COMMENTARY: Blessed Pius IX inaugurated a new era for the Church by dissolving the Papal States.
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COMMENTARY: Cardinal Marian Jaworski’s presence at the death of Pope St. John Paul II capped long years at Karol Wojytła’s side.
COMMENTARY: The fact that the 2-year-old girls were not baptized earlier, by someone else, suggests an inexplicable pastoral failure to heed Pope Francis’ stress on the supreme importance of the sacrament.
COMMENTARY: Cardinal Tobin’s letter to President Trump, requesting clemency for a convicted murderer, drew attention to a pair of important aspects of the Church’s contemporary consideration of capital punishment.
COMMENTARY: Although the 150-year-old document affirmed the definition of papal infallibility, that does not touch the daily life of the Church in the same way as does the affirmation of the universal jurisdiction of the pope.
COMMENTARY: If missionary expansion is considered an evil enterprise, then the very foundations of Hispanic Catholicism in the United States are compromised.
COMMENTARY: In the last few weeks, Pope Francis’ financial reforms have moved into high gear again.
COMMENTARY: It is possible that Catholic rhetoric regarding Trump is influenced by the high-octane and low-civility rhetoric that is found all over Washington, beginning with the White House.