A Service of EWTN
Commentary
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Will Los Angeles revisit the Cardinal Mahony file in light of Bishop Bambera’s action in Scranton?
Commentary
Francis J. Beckwith
COMMENTARY: The Vatican has the power, if ordered by Pope Francis, to lift any veils of secrecy that do not permit the press to view these materials alluded to in Archbishop Viganò’s testimony.
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: A spirit of defiance offers a possible explanation that merits further investigation.
Commentary
Matthew E. Bunson
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis and Archbishop Viganò share one thing in common. Both are placing the responsibility for verifying the truth or the falsehood of what is being claimed on the public and the media.
Commentary
Father Dominic Allain
COMMENTARY: Where the priesthood ceases to model human fatherhood, then how can the priesthood minister effective supernatural fatherhood in the Person of Jesus?
Commentary
Lawrence Grayson
COMMENTARY: The technical capabilities of reproductive science have outstripped moral development.
Commentary
John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: Despite the occasional complaint that the holy-day obligation of the Assumption may ‘ruin a perfectly good beach day,’ realize that it, too, reveals more about the body than what one sees at the beach.
Commentary
Matthew E. Bunson
COMMENTARY: The origins of the gathering are worth recalling.
Commentary
Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: Being in the dark is a deprivation that renders a good moral judgment impossible.
Commentary
Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: Now is the time to cooperate — and cooperate fully — with God’s cleansing fire for his Church.
Commentary
Patrick Lee
COMMENTARY: The revised wording on capital punishment from the Vatican is an important reaffirmation of a central tenet of the Gospel.
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: God makes his mercy available to all without limit, but only the truly repentant can receive it.
Commentary
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.
Commentary
Terry Polakovic
COMMENTARY: The theology of the body teaching of John Paul II opened the door to Pope Paul VI’s encyclical.
Commentary
Father Raymond J. de Souza
Humanae Vitae at 50 COMMENTARY
Commentary
E. Christian Brugger
COMMENTARY: We need to testify today with our lives to the union-procreation paradigm affirmed in 1968 encyclical.
Commentary
Matthew E. Bunson
Humanae Vitae at 50 COMMENTARY
Commentary
Father Roger Landry
COMMENTARY: Rather than being an insurmountable handicap, my priesthood is actually an asset.
Commentary
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.
Commentary
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.
Commentary
Hilary Towers and Leila Miller
COMMENTARY: Humanae Vitae’s 50th anniversary presaged a major casualty of the sexual revolution: children of divorce.
Commentary
Ed Condon/Catholic News Agency
ANALYSIS
Commentary
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?
Commentary
Ed Condon/Catholic News Agency
Immigration policy is not a subject that lends itself easily to canonical legislation and penalties.
Commentary
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.
Commentary
Bill May
We can take back marriage if we start framing the issues in terms that everyone knows are true.
Commentary
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.
Commentary
Jennifer Lahl
COMMENTARY: The legalization of commercially contracted gestational-surrogacy agreements is the latest American family landscape: modern baby-making markets.
Commentary
Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: President Kennedy’s younger brother was considered the most devout among the Kennedy men.
Commentary
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.