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Pope Francis’ fascination with ‘El Gaucho’

Though she lived in Spain for much of her adult life, my fiancé was born and attended school in Argentina, and so at both a profound personal and a professional

Columns On Behalf of Justice

There is no way to say thanks too often

The Greek word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving. We would be pardoned if we thought it is a religious word only since that is how we use it. But it is an

As I See It Columns

The Good Friday death of a salesman

Dennis Ezekiel, who made his living by selling newspaper advertising, was in his grave less than a week when he was praised by Pope Francis. Not by name, of course.

Columns That All May Be One

Interfaith programs on immigration, forgotten heroes

One of the more vexing political issues of our day is the plight of refugees and immigrants in our country. As the weeks move closer to election, immigration once again

Columns Growing in Faith

An insider’s reflections on the Synod

This week I had a lengthy conversation with a participant in the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment. A candidate in the last stages of

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Saint Romero and the ‘political dimension of the Faith’

Years ago I read a fascinating article written by a government official in El Salvador which traced the way political parties — on both the left and right — had

Columns That All May Be One

Among religious women, strong but differing opinions

Last week’s testimony of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to the Senate Judiciary Committee has set off a number of conversations throughout our county. Conversations are taking

Columns Growing in Faith

Pope’s letter to Catholics in China, and everywhere

Regardless of how much or little you know about the current controversy in China surrounding the recognition of Catholic bishops and the tense situation with the government there, I urge

Columns Life & Justice Ministries

Four things you can do to observe Respect Life Month this October

On my way out the door on a recent Monday morning, our 3-year-old daughter shouted down from upstairs to ask me what I was going to do at work. “I’m

Columns Growing in Faith

A time to remember Cardinal Avery Dulles

Aug. 24, 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., who was born during the First World War in upstate New York. His father, great-grandfather