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Just when the Long Lent of 2002 was coming to a boil in March of that year, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, took things … more
The national gathering of Hispanic and Latino Catholic leaders last weekend in Grapevine, Texas, brought a major burst of positive energy to a Church that lately has sorely needed it. V Encuentro … more
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
A palpable sense of energy and activity pervaded St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie last Saturday morning. Dr. Scott Hahn,… more
I didn’t want to go Mass this weekend. In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not go to Mass last weekend. … more
In the late summer and early fall of 1776, following disastrous defeats at the Battle of Long Island … more
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
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
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
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
El cambio propuesto por el papa Francisco al n. 2267 del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, no está exento… more
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
En un hecho realmente histórico el papa Francisco dispuso introducir una modificación en el Catecismo de la Iglesia con respecto a la postura sobre la pena de muerte. Es una decisión que se veía … more
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
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
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
September is upon us, the kids are heading back to school, and I’ve been thinking. It’s been a long time … more
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
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
The unrelenting news cycle has not been kind to the Church this summer, starting with the sex abuse allegations … more
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