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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The soon-to-be saint relentlessly sought the Truth, and he had the courage to follow where it led.
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Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino
COMMENTARY: The Synod for Amazonia: Comments Concerning the Instrumentum Laboris; Part 3 of a Series
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Regis Martin
COMMENTARY: Although many of his writings exhibit a polemical edge, the soon-to-be saint’s generous capacity for friendship is undimmed.
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Janet E. Smith
COMMENTARY: The report suggests that sexual misconduct at some seminaries is rare, but it does not give an indication how large that group of ‘some’ is.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Karol Wojtyla’s return to America, this time as pope, had many meaningful moments — and lighter ones.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: As the highest-ranking American in the history of the Roman Curia, and earlier as archbishop of San Francisco, the late cardinal had an outsize influence on the Church.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: It is especially appropriate to pray for the Pope on the feast of St. Matthew on Sept. 21 — the date when 16-year-old Jorge Bergoglio discerned his priestly vocation.
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Lawrence P. Grayson
COMMENTARY: In a 2019 BBC interview, he said he ‘loves his job,’ which continues to draw strong pro-life opposition.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: An American-led schism seems so remote as to be impossible, whereas Germany’s bishops are openly defying Pope Francis.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The commission has the potential to shift attention from the desires of adults, based on their fantasy ideologies, to the needs of children, based on immutable realities.
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Nina Shea
COMMENTARY: A drama of faithfulness, courage and perseverance, in which good ultimately triumphs. It is also a window into the importance of the struggle to defend religious freedom.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: Now is the time for bishops, priests, deacons, catechists, parents, godparents, writers and all those with the responsibility to pass on the faith to articulate with clarity and conviction the Church’s Eucharistic faith.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
As local Catholics endure a seemingly endless number of revelations, the question repeatedly being asked is: How can the seminary be producing such men?
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Pia de Solenni
COMMENTARY: Church teachings make little sense when there is not a corresponding lived reality.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: This case is a stark warning of a new circumstance in which faithful Christians have to reckon with suffering for their beliefs.
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John M. Grondelski
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: His insights are the expressions of a gentle soul who has bequeathed to the modern world more than most people realize.
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Sue Ellen Browder
COMMENTARY: Lessons on Suffering Learned From a Life Well-Lived in a Nursing Home
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Gerard V. Bradley
COMMENTARY: Justice Mark Weinberg’s dissenting opinion should provide the basis for Australia’s High Court to finally correct this awful miscarriage of justice.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Aug. 21 ruling against Cardinal George Pell is catastrophic on multiple levels.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Whatever the outcome of his appeal against his own conviction, historically he pioneered many reforms now in effect in how bishops address this issue.
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Sue Ellen Browder
COMMENTARY: Healing the crippling wounds abused people suffer.
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Mary FioRito
COMMENTARY: You don’t eliminate poverty by eliminating the poor.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s letter to priests is explicitly about the abuse crisis, but it also serves as an epilogue to the Year for Priests convoked by Benedict XVI.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: A novena in this period would be a useful observance of the bookend feasts as well as an opportunity, by preaching, by groups, by teaching, to discuss the theology of the body.
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V. Bradley Lewis
COMMENTARY: The nationalism of past human history is not the same thing as the just consciousness and even pride in national identity.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The project also reflects a renewed sense of mission for the Diocese of Orange, California.
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Augustine Himmel
COMMENTARY: Remembering Father Angelus Shaughnessy
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Msgr. Andrew Baker and Father Carter Griffin
COMMENTARY: Many Catholics are unaware that the reform of seminaries began 30 years ago.
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Deacon Omar Gutierrez
COMMENTARY: Bad thinking and bad facts that doom the ‘pro-choice’ argument.