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Emily Stimpson Chapman
COMMENTARY: Right now, we need more of the last four spiritual works of mercy.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: If missionary expansion is considered an evil enterprise, then the very foundations of Hispanic Catholicism in the United States are compromised.
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Helen Alvaré
COMMENTARY: The 5-4 opinion on June Medical Services v. Russo disappoints pro-life hopes that the case could overthrow Roe v. Wade.
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Emily Stimpson Chapman
COMMENTARY: Women are people who love others to holiness, prioritizing the person over all other goods and seeing the greatness of each individual soul.
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John M. Grondelski
Antoinetta Meo (1930-1937) very much wanted to receive her first Communion and so began her correspondence with Caro Bambino Gesú (Dear Baby Jesus).
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: Catholics should be on the front lines of the fight for justice, beginning in the front pews, protesting devoutly before God.
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V. Bradley Lewis
COMMENTARY: The most valuable thing the Catholic Church can do — in good times and bad — is to preach the Kingdom, and give witness to the existence of heaven, which will never pass away.
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Robert Royal
COMMENTARY: In and of itself, anger is neither a rational justification nor an excuse for good or bad behavior.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: It is possible that Catholic rhetoric regarding Trump is influenced by the high-octane and low-civility rhetoric that is found all over Washington, beginning with the White House.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Apollo 11 was a much-needed respite amid a time of social and political chaos.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: This might be a good year to intensify the devotional observance of the Pentecost Octave, despite its liturgical suppression in 1970.
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Steven D. Greydanus
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Carrie Severino
COMMENTARY: His story provides an important lesson on the virtues of humility and fortitude, which seem to be in short supply in Washington these days.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Five points to consider.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: Catherine of Siena’s words, many of them handed down as celebrated aphorisms, speak to us with significant gravity during this time, along with other holy words.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: Ut Unum Sint, issued 25 years ago, was the most courageous papal ecumenical proposal since the schism with the Orthodox in 1054 and the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The state’s role is to support social institutions such as churches in their operation, not to supplant their decision-making.
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Janet E. Smith
COMMENTARY: Bishops and dioceses must answer the phone calls of victims, meet with them, hear their stories and empathize with them. That is not too much to ask.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Karol Wojtyła took up the alternatives to the monarchial age, fought against totalitarianism and offered a vision for liberal democracy rooted in the truth about the human person.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: In his letter to the Polish bishops for the centennial of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI makes the case for ‘the Great’ as a recognition of the late Holy Father’s impact on history.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Before he was a priest — a man of the Word made flesh — Karol Wojtyła was a playwright and poet.
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Scott Hahn
COMMENTARY: St. John Paul II proposed another way of seeing the human body — as a bridge of God’s grace.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: In unleashing a global pandemic through negligence at best, malice at worst, the Chinese regime has lost whatever credibility it had even six months ago.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: No shrine, save for those in the Holy Land, is more linked with the churnings of history than that of Our Lady of Fatima.
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Jim Schroeder
COMMENTARY: What messages are emerging?
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Rachel Lu
COMMENTARY: COVID-19 challenges Americans to embrace (their own and God’s) real presence.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Elements of the mainstream media have concocted a fake fight between Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict.
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E. Christian Brugger
COMMENTARY: All judgments should be based upon a sober assessment of what is most likely to cause the least unwanted harms while achieving the greatest wanted social benefits. Whatever safety measures are needed to protect people should be enforced.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: April 29 is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp. And it has a page in U.S. Catholic history.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Modern health-care workers under siege in emergency rooms in New York City and elsewhere can look to St. Catherine of Siena as a patron.