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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.
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Rachel Lu
COMMENTARY: Prayer can make us far more sensitive to the real needs of others, if we turn to it regularly.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: An event that took place more than 800 years ago in a rundown church in San Damiano, Italy, is most relevant to our staggering time.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Like the new Latin-American saint, the Holy Father has chosen not to respond directly to harsh criticism.
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Daniel Mattson
COMMENTARY: The only bridge worth building for people who are confused about their sexual identity has Christ as its architect.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY for 40th anniversary of papal election: In order for the Church to receive the gift of Peter, one man must be willing to pay the price.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: While it points backward to St. John Paul and Benedict XVI and their senior officials, it also raises questions about those presently in office.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: It seems more likely now that we are indeed facing, as Cardinal Karol Wojtyla said in 1976, the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Catholics should be grateful to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for reminding us of beautiful traditions we never should have forgotten.
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Mark Brumley
COMMENTARY: The Catholic Church faces a major moral crisis, even apart from the deep darkness of child sexual abuse.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The Oct. 7 event possesses a sense of history, a universal reach and the most distinctively traditional Catholic devotion.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
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Colin Donovan
COMMENTARY: History provides context for change, but questions on Paragraph 2267 seem to abound, and not unjustly.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The advocates of sexual license are better organized, and better funded, than we are.