
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Mary FioRito
COMMENTARY: You don’t eliminate poverty by eliminating the poor.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s letter to priests is explicitly about the abuse crisis, but it also serves as an epilogue to the Year for Priests convoked by Benedict XVI.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: A novena in this period would be a useful observance of the bookend feasts as well as an opportunity, by preaching, by groups, by teaching, to discuss the theology of the body.
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V. Bradley Lewis
COMMENTARY: The nationalism of past human history is not the same thing as the just consciousness and even pride in national identity.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The project also reflects a renewed sense of mission for the Diocese of Orange, California.
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Augustine Himmel
COMMENTARY: Remembering Father Angelus Shaughnessy
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Msgr. Andrew Baker and Father Carter Griffin
COMMENTARY: Many Catholics are unaware that the reform of seminaries began 30 years ago.
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Deacon Omar Gutierrez
COMMENTARY: Bad thinking and bad facts that doom the ‘pro-choice’ argument.
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Father Carter Griffin
COMMENTARY: Proposals for married clergy often reveal a functional view of the priesthood that loses sight of its spiritual fatherhood.
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Janet E. Smith
COMMENTARY: It seems that improvements have been made in many seminaries, but are they genuine or just window dressing?
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Paul Kengor
What John Paul II’s respect for the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and freedom can teach us today.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: ‘Male and Female He Created Them’ has great potential for Catholic education. Faithful Catholics should pick up this ball and run with it.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: Part II — The Ruth Institute report ‘Receding Waves: Child Sexual Abuse and Homosexual Priests Since 2000,’ finds surprising changes in both the victims and the perpetrators of clerical sexual abuse.
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Father Carter Griffin
COMMENTARY: There are many perfectly logical reasons to abandon priestly celibacy, and there always have been. Why did the Latin Rite never do so?
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The working document for the Pan-Amazonian synod, and two other recently released documents, suggest that environmental policies will be treated as magisterial matters.
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Father Brian Mullady, OP
COMMENTARY: One must respect the right of Rome to seek to abolish the death penalty, but one may also disagree as to whether this is a homogenous development of doctrine or merely a debate about circumstantial application of that doctrine.
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Mark Banks
COMMENTARY: The 2019 Kantor Report found that ‘Jews in some countries feel they live in a state of emergency’ as violent incidents have increased throughout the world.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: There are burdens, often undeserved, that accompany every path in life. The priesthood is no exception, and the burdens of our life are not without blessings.
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Lawrence P. Grayson
COMMENTARY: The new Equality Act of 2019 bill in Congress is anything but an act of equality.
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Stacy A. Trasancos
COMMENTARY: Logic, science and justice show that Church teaching is right on abortion.
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Anthony Esolen
COMMENTARY: How can we bring back the masculine ideal, which has become a casualty of today’s cultural confusion?
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Father Roger Landry
COMMENTARY: In the promotion of fatherhood and the formation of men to be good dads, the Church has much to offer.