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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.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: In his last dozen years on the court, there was no more powerful public official in America. He alone decided, in case after case, what U.S. law would be on the most contested of public questions.
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Gerald J. Russello
COMMENTARY: The decision in favor of the California pregnancy centers that refused to distribute state-mandated information on abortion shows the tendency by some secular elites to use seemingly neutral laws against believers.
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Hilary Towers and Leila Miller
COMMENTARY: Humanae Vitae’s 50th anniversary presaged a major casualty of the sexual revolution: children of divorce.
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Jim Schroeder
COMMENTARY: What is the most effective response to these tragedies in regard to our psychological well-being and the well-being of those affected?
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Ed Condon/Catholic News Agency
Immigration policy is not a subject that lends itself easily to canonical legislation and penalties.
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Elizabeth Scalia
COMMENTARY: We can access Google for a lot of fast answers, but it takes a long and sustained faith — faith full of trust, the kind possessed by Fred Rogers — to learn kindness and show it to others.
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Bill May
We can take back marriage if we start framing the issues in terms that everyone knows are true.
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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.