Commentary

Black Elk and the need for catechists

Catechists, the Church needs you! We’re losing our kids to secularism.
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Gift of gratitude

Gratitude doesn’t always come easily, but there’s almost always something to be thankful for, though it can take time to see it.
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Why poetry matters

Richard Wilbur died last month. He was, Dana Gioia said, the finest poet of his generation and the greatest American Christian poet since Eliot. 
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Coffee & Doughnuts with Erich March

The Catholic Review sits down with Erich March, president of King Memorial Park cemetery, vice president and COO of March Funeral Homes, and parishioner of St. Ann in Baltimore.
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Take action against gun violence

This year alone, over 13,000 people have died as a result of gun violence in this country. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 93 Americans is killed by guns each day based on data from the past five years.
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Agoraphobia and Mass attendance/ Is sign of peace required?

In the latest "Question Corner," Father Doyle fields questions on agoraphobia and Mass attendance, and whether the sign of peace is required.
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French Catholic school had profound impact

In the early 1700s, Protestant settlers in Maryland had overtaken the Catholic settlers, and made the practice and teaching of the Catholic faith in the colony nearly impossible.
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One man’s spot in Book of Life

Phil Maher’s faith never wavered. When he died last month at the age of 93, it was his faith that saw him through death to eternal life.
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Black Catholic History Month

May the examples of Mother Lange, Father Uncles and others inspire us to follow in their footsteps on the journey for peace, justice and unity.
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Harassment: What’s changed?

Do we respect the competence and leadership of females? Do we hold the powerful accountable for sexual misconduct?
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Amen: Keepsakes amid detritus

There is a reason the obituary section is dubbed the Irish sports pages; for me, there is nothing melancholy about remembering absent friends.
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No greater love

In a moving commentary, the father of a fallen soldier says his son's death was not the random victim of some meaningless accident. He deliberately risked his life to protect others. He was a hero.
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