Columnists
Updated: October 30th, 2014
Gift of prayer
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 05 December 2014
I wonder how God sees the prayers we send to heaven? Do they resemble leaves tossed and scattered by the wind? Are they like snowflakes piling up in soft drifts: a large drift for peace on earth, a thin blanket spread by a student hoping for help on a test? Maybe a lifetime of prayer is like a large...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 05 December 2014
The prospect of a very attractive, recently-married young woman with a terminal illness facing excruciating pain and suffering as she dies is enough to move anyone. The life and death of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard recently captured enormous media a...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 05 December 2014
“All is well, all is well / Angels and men rejoice / For tonight darkness fell / Into the dawn of love's light.” Those are the opening lyrics of three-time Grammy Award winner Michael W. Smith’s song “All is Well,” which is featured on his...
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 dis...
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 yo...
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 major...
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 spu...
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...