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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Despite Pope Francis’ revival of the great vision the Latin American bishops set forth in 2007, there is little evidence that it will be truly be put into practice.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Progressives the world over were bitterly disappointed by the seeming sense of betrayal by Pope Francis. At the same time, though, the Holy Father did not reject the proposal.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Vatican snafus in recent years are usually launched by commentators who are eager to advocate for Pope Francis, but often end up doing more harm than good.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
DECADE IN REVIEW: Despite the election of the first pope from Latin America in 2013, the past decade has mostly been a march backward, both for secular society and for the Church.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The twin cases raise questions about the course of justice, both civil and canonical, and how the two coincide, or come into conflict.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
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COMMENTARY: Fond memories of the holy archbishop, who loved Mary, the Eucharist and the priesthood.
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis’ latest apostolic letter treats the crèche as a particularly effective means of making the Gospel come alive, especially for children, but not only for them.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki was symbolic and a powerful call for peace. But its effect on nuclear policy around the world will be limited.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Baltimore provided a new USCCB executive. But who speaks for bishops is not determined by official office.
Editorial
Father Raymond J. de Souza
GUEST EDITORIAL: The Pan-Amazon synod manifested a certain lack of ‘care for all the Churches’ in three ways.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST: Special Section commentary — What the Pew Survey Reveals About Belief in the Real Presence
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: At a certain point, a pattern becomes clear — only those who wish to close their eyes do not see it.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The soon-to-be saint relentlessly sought the Truth, and he had the courage to follow where it led.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: As the highest-ranking American in the history of the Roman Curia, and earlier as archbishop of San Francisco, the late cardinal had an outsize influence on the Church.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: It is especially appropriate to pray for the Pope on the feast of St. Matthew on Sept. 21 — the date when 16-year-old Jorge Bergoglio discerned his priestly vocation.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: An American-led schism seems so remote as to be impossible, whereas Germany’s bishops are openly defying Pope Francis.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: This case is a stark warning of a new circumstance in which faithful Christians have to reckon with suffering for their beliefs.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Aug. 21 ruling against Cardinal George Pell is catastrophic on multiple levels.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Whatever the outcome of his appeal against his own conviction, historically he pioneered many reforms now in effect in how bishops address this issue.
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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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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The project also reflects a renewed sense of mission for the Diocese of Orange, California.
Nation
Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Very few things are truly unprecedented in the life of the Church, but a Catholic cathedral built inside of a former Protestant church is one of them.
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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 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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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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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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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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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 Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The dominant pastoral advice of Christus Vivit concerns mistakes to avoid rather than indications of paths to pursue.