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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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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: There is a reasonable way forward, both in terms of rooting out corruption in the Church and restoring a measure of harmony.
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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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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: God makes his mercy available to all without limit, but only the truly repentant can receive it.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: In his last dozen years on the court, there was no more powerful public official in America. He alone decided, in case after case, what U.S. law would be on the most contested of public questions.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Vatican Intervention Seems Necessary
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Three weeks after he instructed the German bishops to find a ‘possible unanimous’ solution on their own, the Holy Father told them to abandon their proposal instead.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Greater observation of Thou shalt not steal and Thou shalt not bear false witness would have gone a long way toward preventing the scale of the financial crisis.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The real story of the Met Gala was that the Church, if only for one evening, was paying tribute to the visual arts in a theatrical way.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
BOOK REVIEW: Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis Is Misleading His Flock
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s admission of serious errors in judgment will have major consequences for Chile’s own Church leaders.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
ANALYSIS
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COMMENTARY: The heart of the current pontificate is understood more in the footnotes than the main text.
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COMMENTARY: All the immense good that he accomplished will continue to bear fruit. But his decision to abdicate will occupy the first place evaluating his legacy.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Alongside the Pope’s recent apology for his remarks during his last trip, there have been other notable examples of papal mistakes.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father has had a devotion to Salus Populi Romani since his first days as pope.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: In parish after parish, in schools and chaplaincies and shrines, the centennial was marked by devotions.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
NEWS ANALYSIS
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Polish cardinal retired last week at the age of 77.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
NEWS ANALYSIS
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: A look at what Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the U.S. bishops’ conference, might discuss on the plan forward during his meeting with Pope Francis scheduled for Thursday.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: While the bishops did not clarify whether Pope Francis asked them to submit their resignations, or whether it was their idea, it must certainly be the former.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father's meeting with the Chilean bishops echoes the ‘emergency summit’ Pope John Paul II had with U.S. cardinals in April 2002, but it’s altogether different.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: A first-class relic is drawing large crowds on a 14-city tour of Canada.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The most recent clarification raises new questions, but clearly rules out the more adventurous interpretations of the Holy Father’s apostolic exhortation.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: A modification in response to pastoral failure within the Latin rite would be a brand-new step.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The dialogue that Pope Francis often calls for is not actually taking place within the Church.
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The contributions from a recent conference of proponents at Boston College can be engaged as an avenue for considering the document’s potential and perils.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: ‘Momentarily winning the day’ has characterized Catholic infighting in 2017.