Columnists
Updated: October 30th, 2014
Searching for reality
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 07 November 2014
In the heart of our town we still have what used to be known as an old-fashioned “five and dime” store. The shelves bulge with the kind of toys that make kids think: puzzles, construction sets, art supplies. Near the front of the store, glass display cases filled with licorice, candy corn and ma...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 07 November 2014
According to Vatican-speak, a specially scheduled session of the Synod of Bishops is an “Extraordinary Synod,” meaning Not-an-Ordinary Synod, held every three years or so. In the case of the recently-completed Extraordinary Synod of 2014, extraor...
JERRY COSTELLO, The Christophers
Friday, 07 November 2014
The nice thing about Veterans Day is that it has a very democratic base for those it honors. All you have to do is serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. They don’t ask when you did, what you did or how you did it. You qualify, period. Of course, there a...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 07 November 2014
In the current debate over gay marriage, people sometimes ask: Who should define marriage? Democrats or Republicans in Congress? The Supreme Court? Should it be put to a referendum, allowing the majority to choose a definition? We can identify two k...
FATHER ADAM HERTZFELD
Thursday, 30 October 2014
“Stardust.” As a young man in high school I remember watching a program by the famous physicist Karl Sagan in which he made the point that the molecules that make up our bodies were originally spun off by the stars. This fact continues to provok...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Saturday, 25 October 2014
It’s sometimes hard to tell, this time of year, but there’s more going on at Notre Dame than football. Spirited debate continues about the university’s Catholic identity and what that means for ...
Deacon Jim & Ann Cavera
Friday, 03 October 2014
Thomas Merton said, “The biggest temptation is … to settle for too little.” That applies especially to those of us who are over retirement age. Men and women, on the average, have a life expecta...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 03 October 2014
When Sarah Jane Donohue came into the world on June 5, 2005, she was a happy, healthy newborn. Five days later, she had two broken collarbones, four broken ribs and a traumatic brain injury that destr...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 03 October 2014
Planning for end of life situations is important. We should put in place an advance directive before our health takes a serious turn for the worse and we are no longer able to indicate our own wishes ...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 03 October 2014
Pope Francis has called a special session of the Synod of Bishops, which will meet from Oct. 5-19 and prepare the agenda for the ordinary session of the Synod that is scheduled for the fall of 2015; b...