Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien – Thoughts on Our Church

The following columns were written by Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien and appeared in the Catholic Review.

Fans of the lads from Liverpool will rejoice over the mostly amiable Beatles-themed comedy “Yesterday” (Universal). Parents of teens anxious to patronize the film, however, will have mixed feelings, given the lapses in behavior and language it includes.

Pope Francis was saddened after seeing photos of the lifeless bodies of a migrant father and his daughter who drowned near the U.S. border with Mexico, the Vatican said.

As a friend put it, Deacon ‘Monti’ was dedicated to his country, family and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Millions of Catholics live their faith through their association with lay movements and Catholic groups, but some also have lost their faith when they were sexually abused in those groups and felt they had nowhere to turn.

The court reversed the 2010 conviction of Curtis Flowers, who had argued that the prosecutor, who is white, had prevented African Americans from serving as jurors in his case.

You don’t know me, and I don’t know you. But I can’t wait for us to get to know each other a little bit every day.

If there’s one thread that runs throughout the selected homilies, it’s courage.

Archbishop Lori and Catholic Charities showed their support for the immigrant community at a Highlandtown parish June 23.

Fathers Matt DeFusco, Matt Himes and Tyler Kline were ordained priests of the Archdiocese of Baltimore June 22.

Like the early Christian martyrs, the older I become the more I truly do realize that I cannot live without the power of his Sacrifice and the reality of his Presence.