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The bullies and the bookGeorge Weigel

Immediately after news broke on January 12 that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah had written a book on the crisis of the priesthood in the 21st-century Church, online hysteria erupted ...

Praying with the mysticsRussell Shaw

I've had a hunch for quite some time that more people than you might suppose have had mystical experiences or, if not quite that, at least something resembling them, and lately a quick search of the internet ...

Spending time with my spiritual fatherBishop Robert Barron

I write these words from the Eternal City of Rome, whither I've come with my brother bishops from Region 11 (California, Nevada, and Hawaii) for our ad limina visit. This is a regular and canonically ...

Building minds, changing livesMichael Reardon

''Building minds, changing lives" is not just the tagline for the Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF); it accurately reflects what happens with our students and our schools every day with the support entrusted ...

Quo vadis, Sam Travis?Dick Flavin

Perhaps you noticed that last week a locally based player's career reached a crossroads. Is it all over for him? Will he end up playing in another town? Beats me. No one knows how it will end for Tom ...

Before the 2020 presidential electionsGeorge Weigel

Americans not obsessed with politics -- that is, most Americans -- will start paying serious attention to the 2020 presidential race after the February 3 Iowa caucuses and the February 11 New Hampshire ...

Hold the BotoxJohn Garvey

I get my picture taken a lot. I'm not particularly photogenic, but as president of The Catholic University of America, people expect me to be in the frame for a lot of occasions, and it would be rude ...

Understanding the debate about celibacyGreg Erlandson

In one of those embarrassing public dust-ups that occasionally afflict our Church, a soon-to-be published book on priestly celibacy was publicized as being co-authored by retired Pope Benedict XVI until ...

How can businesses be more pro-life? Create family-friendly workplaces

Here is an unsigned editorial titled: "How can businesses be more pro-life? Create family-friendly workplaces," which appeared online Jan. 10 on the website of America magazine, a weekly Jesuit publication. On ...

Economic instability and meeting basic needs in MassachusettsBeth Chambers

We hear all the time that the economy nationwide is in a healthy place, but a recent article in the Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts is a leading state when it comes to "elder economic insecurity." ...