Commentary

‘Roe v. Wade’ Derangement Syndrome

The defense of the indefensible leads to rage, and rage becomes a form of madness.
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A great lady who was the first lady

Richard Szczepanowski, a reporter for the Catholic Standard in Washington, shares his personal memories of Barbara Bush.
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For Earth Day 2018 and beyond, say no to plastic bags

Earth Day 2018 urges us to reduce, refuse, reuse, recycle and remove plastic. Not just bags, but the single use plastics that are so ubiquitous in our society.
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Mother Angelica for sainthood?

Father Doyle answers a question about possible sainthood for the founder of EWTN.
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Saving a seat for a stranger

The responsibility to make everyone feel welcome at Mass begins with each of us.
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Trust God’s love – now

The key to trusting God’s power after death is to trust his power during life.
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Protect children, each and every one

Those who turn a blind eye to the children  who are victims of human trafficking; young refugees from Afghanistan or Syria; or the young ones among us who do not have ample food, clothing, shelter and education, contribute to their neglect.
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Food for thought on helpless seniors

The U.S. assisted-suicide movement has ridiculed slippery-slope arguments, saying we will never follow the Netherlands in approving assisted suicide for people who only have dementia. It seems we are almost there now.
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Memory, identity and patriotism

National identity is a precious thing, but it can only lead to a true civic patriotism if it deals with history honestly.
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Beyond our opinions

As Holy Week and the Easter season unfold, let us embrace the One who transcends our opinions and controversies. Only his love shows us the way. Then we will find the peace the world cannot give. 
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Why Sister Jean and Father Rob matter

They are showing us a distinctively Catholic way of engaging with sport as an aspect of culture. This is characterized by what some have described as the Catholic "and."
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