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‘Sense of Betrayal’

The crisis ripping apart the Church isn’t a result of misconduct by priests. If these cases had been handled in a timely, transparent fashion, it would have been avoided. As Cardinal Dolan … more

New Evangelization Talk Links Eucharist and Bible

A palpable sense of energy and activity pervaded St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie last Saturday morning. Dr. Scott Hahn,… more

Sharing Our Struggles

I didn’t want to go Mass this weekend. In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not go to Mass last weekend. … more

Where Do We Go From Here?

In the late summer and early fall of 1776, following disastrous defeats at the Battle of Long Island … more

Confronting Satan With Prayer

At first I thought it was maybe just me. All summer, with news of the stinging scandals—Theodore McCarrick, the Pennsylvania Grand Jury, the controversy caused by Archbishop Vigano’s … more

Tend Your Faith

I urge all Catholics not to confuse the trauma of clergy sexual abuse with your devotion to your Catholic faith. Regardless of what is happening in the Church, each of us must travel separately in … more

‘One of Their Own’

On the advice of a friend, I picked up a library book with the fearsome title “Dagger John,” by John Loughery. I was soon exposed to a history of the bias and hatred toward the poor, penniless … more

Must Be Addressed

I commend the editors of this paper for being direct and candid regarding the recent allegations of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. Archbishop Vigano is an individual of impeccable character and … more

Pena de Muerte: ¿Cambio o Desarrollo en la Doctrina de la Iglesia?

El cambio propuesto por el papa Francisco al n. 2267 del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, no está exento… more

Puerto Rico’s Recovery Not a Remote Concern

It’s been one year since Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico, causing catastrophic damage and bringing a major humanitarian crisis to an island that was already drowning under a monumental … more

Accountability Needed

I am so sick of clergy sex abuse cases. How come the #MeToo movement doesn’t apply in this context, fellow Catholics? I have my faith, but it’s no wonder the Church is falling apart and … more

‘Sad and Sick’

I was sad and sick reading the PA grand jury’s findings on the sexual abuse by priests (CNY, Aug. 16). Those in charge did not protect us under the guise of concern for the reputation of the … more

El ‘Vía Crucis’ de Hoy

Sí, sé que la devoción clásica popular del Vía Crucis, de acompañar con reverencia a Jesús en su tortuoso viaje desde su injusta condena por parte de … more

Advice From School, Updated

September is upon us, the kids are heading back to school, and I’ve been thinking. It’s been a long time … more

Breaking Up With Your Phone

I’ve been emailing my friend Becky, a newspaper editor in South Dakota, about our growing desire to unplug. We used to compare notes on … more

Hard Work Ahead to Address ‘Spiritual Crisis’

It’s been a rough few weeks for the Church, as it continues to struggle with the trauma of clergy sexual abuse amid sickening revelations involving retired Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, who … more

Don’t Let Disillusionment Be Your Only Response

The unrelenting news cycle has not been kind to the Church this summer, starting with the sex abuse allegations … more

Today’s ‘Way of the Cross’

Yes, I know that the classical, popular devotion, the Via Crucis—reverently accompanying Jesus on His tortured journey from unjust condemnation by Pontius Pilate, to His repose in the arms of … more

Expected More

Like many others, I am extremely disturbed by the recent news of sexual abuse occurring within the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and New York. However, I cannot say that I am entirely surprised by … more

The Cardinal on 501 South

This is not an account of the criminal behavior involving some seminarians, deacons, priests, bishops and cardinals in the Catholic Church. This is a story about a bird. To understand the … more
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