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Emily Stimpson Chapman
COMMENTARY: I’ll go to Mass praying for all those around me whose hearts are breaking for what they lost or never had. Mary, our mother, who lost her only Son, is close to them in their grief. The Church should be, too.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The sex-abuse scandal has given ordinary laypeople the ability to facilitate real change. Case in point: the Diocese of Buffalo, New York.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The pope emeritus’ essay invites examination of three particular causes of the sex-abuse problem that has plagued the Church.
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Jim Schroeder
COMMENTARY: Does God’s design reward those who learn how to be alert to what matters most?
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Nina Shea
COMMENTARY: The country needs to identify the circumstances and motives behind the attacks and take decisive action.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: All one has to do is turn to three great papal encyclicals.
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David A. Smither
COMMENTARY: Every act of mercy is a sharing of the Good News, and therefore an indispensable dimension of evangelization.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: This perpetual need for purification, found at the foundation of the priesthood, is likewise found at the beginning of every authentic renewal of the priesthood and of the Church.
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Adam DeVille
COMMENTARY: Now is the time for the entire People of God to rise up, roll up their sleeves.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: As the pope emeritus has found time and again, when everything unimaginable is before us, the only path back is back to God, revealed in Jesus Christ.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: The response to the devastating fire in Paris should inform the rebuilding project in each of us and in all of us together, made by baptism true temples of God.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: When a self-confident public persona follows a person into ordinary life, trouble usually erupts. Instead, give credit where it is due. Be grateful.
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Nicholas Healy
COMMENTARY: The parallels between the two are too interesting to ignore.
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Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich/CNA
COMMENTARY: Thanks to President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, the United States benefits from the Vatican’s moral leadership.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: Each of us, like Abby Johnson, has a plan distinctively crafted for our lives. And it may or may not mean praying in front of an abortion business.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: It is not religion but irreligion that, by far, has been the leading cause of war.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The dominant pastoral advice of Christus Vivit concerns mistakes to avoid rather than indications of paths to pursue.
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Janet Smith
COMMENTARY: We can’t let the dismal scandal we are living through weaken our faith.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The February summit of bishops at the Vatican signaled a turning point in how the Church is framing sexual abuse.
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Krista Keil
COMMENTARY: Let us unite in bringing the darkness to light and healing to all.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s choices have been much less impactful than the diverse range of Church luminaries St. John Paul II appointed early in his own papacy.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The ‘bombshell’ book has been almost universally panned by Catholic commentators.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: Because his body is the body of a person — a human person redeemed by Christ, who ‘became flesh and lived among us’ — that body is sacred, a temple of the Holy Spirit, a sacramental.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Commentators across the political and ecclesiastical spectrum have found the prosecution of Cardinal Pell to be an obvious injustice.
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Tim Busch
COMMENTARY: In the wake of the Boston scandal of nearly 20 years ago, we learned that the laity and Church leadership can work together to achieve reform. Today, we have a chance to prove this once again.
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James F. Schroeder
COMMENTARY: The transformational power of God cannot transform if we do not freely consent to who he is and live each second as if what we do matters in opening the door to his love and purpose for us.
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Donald DeMarco
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Lawrence P. Grayson
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis has said, ‘Our defense of the innocent unborn needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred.’
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Msgr. William King, JCD
COMMENTARY: Winter is here. It’s a colder, deeper winter for the Church than we’ve experienced in a long time.
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Rachel Lu
COMMENTARY: The Church urges us every year at Lent, to remember that we are dust, and to remind ourselves what that means by doing bodily penance.