Columnists
Updated: April 3rd, 2015
Saving society’s ‘disposable’ children
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 03 April 2015
On June 20, 2011, USC filmmaking student Brian Ivie was eating breakfast and reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across an article titled “South Korean Pastor Tends an Unwanted Flock.” It shared the story of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who had built a drop box for unwanted babies into his home a...
ROSE ROCCISANO BARTO, Special to the Chronicle
Friday, 03 April 2015
I have finally learned that death is not the end. It is the beginning. Of course that is something our faith tells us. Is it something we truly believe, however, or something we mumble among other prayers on Sunday morning? Is it what gets us throug...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 03 April 2015
Lately we’ve noticed thoughts about how old we are pop up more and more often. We were watching “Antiques Road Show” one night when we realized we are now older than some of the antiques people were bringing in for appraisal. In any case, we co...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 03 April 2015
In 1978, Charles E. Rice, a former professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, made this prediction in his book “Beyond Abortion: The Theory and Practice:” “The abortion of the future will be by pill, suppository, or some other do-it-yourself m...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Saturday, 07 March 2015
Bariatric surgery, which often involves banding of the stomach, is a widely used procedure for treating severe obesity. Another approach that relies on an implantable “stomach pacemaker” also appears poised to assist those struggling with signifi...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 March 2015
A friend once said, “Now I am the one holding the coats.” She explained that in her younger years she was always the first one running to ride the amusement park roller coasters. Now, she stands b...
FR. TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 06 February 2015
Occasionally we hear disturbing stories in the media about young people who perpetrate abuse against the elderly. In a widely reported 2009 story, for example, caretakers at the Quadrangle Assisted Li...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 February 2015
Some wit once said that 80 percent of all statistics are made up. With that in mind we’d like to guess that 75 percent of what we do every day is based on habits we’ve formed over many years. By n...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 06 February 2015
In the wake of the horrific jihadist attack on the Paris-based journal Charlie Hebdo, the trope “satirical magazine” was regularly deployed to explain Charlie’s character and content. But that...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 06 February 2015
Riding the train into Manhattan every morning, I’m used to hearing the subway conductor make announcements about standing clear of the closing doors, being aware of suspicious packages and taking al...