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Gerard V. Bradley
COMMENTARY: The report triggered an explosion of law enforcement activity, but failed to inspire a broader campaign to address a national epidemic of sexual abuse in public schools and other settings.
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V. Bradley Lewis
COMMENTARY: It remains a task for Catholic defenders of human rights to show that a fully adequate understanding of human rights is not possible without an understanding of the truth about man, which is also the truth about God.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
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Eugene Gan
COMMENTARY: Christifideles Laici at 30: More Relevant Today Than Ever
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: Catholic parents need to understand clearly what it means to be a Catholic parent.
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Mary Shivanandan
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: Put an end to the exploitation of an 11-year-old boy.
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Peter Brown
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis’ recent suggestion can serve as a great moment to spotlight the true meaning behind this foundational prayer of the Church.
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Father Thomas Petri, OP
COMMENTARY: These Seven Ancient Prayers Remind Us There Is More to Advent
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David A. Smither
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: The Pope has spoken out against the double lives of priest and religious since his days as archbishop of Buenos Aires.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: We have something more effective to do — carry out our mission as individual Catholics to serve the Church.
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Jeanette Flood
COMMENTARY: A survivor offers words of comfort.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: Mary reveals true humanity. She is what human beings should have been like, but for sin.
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JD Flynn/CNA
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: All truths are interconnected, from the humblest to the holiest.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The life and service of the late shepherd of the Diocese of Madison tracked in an unusual way the ecclesial shifts of his era.
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Paul Kengor
GUEST EDITORIAL
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Nina Shea
COMMENTARY: The provisional agreement, now two months old, is being used to suppress the faithful.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Assessing the midterms
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: While the annual gathering fell short, it may in fact have signaled a critical turning point on the road to reform.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: Church leadership won’t solve this current crisis unless it confronts homosexual practice among the clergy and especially the networks of homosexually oriented clergy operating to protect each other.
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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.