Commentary

Our Lady of Fatima and a theological reading of history

The series of Fatima appearances — lasting from May until October of 1917 — is one of the most extraordinary in the history of the church.
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How often should a deacon preach?/Adoption by same-sex couple

Father Doyle fields questions on deacons preaching at Mass and the Catholic Church's position on adoption by same-sex couples.
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Good examples of virtue

Commencement speakers do communicate an important parting lesson. But the lesson is embodied in the life of the honoree. This should not be so surprising. Isn't this how we always learn the practice of virtue?
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Priests born out of wedlock?/ Marriage to non-Christian

Father Doyle fields questions about priests born out of wedlock and marriage to a non-Christian.
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In Baltimore, five quick years for Archbishop Lori

Five years in as the 16th shepherd of the first diocese in the United States, it seems like Archbishop Lori is just getting started.
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Doing good by resisting evil

The strength to resist evil and the power to do good can sum up the moral behavior of Christians.
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Tired of religious discrimination?

All believers should worry about policies that treat them as second-class citizens.
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Baptism by nurse in hospital/ Which knee for genuflection?

According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, “a genuflection, made by bending the right knee to the ground, signifies adoration, and therefore it is reserved for the Most Blessed Sacrament.”
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The Benedict Option and the identity/relevance dilemma

The very intensity of the interest in The Benedict Option in one way proves Dreher's central point, namely, that there is a widely-felt instinct that something has gone rather deeply wrong with the culture and that classical Christianity, at least in the West, is in a bit of a mess.
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Call to compassion

Yes, we encounter pain and suffering on earth, but we walk with one another, and God is with us every step along the way.
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