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Columns On Behalf of Justice

Libertarianism has reached drastic excess

Liber, libera, liberum are the three genders of the Latin adjective for free, as in unencumbered, unrestricted. From them come “liberal” and “libertarian.” Oddly enough, however, these two words are

Columns Growing in Faith

When Romans ask, ‘Where is today’s station church?’

The Vicariate of Rome organizes a Lenten tradition called the Stazioni Quaresimali, the “Lenten Stations.” In the romance languages, the word for Lent is often related to the word for

As I See It Columns

The tiresome OMG-ification of our culture

How about you? Are you as tired of the OMG-ification of our culture as I am? Everywhere I turn, I seem to hear the phrase “Oh my God.” And, just

Columns Year of the Family – Diocese of Camden

The domestic church and the 2015 synod

“God blessed them, and God said to them Be fruitful and multiply” (Gn 1:28). In God’s plan the family is the primordial institution of humankind. It is older than any

Columns That All May Be One

Condemning use of the death penalty

I was heartened to read that the Holy See Permanent Observer at the United Nations, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, joined other international organizations in Geneva last week in condemning the use

Columns Wake Up the World – 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

A transcontinental and spiritual journey

More consecrated persons are needed in the Catholic Church today. I am happy to be one of them. Each one of us has a unique calling inscribed in our DNA

Columns Life & Justice Ministries

LaSalle theologian to give Romero Lecture March 20

An innovative theologian and dynamic teacher, Dr. Maureen H. O’Connell, Chair of the Department of Religion at LaSalle University, will deliver the 15th annual Romero Lecture at Rutgers-Camden on Friday,

Columns On Behalf of Justice

An idea that should appeal to everyone, but doesn’t

Shrinking one’s carbon footprint should appeal to everybody: using fewer carbon products like petroleum or natural gas or coal. Anyone without a degree in environmental science, or anyone without lung

Columns That All May Be One

Coptic martyrs’ testament to their faith

I think we were all appalled and shocked by the recent murder of some 21 Egyptian Copts killed on the shores of Libya recently. The image went worldwide in a

As I See It Columns

Reflections on ‘San Valentino’ and love

On Valentine’s Day, I went with a few friends to light a candle in front of the relic of San Valentino in the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, which