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Bishop Pineda's resignation, what it means and what happens next

Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2018 CNA.- The resignation of Bishop Juan José Pineda Fasquelle on Friday morning is the latest in a series of episcopal scandals breaking across the Church. He is ...



The complex situation at the U.S.-Mexico borderDeacon Timothy Donohue

[Deacon Timothy Donohue of Holy Family Parish, West Roxbury made a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border city of Brownsville, Texas June 24-26 to see first-hand and raise awareness of the experience of immigrants ...

What are judges for?Richard Doerflinger

With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the Supreme Court, interest groups and politicians are insisting that any replacement must pledge to uphold the court's Roe v. Wade decision on abortion. In ...

Diamond vs. gridironDick Flavin

We are all wired differently. No two of us are exactly the same. We might have many things in common but there are other things that separate us, that give us our own identity. My brother, Jim, and I, ...

Family separation at the bordersDebbie Rambo

We have all seen the heart-wrenching videos of children crying for their parents, or worse yet, being held in cages in detention centers at the U.S. border. Today, we are paying particular attention to ...

The glue that binds families togetherDeacon Christopher Connelly

Summertime in Boston is a time for families to rest, reconnect, and recreate. From Memorial Day to Labor Day families reconnect with one another basking in the promises of a warm summer day and the good ...

Shortchanging Catholic school students on special education servicesRaymond Flynn and Father Tom Olson

As if it's not bad enough that the Massachusetts Constitution still includes amendments rooted in the anti-Catholic bigotry of the 19th century, we now learn that the state Department of Elementary and ...

A caveat on the great Tom WolfeGeorge Weigel

When the great Tom Wolfe died on May 14 -- he of the white suits, the spats, and the prose style as exuberant as his wardrobe -- I, like millions of others, remembered the many moments of pleasure I had ...

Reception of 'Humanae Vitae'Russell Shaw

In the half-century since Pope Paul VI published his encyclical Humanae Vitae reaffirming that contraception is always wrong, opponents of the teaching have frequently focused on "reception" and "sensus ...