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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.
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Msgr. William King, JCD
COMMENTARY: The 2002 crisis was about the priest-offenders; the current crisis is about the bishops.
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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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Francis J. Beckwith
COMMENTARY: The Vatican has the power, if ordered by Pope Francis, to lift any veils of secrecy that do not permit the press to view these materials alluded to in Archbishop Viganò’s testimony.
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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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Matthew E. Bunson
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis and Archbishop Viganò share one thing in common. Both are placing the responsibility for verifying the truth or the falsehood of what is being claimed on the public and the media.
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Father Dominic Allain
COMMENTARY: Where the priesthood ceases to model human fatherhood, then how can the priesthood minister effective supernatural fatherhood in the Person of Jesus?
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Lawrence Grayson
COMMENTARY: The technical capabilities of reproductive science have outstripped moral development.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: Despite the occasional complaint that the holy-day obligation of the Assumption may ‘ruin a perfectly good beach day,’ realize that it, too, reveals more about the body than what one sees at the beach.
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Matthew E. Bunson
COMMENTARY: The origins of the gathering are worth recalling.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: Being in the dark is a deprivation that renders a good moral judgment impossible.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: Now is the time to cooperate — and cooperate fully — with God’s cleansing fire for his Church.
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Patrick Lee
COMMENTARY: The revised wording on capital punishment from the Vatican is an important reaffirmation of a central tenet of the Gospel.
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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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Christopher Kaczor
COMMENTARY: In offering an interpretation that goes beyond the historical, the popular Canadian clinical psychologist and civil-rights activist follows in the footsteps of Jerome, Origen and Cyprian.
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Terry Polakovic
COMMENTARY: The theology of the body teaching of John Paul II opened the door to Pope Paul VI’s encyclical.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
Humanae Vitae at 50 COMMENTARY
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E. Christian Brugger
COMMENTARY: We need to testify today with our lives to the union-procreation paradigm affirmed in 1968 encyclical.
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Matthew E. Bunson
Humanae Vitae at 50 COMMENTARY
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Father Roger Landry
COMMENTARY: Rather than being an insurmountable handicap, my priesthood is actually an asset.