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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s letter to priests is explicitly about the abuse crisis, but it also serves as an epilogue to the Year for Priests convoked by Benedict XVI.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: A novena in this period would be a useful observance of the bookend feasts as well as an opportunity, by preaching, by groups, by teaching, to discuss the theology of the body.
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V. Bradley Lewis
COMMENTARY: The nationalism of past human history is not the same thing as the just consciousness and even pride in national identity.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The project also reflects a renewed sense of mission for the Diocese of Orange, California.
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Augustine Himmel
COMMENTARY: Remembering Father Angelus Shaughnessy
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Msgr. Andrew Baker and Father Carter Griffin
COMMENTARY: Many Catholics are unaware that the reform of seminaries began 30 years ago.
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Deacon Omar Gutierrez
COMMENTARY: Bad thinking and bad facts that doom the ‘pro-choice’ argument.
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Father Carter Griffin
COMMENTARY: Proposals for married clergy often reveal a functional view of the priesthood that loses sight of its spiritual fatherhood.
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Janet E. Smith
COMMENTARY: It seems that improvements have been made in many seminaries, but are they genuine or just window dressing?
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Paul Kengor
What John Paul II’s respect for the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and freedom can teach us today.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: ‘Male and Female He Created Them’ has great potential for Catholic education. Faithful Catholics should pick up this ball and run with it.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: Part II — The Ruth Institute report ‘Receding Waves: Child Sexual Abuse and Homosexual Priests Since 2000,’ finds surprising changes in both the victims and the perpetrators of clerical sexual abuse.
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Father Carter Griffin
COMMENTARY: There are many perfectly logical reasons to abandon priestly celibacy, and there always have been. Why did the Latin Rite never do so?
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The working document for the Pan-Amazonian synod, and two other recently released documents, suggest that environmental policies will be treated as magisterial matters.
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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.