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17 Feb Catholic Voices on CNN

[Transcript] I think it’s clear that the church will continue to confidently engage the world, proclaiming its teachings, even when they are counter cultural. We are not called to accommodate ourselves to this isolating [and tired] culture. We are called to bring a life-affirming message as...

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17 Feb This Remarkable Evangelical Moment

[Transcript] I think it’s clear that the church will continue to confidently engage the world, proclaiming its teachings, even when they are counter cultural. We are not called to accommodate ourselves to this isolating [and tired] culture. We are called to bring a life-affirming message as...

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12 Feb Strength in Weakness

At the Huffington Post I have a piece up drawing attention to the most important message of Pope Benedict’s resignation: Those focusing on papal politics miss the real story. With his resignation Pope Benedict — arguably one of the most powerful people in the world —...

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27 Jan “Peace to Frank Bruni and Garry Wills”

Fr. C. John McCloskey has a beautiful letter in the New York Times today responding to Frank Bruni’s recent opinion piece on “Catholicism’s Curse“. Here’s Fr. C. John: The Catholic Church is made up of sinners from the pope and the clergy to its newest converts,...

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16 Nov Tragedy in Ireland

Our friends at Catholic Voices in the UK have a thoughtful post up regarding the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland: The death of Savita Halappanavar from septicaemia following a miscarriage at Galway University Hospital in Ireland on Sunday 28 October is a horrific tragedy that...

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12 Oct Catholic Voices in the Boston Globe

Catholic Voice Mark O’Neill has a letter to the editor in today’s Boston Globe discussing the Massachusett push for assisted suicide: I applaud people for promoting compassion, but true compassion means alleviating suffering while maintaining solidarity with those who suffer. It does not mean putting lethal drugs...

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