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Abortion at the extremesDwight G. Duncan

One of the crazier features of politics these days is that opponents of our quixotic president seem to have themselves become unhinged: when he cuts federal funds to Planned Parenthood, and through his ...

A tale of two islands Dwight G. Duncan

Jan. 15 marks the 90th birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year it'll be celebrated as a national holiday on Monday, Jan. 21, the day before the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The reason for the ...

Grateful for everythingDwight G. Duncan

Thanksgiving is an awesome time of year. A time to take stock, at harvest season, of all the good things -- family, friends, peace, prosperity -- in our lives, and to be grateful to God and to others ...

Say it ain't so Dwight G. Duncan

There have been recent calls for Pope Francis (and Cardinal Seán, for that matter) to resign for supposedly knowing about ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick's past sexual abuse of young males and not doing ...

The smokescreen of emanations from penumbrasDwight G. Duncan

This Sunday, July 29, is the 50th anniversary of the actual publication of Blessed Pope Paul VI's encyclical ''Humanae Vitae'' on the regulation of birth, and more specifically on the immorality of artificial ...

Smiling and having a sense of humor as signs of holiness Dwight G. Duncan

At the end of the new feature-length documentary "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word," still playing at local movie theaters, the Pope encourages us to smile and have a good sense of humor. His various solemn ...

On loving the Holy FatherDwight G. Duncan

March 13 marked the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis' election as Bishop of Rome, successor of Peter and head of the universal Church. As always with public figures, there is no lack of media commentary ...

The book on building a vibrant spiritual life Dwight G. Duncan

Father Roger Landry, a priest of the Fall River diocese who presently works for the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, has just written an invaluable guide to developing a solid ...