Columnists/Guest 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...
FATHER TADEUSZ PACHOLCZYK
Friday, 07 March 2014
CNN recently profiled the case of a woman named Marlise Munoz, who was both pregnant and brain dead. Its report noted that Mrs. Munoz was “33 years old and 14 weeks pregnant with the couple's second child when her husband found her unconscious on t...
TONY ROSSI, The Christophers
Friday, 07 March 2014
So a rationalist and a mystic walk into a bar. OK, it wasn’t a bar; they walked into a writing class. That’s not the opening of a weird joke. It’s the way a life-changing bond was formed between two talented young writers whose personal journe...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 01 November 2013
One year during the Thanksgiving holiday, an anonymous donor dropped a South African gold coin worth just over $1,000 into a Salvation Army kettle in Chicago. In another story, homebuilder Dan Phillips of Huntsville, Texas,  gained recognition f...
LAURIE STEVENS BERTKE, Chronicle Writer
Friday, 02 August 2013
The favorite part of my job with the Chronicle has always been having the opportunity to meet so many faith-filled, wonderful people throughout our 19-county diocese. While I truly enjoy many aspects of the work I do here, I think the greatest blessi...
CAROLYN PRICE, Principal of Crestline St. Joseph School
Friday, 17 May 2013
Not knowing what to expect, our teachers distributed an inquiry to the students about how they would feel if they were not allowed to participate in the normal daily Christian school practices of pray...
FATHER ROBERT HAAS
Friday, 05 April 2013
Last month we talked about instructing the ignorant here at home: the duty and opportunity of sharing our faith with our children, co-workers and neighbors. For centuries the church has instructed peo...
LITTLE SISTER OF THE POOR CONSTANCE VEIT
Thursday, 31 January 2013
What if we could both foster religious vocations and strengthen the church’s presence in the world of health care? February is a great month to do both! Each year the church sponsors two special ce...
ROBERT MORRISON
Saturday, 27 October 2012
I well remember the press questions that greeted me when I became the first full-time Washington representative for The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS). "So the Missouri Synod has decided to l...
LAURIE STEVENS BERTKE, Chronicle Writer
Friday, 05 October 2012
I will never forget the way I felt when I sat down with my maternal fetal medicine doctor Dec. 27, 2011, and he opened with, “I didn’t call you back last Friday because I didn’t want to ruin you...