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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.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: As we embark on the Holy Triduum, the examples of an unknown religious brother and a French law enforcement officer have much to teach us.
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Father Dwight Longenecker
COMMENTARY: It would be much better for the whole Church to continue to explore and expand the role of both lay men and women in the Church
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Jay W. Richards
COMMENTARY: The company did not just fall behind its competition. It promoted the eradication of its future customer base.
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Archbishop Charles Chaput
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C.C. Pecknold
COMMENTARY: Official papers of the founder of the Institute for Religion and Public Life now archived at Catholic University of America.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: The newly elected congressman is in the company with Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, and puts him at odds with Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
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E. Christian Brugger
COMMENTARY: Only fraternal episcopal interventions can now hope to avert what is sure otherwise to be a spiritual catastrophe for the Catholic Church.
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Salvador Ryan
COMMENTARY: The flesh-and-blood saint from the fifth century tells his story in his own words.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: Whether in Faith, Philosophy or Advertising, a Solid Start Places Us on the Right Track
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
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Dominican Father Thomas Petri/Catholic News Agency
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Emily Stimpson Chapman
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The heart of the current pontificate is understood more in the footnotes than the main text.
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E. Christian Brugger
COMMENTARY: The Vatican secretary of state’s recent comments on Amoris Laetitia elevate conscience to a degree that relativizes the objectivity of the moral law.
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Gerald J. Russello
COMMENTARY: The issue in Dumont v. Lyon, like the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, is how to protect religious liberty — set out in the Constitution — when people might be forced to act contrary to those beliefs.