Guest Commentary

The way forward in an age of attention deficit

Each new media technology has given the church new channels for sharing the joy of the Gospel, but the story has not always gotten through.
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Praying with children

The faith of the world's young people is precisely what the present crisis is destroying. It will not be enough, though it is certainly necessary, for the church to root out the evil in her midst and bring about some semblance of justice.
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Sweden’s Catholic past and future

For the past 500 years, Catholicism has made little impression on Sweden. Yet perhaps even now in this ardently secular country, there are small signs of change.
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When hard conversations have to happen

For children's sake, for our church's sake, for the sake of our own souls, we cannot choose the easy way out and avoid what is difficult to say or do.
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Nothing is ‘normal’ after the death of a child

The day after Nick left us, I was sobbing uncontrollably, pacing the floor alone in my living room, when my husband was out. I screamed at God, saying, “How could you take my son? My son!! Why did you take him from me???!!!”
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No problem, just opportunity for Spalding group after Haiti mission canceled

The power of a person’s will to do good and to share love with others is something that should never be underestimated.
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A conversation about ‘Humanae Vitae’ may finally be possible

If 1968 was one of the worst years possible for "Humanae Vitae" to be heard, then 2018 may be one of the best. Let the conversation begin.
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Independence Day: Political tips from Charles Carroll of Carrollton

What might American Catholics learn in the year 2018 from the first important Catholic politician in the English-speaking portion of the future United States?
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How to promote religious liberty

I’ve always suspected that at the root of the religious liberty controversies of the last few years is an inherent distrust or even disrespect for traditional religious beliefs.
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‘Do this in memory of me’

Memorial Day is an opportunity, as a nation, to remember and appreciate those who have died so that we might live ... freely.
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Yanny vs. laurel

Yanny vs. laurel is about how our senses can be tricked by subtle changes in acoustic frequencies, but it is also about how we have a strong desire to know what is true.
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What’s so funny?

God made us in his image and likeness, and humor subsequently became an important part of every human culture on earth. Our laughing granddaughter is only the most immediate reminder of the joy we are meant for.
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