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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: In his letter to the Polish bishops for the centennial of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI makes the case for ‘the Great’ as a recognition of the late Holy Father’s impact on history.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Before he was a priest — a man of the Word made flesh — Karol Wojtyła was a playwright and poet.
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Scott Hahn
COMMENTARY: St. John Paul II proposed another way of seeing the human body — as a bridge of God’s grace.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: In unleashing a global pandemic through negligence at best, malice at worst, the Chinese regime has lost whatever credibility it had even six months ago.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: No shrine, save for those in the Holy Land, is more linked with the churnings of history than that of Our Lady of Fatima.
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Jim Schroeder
COMMENTARY: What messages are emerging?
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Rachel Lu
COMMENTARY: COVID-19 challenges Americans to embrace (their own and God’s) real presence.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Elements of the mainstream media have concocted a fake fight between Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict.
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E. Christian Brugger
COMMENTARY: All judgments should be based upon a sober assessment of what is most likely to cause the least unwanted harms while achieving the greatest wanted social benefits. Whatever safety measures are needed to protect people should be enforced.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: April 29 is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp. And it has a page in U.S. Catholic history.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Modern health-care workers under siege in emergency rooms in New York City and elsewhere can look to St. Catherine of Siena as a patron.
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Regis Martin
COMMENTARY: The Rite of Baptism was first liturgically celebrated on Easter Sunday, in order to make the point that unless Christ himself had first overcome death, there could be no baptism for anyone.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Hollywood Loves the Place Where Evil Meets Good, Sin Meets Mercy
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Cardinal Mauro Piacenza
COMMENTARY: Repentance, the Vital Inner Attitude of the Heart
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Rachel Lu
COMMENTARY: The Transformative Power of Being Forgiven
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James R.A. Merrick
COMMENTARY: Why Regular Confession Enriches Reception of the Eucharist
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Father Paul Scalia
COMMENTARY: Fruitful Remorse Arises From Thorough Examination of Conscience
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Kristan Hawkins
The failure to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the weaknesses of the miniseries are the same. Both efforts ignore the broader views of Americans who may be silenced or ignored, but they are not powerless to act.
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Father Dwight Longenecker
COMMENTARY: This Is Heaven Come Down to Earth, With Forgiveness in Its Wings
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Msgr. Charles Pope
COMMENTARY: Now Is a Very Acceptable Time
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s Sunday visit to the Church of Santo Spirito takes place 20 years after the canonization of St. Faustina and 15 years after the death and funeral of St. John Paul II.
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The Editors
A REGISTER SPECIAL SECTION ON CONFESSION
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The Australian cardinal addressed key issues associated with his wrongful conviction and imprisonment, including the incendiary claim that it might have been desired by corrupt officials in Rome.
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Charlotte Kiesel
COMMENTARY: From the beginning, working there was like going home.
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Chad Engelland
COMMENTARY: Coronavirus is making all of us into philosophers.
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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The people who have the most to offer in combating the sexual revolution also have the most to lose from doing so.
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Thomas F. Farr
COMMENTARY: We must not permit any governor, legislature or judge to use the crisis as a pretext to undermine religious liberty.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: Our Savior’s 7 Last Words — those seven phrases of about four dozen words are loving, consoling and full of trust.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Does the Church in Australia realize that the wrongful conviction of Cardinal Pell was an example and warning to all Catholics who might be too open about their Catholic faith?