A forum of Catholic Thought

Achieving more with partners throughout the archdioceseKathy Mears

Have you seen the acronym for TEAM? Together Everyone Achieves More? In the Catholic Schools Office, we believe that to be true and based on that belief, building partnerships with others is a priority. Our ...

How does the Catholic Church resolve new bioethical questions?Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk

A number of years ago, I participated in a debate at Harvard on embryonic stem cell research which also included a Jewish rabbi, an Episcopalian clergyman, and a Muslim imam. The debate went smoothly ...

The death of RoeDwight G. Duncan

Norma McCorvey, alias Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, died last weekend. Her obituary was front-page news in the New York Times. The 1973 decision that bore her pseudonym continues to stand for the proposition ...

Looking backward to look forwardClark Booth

Stray observations and gratuitous wisecracks for you to chew on while waiting for that sweetest of seminal sporting moments: first results from the Grapefruit League. And with the allegedly hottest starting ...

A modest defense of the "liberal world order"George Weigel

Some preliminaries: I quite agree that the United Nations is a sad, and sometimes malicious, joke. I understand that some people have been the victims of a globalized world economy and that the "Davos ...

Evangelizing Through the GoodBishop Robert Barron

Anyone even vaguely acquainted with my work knows that I advocate vigorous argument on behalf of religious truth. I have long called for a revival in what is classically known as apologetics, the defense ...

The Johnson AmendmentJohn Garvey

At the National Prayer Breakfast this month, President Donald Trump promised to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment "and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution." ...

Remaining committed to helping refugeesDebbie Rambo

At Catholic Charities, our mission to help those in need is carried out through a wide variety of programs that provide assistance to people of all ages, of all faiths, of all walks of life. One such ...

The Healy daughters and sistersJames M. O'Toole

Marking Black History Month, we present the final installment of a three-part series exploring the life and legacy of America's first African-American bishop, Bishop James Augustine Healy, and his family. Most ...

Snow storms bring out the best in peopleRay Flynn

Waiting for the bus outside The New England Medical Center the other morning, a lady I recognized from the Chinatown community stopped and said, "Hello Mayor Flynn how are you? I saw you the other night ...