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Father Raymond J. de Souza
COMMENTARY: Especially in the case of one of the greatest evangelists of his time, the evangelical dimension of a beatification is essential.
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Michael Pakaluk
COMMENTARY: The silence of St. Thomas More teaches us very clearly how we should hold ourselves out when martyrdom threatens.
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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.
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Janet E. Smith
COMMENTARY: There is a segment of Catholicism that is virtually immovable in their commitment to the faith.
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Father Roger J. Landry
COMMENTARY: Here are seven practical tips about praying for those who have chosen to stop, or drifted away from, the practice of the faith.
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Cardinal Gerhard Müller
THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST: Special Section commentary
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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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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST: Special Section commentary
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Christopher Carstens
THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST: Special Section commentary
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Msgr. Charles Pope
THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST: Special Section commentary
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Archbishop Alexander Sample
THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST: Special Section commentary
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Father Roger J. Landry
THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST: Special Section commentary
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Father Juan Vélez
COMMENTARY: Some thoughts on whether such changes would constitute authentic doctrinal development or represent a corruption of previous doctrine.
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Cardinal Jorge Urosa
SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER: The archbishop emeritus of Caracas, Venezuela, points to the key to revitalizing the Church.
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John M. Grondelski
COMMENTARY: The young priest’s contribution to the peaceful demolition of the Iron Curtain was critical.
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William L. Saunders
COMMENTARY: Oddly, at first glance, this issue appears to have already been decided in 2016.
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John Bergsma
COMMENTARY: Celibacy in the Latin Rite is not a negative thing — it is a rule of freedom, because it has enabled Catholic clergy to give themselves to the Church and to the mission of evangelizing the world in a way rarely seen in other Christian communions.
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Father Juan R. Vélez
COMMENTARY: In many ways, the teaching of Newman, just as with Sts. Athanasius, Philip Neri, Francis de Sales, Josemaría Escrivá and John Paul II, is particularly suited for our time.
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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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Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino
COMMENTARY: The Synod for Amazonia: Comments Concerning the Instrumentum Laboris; Part 3 of a Series
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Regis Martin
COMMENTARY: Although many of his writings exhibit a polemical edge, the soon-to-be saint’s generous capacity for friendship is undimmed.
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Janet E. Smith
COMMENTARY: The report suggests that sexual misconduct at some seminaries is rare, but it does not give an indication how large that group of ‘some’ is.
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Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Karol Wojtyla’s return to America, this time as pope, had many meaningful moments — and lighter ones.
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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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Lawrence P. Grayson
COMMENTARY: In a 2019 BBC interview, he said he ‘loves his job,’ which continues to draw strong pro-life opposition.
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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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Jennifer Roback Morse
COMMENTARY: The commission has the potential to shift attention from the desires of adults, based on their fantasy ideologies, to the needs of children, based on immutable realities.