March 11, 2016

Friday, 4th Week in Lent

I. Introduction I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to open these plastic containers in which things like razor blades are packaged. They are sealed very tight and it’s hard to find an opening. What’s more, the sharp edges on the hard plastic cuts my fingers. I mention this not to elicit...
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Our Back Pages: Questions for a cardinal

One questioner wondered whether communists might take advantage of the church’s new openness and infiltrate the clergy.
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Hand-delivered magazine comes with a request for prayers from Pope Francis

We don’t often hand-deliver copies of the Catholic Review, but for some people, that seems to be the best option. I had the privilege of accompanying Archbishop William E. Lori and a group of interfaith leaders from Baltimore to Rome for a two-day pilgrimage to pray for peace and
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