Columnists
Updated: October 30th, 2014
The morality of physician-assisted suicide
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 provoke some reflection in my mind. On the one hand, the...
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 everything from curriculum and faculty hiring to t...
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 expectancy that is 30 years longer today than in 1900. Fe...
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 destroyed 60 percent of the rear cortex of her brain. W...
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 or make our own decisions. Advance directives can ...
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...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 05 September 2014
Artificial insemination introduces sperm into a woman’s body by use of a thin tube (cannula) or other instrument to bring about a pregnancy. Artificial insemination can be either homologous (using s...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 05 September 2014
Most attention-paying U.S. Catholics are aware of the beatification causes for Archbishop Fulton Sheen and Catholic Worker co-foundress Dorothy Day. Five more causes, currently in the works, illustrat...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 05 September 2014
Jesus, Jimmy Stewart and John Paul II. Actor Jim Caviezel believes that all three of those men are reflected in Coach Bob Ladouceur, the character he plays in the new film “When the Game Stands Tall...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Thursday, 04 September 2014
In the middle of a Friday morning, with full loads of laundry running and Jim at the computer working on a homily for Sunday, we heard a loud pop outside. The computer screen went blank, the laundry s...