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Father Brian Mullady, OP
COMMENTARY: One must respect the right of Rome to seek to abolish the death penalty, but one may also disagree as to whether this is a homogenous development of doctrine or merely a debate about circumstantial application of that doctrine.
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Mark Banks
COMMENTARY: The 2019 Kantor Report found that ‘Jews in some countries feel they live in a state of emergency’ as violent incidents have increased throughout the world.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: There are burdens, often undeserved, that accompany every path in life. The priesthood is no exception, and the burdens of our life are not without blessings.
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Lawrence P. Grayson
COMMENTARY: The new Equality Act of 2019 bill in Congress is anything but an act of equality.
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Stacy A. Trasancos
COMMENTARY: Logic, science and justice show that Church teaching is right on abortion.
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Anthony Esolen
COMMENTARY: How can we bring back the masculine ideal, which has become a casualty of today’s cultural confusion?
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Father Roger Landry
COMMENTARY: In the promotion of fatherhood and the formation of men to be good dads, the Church has much to offer.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: Part I — Clergy sex abuse is rising, not falling.
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Jim Schroeder
COMMENTARY: You can call it a failure of faith or a failure of personal choice, but it is mostly a failure of focus.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: According to prosecutors, the very implausibility of the cardinal’s alleged crimes is an indication of their truth.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: Even God, in the Incarnation, reckons with the reality of being part of space and time.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo’s release of information on Theodore McCarrick suggests what a new era of whistleblowing might look like in the Church.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: If Fulton Sheen had known that being buried in Peoria rather than New York would be advantageous for his own beatification, what would he have decided?
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: So let’s be part of the solution.
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Archbishop José H. Gomez
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Gerald J. Russello
With Justice Brett Kavanaugh now on the bench this Spring session, many are confident the high court will take more conservative action.
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Emily Stimpson Chapman
COMMENTARY: I’ll go to Mass praying for all those around me whose hearts are breaking for what they lost or never had. Mary, our mother, who lost her only Son, is close to them in their grief. The Church should be, too.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The sex-abuse scandal has given ordinary laypeople the ability to facilitate real change. Case in point: the Diocese of Buffalo, New York.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The pope emeritus’ essay invites examination of three particular causes of the sex-abuse problem that has plagued the Church.
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Jim Schroeder
COMMENTARY: Does God’s design reward those who learn how to be alert to what matters most?
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Nina Shea
COMMENTARY: The country needs to identify the circumstances and motives behind the attacks and take decisive action.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: All one has to do is turn to three great papal encyclicals.
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David A. Smither
COMMENTARY: Every act of mercy is a sharing of the Good News, and therefore an indispensable dimension of evangelization.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: This perpetual need for purification, found at the foundation of the priesthood, is likewise found at the beginning of every authentic renewal of the priesthood and of the Church.
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Adam DeVille
COMMENTARY: Now is the time for the entire People of God to rise up, roll up their sleeves.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: As the pope emeritus has found time and again, when everything unimaginable is before us, the only path back is back to God, revealed in Jesus Christ.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: The response to the devastating fire in Paris should inform the rebuilding project in each of us and in all of us together, made by baptism true temples of God.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: When a self-confident public persona follows a person into ordinary life, trouble usually erupts. Instead, give credit where it is due. Be grateful.
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Nicholas Healy
COMMENTARY: The parallels between the two are too interesting to ignore.
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Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich/CNA
COMMENTARY: Thanks to President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, the United States benefits from the Vatican’s moral leadership.