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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.
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Carrie Gress
COMMENTARY: In Christianity, our will isn’t for the sake of our own choices, but to become united with will of the Father.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Now that the suppression order has been lifted, we are free to state what has been evident for several years now.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: Dear priests: We need you to be holy, first and foremost. We need you to be celibate and honor your vow of chastity. And way down the list of your self-understanding, our understanding of you, comes your identity as ‘gay.’
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Many more will know of this heroic and holy man who opposed some of history’s worst ideological gangsters.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The children of divorce, even as adults, have become accustomed to being silenced.
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Stacy Trasancos
COMMENTARY: Bishop Strickland’s recent pastoral letter gets to the root of a major issue.
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Father Roger Landry
REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: The Church must form priests to be spiritual fathers not just in name, but in truth.
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Janet Smith
REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: Ours is a wounded and humiliated Church, one in desperate need of healing.
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Gerald J. Russello
COMMENTARY: The Supreme Court will hear the case of the Bladensburg Peace Cross Feb. 27. More is at stake than just one monument.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Feb. 21-24 meeting takes the view that bishops who think as the Pope wishes them to think about their role as shepherds will then do the right thing in tackling sex abuse.
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Archbishop Charles Chaput
REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: The more closely the Church identifies with any culture, the more its problems penetrate her work.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
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Marie Collins
REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: The laity must see concrete actions and renewed openness ensuing from this meeting.
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Robert Royal
REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: Deliberation has already gone on quite long. It’s time to open up spaces to act.
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Archbishop Carlo Viganò
REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: I continue to have hope, because the Lord will never abandon his Church.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Church in Germany has heavily influenced the post-conciliar era at the Vatican, most notably during the current German-friendly pontificate of Pope Francis.
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The Editors
REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: Key Church leaders reflect on the root causes of clerical sexual abuse, and the most effective path forward to healing
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Cardinal Gerhard Müller
REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: Only he who lives according to the commandments of God can be a good shepherd and a model for the flock.
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Cardinal Wilfrid Napier
REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: “To each according to his needs” is a principle worth considering.
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Rachel Lu
COMMENTARY: Every time we witness a baptism, we should be reminded that God wants us and has taken some pains to make us into the sort of creatures that can be close to him.
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Lawrence P. Grayson
COMMENTARY: As in previous catastrophes, God did not abandon his Church, and he will not do so now.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: Sullivan’s recent article seems erudite and reasonable, unless you are one of the people he is mischaracterizing.