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As I See It Columns

Heart of a pastor, mind of a businessman

By Kevin Moran As word spread of Msgr. Robert T. McDermott’s retirement, parishioners, friends and community members began to reflect on the impact that Father Bob, as he is affectionately

Columns On Behalf of Justice

Profitable industries, complacence with the status quo

Recently I suggested that the main reason for the virulent hostility we see toward both undocumented immigrants and to universal medical insurance is raw greed. Two different concerns share a

Columns Growing in Faith

Understanding Pope Francis – ‘Go out,’ spread the Word of love to all

By Michael M. Canaris I’ve been following Pope Francis’ schedule and speeches quite carefully lately, and this week I read something which seemed to serve as an interpretive key in

Columns That All May Be One

Remembering a friend at Yom Kippur

By Father Joseph D. Wallace As I was working on my column on the High Holy Days for the Jewish community I heard the sad news that a man I have known

Columns Practical Theology

The Ten Commandments and the Naturalization test

By Father Joachim Ifezuo Oforchukwu C.S.Sp. You shall have no other gods before me (Ex 20: 2 -5). You shall worship the Lord and Him only shall you serve (Mt 4:

Columns On Behalf of Justice

What’s behind hostility toward immigrants?

By Father Robert J. Gregorio I’d like to speculate on why we hear so much hostility these days toward illegal immigrants. The same reason might explain why we find so

Columns Growing in Faith Understanding Pope Francis

All eyes are now on the new Chicago archbishop

By Michael M. Canaris Because of his age and the demographics of the American episcopate, Blase Cupich’s appointment as the new archbishop of Chicago will likely be the most prominent

As I See It Columns

The challenge today, 13 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks

By Michael M. Canaris Last week while visiting my family in the States, I was able to attend Bishop Dennis Sullivan’s memorial Mass for 9/11 at Incarnation Parish in Mantua.

Columns That All May Be One

Prayers for world peace and healing

By Father Joseph D. Wallace Last week a gathering took place to address the barbarous attacks of ISIS and other Islamic State militants upon innocent Christians in the Middle East.

Columns Life & Justice Ministries

Ways to observe Respect Life Month at your parish

By Mike Jordan Laskey October is Respect Life Month for the Catholic Church here in the United States. Here are nine ways you can observe the month at your parish