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  • Want the ‘Francis effect’? Try saying you’re sorry … and mean it

    Want the ‘Francis effect’? Try saying you’re sorry … and mean it

    • May 25, 2016

    Perhaps repentance isn’t the first thing you think of when you think of a college graduation. But at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., it has become something of a commencement theme. Two years ago, Philip Rivers, quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, talked about the importance of

  • Even in Francis era, it’s okay to have doubts on immigration

    Even in Francis era, it’s okay to have doubts on immigration

    • May 24, 2016

    With presidential elections fast approaching in the United States and Europe in the midst of a serious migrant crisis, few topics are more hotly debated today than the question of immigration. Some are radically opposed, especially when it comes to significant numbers of mostly Muslim migrants, while others advocate an

  • Legionaries could be role models on fighting sex abuse

    Legionaries could be role models on fighting sex abuse

    • May 23, 2016

    Both in the Catholic Church as well as in individual lives, sometimes the area where one becomes truly great is the same place where once you failed badly and got burned. Theologically speaking, grace redeems what was once the place of darkness. Conversion isn’t just about overcoming vices, but making space for

  • South America proves sizzle and sanctity aren’t the same

    South America proves sizzle and sanctity aren’t the same

    • May 21, 2016

    On a recent tour of the Santo Domingo Convent in Lima, Peru, my tour guide summarized the life of Saint Martin de Porres, one of South America’s most notable saints, as a person who spent his life and ministry caring for the poor and the sick of the nation. This

  • Why Obama didn’t need to wage war over contraception

    Why Obama didn’t need to wage war over contraception

    • May 21, 2016

    Surely the Obama administration could find a way to provide contraception to women without involving a group of Catholic nuns. This has been the refrain of the administration’s critics since 2012, when it announced that most employers would have to offer health coverage that included contraceptives. The Supreme Court has

  • Love, not legal briefs, makes best case for religious freedom

    Love, not legal briefs, makes best case for religious freedom

    • May 20, 2016

    “We have to bring genuine Christian hope,” Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori says during a video on religious liberty released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops earlier this spring. How to do that when many are tempted to despair on matters foreign and domestic, external and internal? Sr.

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