Commentary

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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The Least Religious Generation in U.S. History: A Reflection on Jean Twenge’s “iGen”

As late as 2004, 84 percent of young adults said that they regularly prayed; by 2016, fully one fourth of that same age cohort said that they never pray.
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Theology of water

In recent months we have seen the destructive power of water, especially in Texas and then Florida. Yet, we are born in water. And we know that we can all live longer without food than without water.
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Amen: Lessons learned about human life

My folks showed the face of Christ to those they met. They instilled respect for life in us.
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Good to be Catholic

I am proud that the ministries of this Archdiocese accept this invitation every day of every year.
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Coffee & Doughnuts with William J. McCarthy Jr.

The Catholic Review sits down with with William J. McCarthy Jr., executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore and parishioner of Church of the Nativity in Timonium.
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A compassionate, Christian reflection on the death of Hugh Hefner

The headlines of the secular media announcing Hugh Hefner’s death are hailing him as a pioneer of free speech and sexual liberation. What should Christians think of the passing of one of the pioneers of the pornographic revolution?
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