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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.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: The Polish priest cultivated a particular devotion to Our Lady under the title of the ‘Immaculate Conception.’
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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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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The new Muslim-Catholic joint document takes up Benedict’s earlier assertion that religious believers — despite theological conflicts — can contend together for the place of God in our common life.
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Father Brian Mullady, OP
COMMENTARY: The issue that faces the Church is not a confusion in morality, but a failure to educate the faithful about the truth.
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Mark Banks
COMMENTARY: To put it lightly, the situation is a farce.
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Ed Condon
COMMENTARY: Bishops may not wish to be ‘politicians or culture warriors,’ but they are required to speak with clarity on what is and is not acceptable for a Catholic to do, say and believe.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: That new culture has achieved a lot of good. But it makes things worse for the falsely accused.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The thing is, America’s citizens have the tools to correct that course.
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Catherine Hadro
COMMENTARY: EWTN Pro-Life Weekly host says participating in the March for Life gave her more courage to publicly defend the unborn today.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: When some observers charge that nothing has changed in how the Church deals with sexual abuse, consider how quickly and smoothly Cardinal Wuerl ceased to be seen in public.
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Jimmy Akin
COMMENTARY: Considering the consequences alone is not enough to do good. That’s why the Church holds its teaching on intrinsic evil.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Chilean bishops’ visit to Rome demonstrated the newfound willingness of bishops to push back publicly against objectionable actions.
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James V. Schall, SJ
COMMENTARY: To universalize the demand for public confession as a moral duty can infringe on the basic principle of innocence until proven guilty — a principle that really is being tested today.
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George Weigel
COMMENTARY: February meeting of bishops should set a broad agenda for reform, beginning with affirmation of Church teaching on chastity.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: The story of the Guaragna family embodies the puzzling paradox of Italian history.
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Father Raymond j. de Souza
COMMENTARY: While important details of the story are still emerging, there are a number of points that this high-profile priest’s case underscores.
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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.