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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Three weeks after he instructed the German bishops to find a ‘possible unanimous’ solution on their own, the Holy Father told them to abandon their proposal instead.
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Jennifer Lahl
COMMENTARY: The legalization of commercially contracted gestational-surrogacy agreements is the latest American family landscape: modern baby-making markets.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: President Kennedy’s younger brother was considered the most devout among the Kennedy men.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Greater observation of Thou shalt not steal and Thou shalt not bear false witness would have gone a long way toward preventing the scale of the financial crisis.
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George Weigel
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Christopher Kaczor
COMMENTARY: The connection between the flourishing of parents and the difficulties of raising children is found in friendship.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: It would be better if comments reportedly made by the Pope in private remained in private, not splashed around the world by news media.
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E. Christian Brugger
DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Is It Sinful to Download MP3 Files or to Watch Videos on Streaming Sites?
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John M. Grondelski
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Dominican Father Brian Mullady
COMMENTARY: The original confusion of languages was the final fruit of original sin. The Holy Spirit ended this confusion at Pentecost.
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E. Christian Brugger
DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: The case of Trenton McKinley has renewed discussion and doubts about whether brain death constitutes actual death.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The real story of the Met Gala was that the Church, if only for one evening, was paying tribute to the visual arts in a theatrical way.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: The goods that we desire cannot be obtained without choosing the predecessors upon which they are built.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: One of the most counterintuitive aspects of this papacy is the emphasis given to German perspectives.
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Gerald J. Russello
COMMENTARY: The newest justice didn’t ‘side with the liberals’ in Sessions v. Dimaya. He, along with his predecessor, concurs on the ‘vagueness doctrine.’
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Anne Hendershott and Makenzie White
Commentary for a Register Special Report on Vocations in the United States
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Matthew E. Bunson
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Matthew E. Bunson
COMMENTARY: The 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical makes for a stark contrast.
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Lucia Silecchia
COMMENTARY: With a turbulent decade of hindsight and this year’s 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, his 2008 address is well worth revisiting.
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Christopher Carstens
COMMENTARY: When receiving Jesus at Communion, recall the awesome insight of St. John Paul II’s encyclical.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s admission of serious errors in judgment will have major consequences for Chile’s own Church leaders.
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Msgr. Stuart Swetland
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JD Flynn
COMMENTARY: Gaudete et Exsultate is written to exhort us.
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Father Roger Landry
COMMENTARY: A priest returns to his personal ‘Damascus’ to give thanks for the gift of mercy in his life and priesthood.
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John Grabowski
COMMENTARY: Theology of the body is alive and well in Pope Francis’ ministry and his vision for the Church.
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E. Christian Brugger
COMMENTARY: ‘The Joy of Love’ threatens the moral foundation of the Church.
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The Editors
EDITORIAL: While the early Christians set themselves apart in their reverence for the body and for the spousal one-flesh union as a sign of Christ’s unconditional love for his Church, those who embrace the chemical corset scorn, perhaps unthinkingly, the body’s limits and the sacrifices that come with marriage and family life.
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Mary Hasson
COMMENTARY: Women seem to be unhappier now than in previous generations. They need to hear the truth about the contraceptive mentality, especially from other women.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: We do not choose our destiny nor does our destiny choose us. It comes from God but requires our cooperation.
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Sue Ellen Browder
COMMENTARY: A former Cosmopolitan writer explains how, for decades, the magazine has misled women with a fabricated narrative about a sexual ‘liberation’ that actually exploits them for commercial profit.