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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Church in Germany has heavily influenced the post-conciliar era at the Vatican, most notably during the current German-friendly pontificate of Pope Francis.
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COMMENTARY: The new Muslim-Catholic joint document takes up Benedict’s earlier assertion that religious believers — despite theological conflicts — can contend together for the place of God in our common life.
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COMMENTARY: That new culture has achieved a lot of good. But it makes things worse for the falsely accused.
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COMMENTARY: When some observers charge that nothing has changed in how the Church deals with sexual abuse, consider how quickly and smoothly Cardinal Wuerl ceased to be seen in public.
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COMMENTARY: The Chilean bishops’ visit to Rome demonstrated the newfound willingness of bishops to push back publicly against objectionable actions.
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COMMENTARY: While important details of the story are still emerging, there are a number of points that this high-profile priest’s case underscores.
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COMMENTARY: The life and service of the late shepherd of the Diocese of Madison tracked in an unusual way the ecclesial shifts of his era.
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COMMENTARY: While the annual gathering fell short, it may in fact have signaled a critical turning point on the road to reform.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Building on the day of prayer and reflection at this year’s fall assembly of the U.S. bishops, might the ‘Crisis of 2018’ prompt salutary shift away from a corporate model of episcopal leadership?
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COMMENTARY: Pope Francis desires a ‘poor Church for the poor,’ but in his papacy it’s the wealthy German Church that holds a privileged position.
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COMMENTARY: Like the new Latin-American saint, the Holy Father has chosen not to respond directly to harsh criticism.
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COMMENTARY for 40th anniversary of papal election: In order for the Church to receive the gift of Peter, one man must be willing to pay the price.
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COMMENTARY: While it points backward to St. John Paul and Benedict XVI and their senior officials, it also raises questions about those presently in office.
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COMMENTARY: Catholics should be grateful to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for reminding us of beautiful traditions we never should have forgotten.
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COMMENTARY: Will Los Angeles revisit the Cardinal Mahony file in light of Bishop Bambera’s action in Scranton?
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COMMENTARY: There is a reasonable way forward, both in terms of rooting out corruption in the Church and restoring a measure of harmony.
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COMMENTARY: A spirit of defiance offers a possible explanation that merits further investigation.
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COMMENTARY: God makes his mercy available to all without limit, but only the truly repentant can receive it.
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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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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Vatican Intervention Seems Necessary
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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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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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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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Father Raymond J. de Souza
BOOK REVIEW: Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis Is Misleading His Flock
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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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Father Raymond J. de Souza
ANALYSIS
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COMMENTARY: The heart of the current pontificate is understood more in the footnotes than the main text.