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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Seán O’Malley and Archbishop José H. Gómez
COMMENTARY: For our leaders in Washington, helping tuition-paying families keep their Catholic and other non-government schools open this fall must be part of the larger, urgently needed plan to sustain our nation.
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Grazie Pozo Christie and Maureen Ferguson
COMMENTARY: Planned Parenthood’s past, it turns out, is its present and, most likely, its future.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: Applying our knowledge from the doctrine of original sin, the Parable of the Wheat and Tares, and the Great Commandment of love of neighbor can go a long way in repairing the damage.
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Janet E. Smith
COMMENTARY: Advice for parents on how to talk to their children who fail to make a distinction between protests against serious injustices against Black people and the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
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.
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Lawrence P. Grayson
COMMENTARY: Individual Americans have stepped up in times of strife since the first Independence Day.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: A new book on America’s founding highlights that the stakes are high, and, as the nightly news makes clear, America is up for grabs.
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Jeanne Allen
COMMENTARY: U.S. Supreme Court paves the way for parental choice for their children’s education.
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Emily Stimpson Chapman
COMMENTARY: Right now, we need more of the last four spiritual works of mercy.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: If missionary expansion is considered an evil enterprise, then the very foundations of Hispanic Catholicism in the United States are compromised.
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Helen Alvaré
COMMENTARY: The 5-4 opinion on June Medical Services v. Russo disappoints pro-life hopes that the case could overthrow Roe v. Wade.
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Emily Stimpson Chapman
COMMENTARY: Women are people who love others to holiness, prioritizing the person over all other goods and seeing the greatness of each individual soul.
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John M. Grondelski
Antoinetta Meo (1930-1937) very much wanted to receive her first Communion and so began her correspondence with Caro Bambino Gesú (Dear Baby Jesus).
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: Catholics should be on the front lines of the fight for justice, beginning in the front pews, protesting devoutly before God.
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V. Bradley Lewis
COMMENTARY: The most valuable thing the Catholic Church can do — in good times and bad — is to preach the Kingdom, and give witness to the existence of heaven, which will never pass away.
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Robert Royal
COMMENTARY: In and of itself, anger is neither a rational justification nor an excuse for good or bad behavior.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
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.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Apollo 11 was a much-needed respite amid a time of social and political chaos.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: This might be a good year to intensify the devotional observance of the Pentecost Octave, despite its liturgical suppression in 1970.
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Steven D. Greydanus
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Carrie Severino
COMMENTARY: His story provides an important lesson on the virtues of humility and fortitude, which seem to be in short supply in Washington these days.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Five points to consider.
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Donald DeMarco
COMMENTARY: Catherine of Siena’s words, many of them handed down as celebrated aphorisms, speak to us with significant gravity during this time, along with other holy words.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: Ut Unum Sint, issued 25 years ago, was the most courageous papal ecumenical proposal since the schism with the Orthodox in 1054 and the Protestant Reformation in 1517.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: The state’s role is to support social institutions such as churches in their operation, not to supplant their decision-making.
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Janet E. Smith
COMMENTARY: Bishops and dioceses must answer the phone calls of victims, meet with them, hear their stories and empathize with them. That is not too much to ask.
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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Karol Wojtyła took up the alternatives to the monarchial age, fought against totalitarianism and offered a vision for liberal democracy rooted in the truth about the human person.
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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.