Guest Commentary

Path for reform goes through Rome

Rome does indeed move slowly, but the U.S. bishops, who are clearly feeling the pressure from their people, are committed to applying pressure of their own.
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Meeting two worlds

My trip to Israel this summer made me aware that everyone’s world is a world dependent upon a single perspective — formed by a single definition of “normal.”
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Getting real about our challenges

We need a church that recovers what it means to be a family, a family that can disagree and argue passionately about things, but also that loves one another.
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A smile and a handshake

My encounter with the Holy Father reminds me that the Holy Spirit is working in small yet profound ways.
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One thing leading to another

Bigmindedness looks at the connection between present concerns and future consequences, reminding us that one thing leads to another and to take seriously what that other might be.
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Oktoberfest carries new meaning

A visit with his aunt leads Catholic Review visual journalist Kevin J. Parks to discover more about his German heritage.
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Hoops for Haiti

Students from Loyola Blakefield in Towson recently participated in a mission trip to Haiti, where 80 percent of the population lives below the poverty level.
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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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