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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

As I See It Columns

The racial divide: change yourself, change the world

By Father Chris Mann Michael Jackson makes a great point in his hit song “Man in the Mirror:” If you want to make the world a better place, take a

Columns On Behalf of Justice

The meaning of ‘our’ in the Our Father

By Father Robert Gregorio I knew a rational, accomplished man — let’s call him Bill — who had an illogical contempt for African-Americans. I asked him why, and he emotionally said that

As I See It Columns

Gate of Heaven Cemetery: Our past, present and future

By Marianne Linka A beautiful day! The sun was shining, breakfast with my daughters, and heading to the shore. On the way we stopped to photograph the progress happening at

Columns Growing in Faith

Understanding Pope Francis – ‘The instinct for the truth of the Gospel’

By Michael M. Canaris The International Theological Commission is a gathering of theologians personally chosen by the pope from around the world to advise him, the magisterium, and the entire

A Pastoral Message Columns

Good Friday and giving forgiveness

Forgiveness is not a new concept. It is not a new therapy. It is not a new skill. It is not a new strategy. It is not a new process