Columnists/Guest Columnists
Updated: October 30th, 2014
Fr. Ross: A priest who inspires
Holy Cross Father David Halm
Friday, 21 August 2015
The famous theologian Jesuit Father Karl Rahner remarked to his ordination classmates, “Parishioners do not see the human person in their priest; they see Christ – living, teaching, visiting, consoling, renewing Calvary. The instinct of parishioners is infallible: they know in whom Christ lives....
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...
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...
BIFF ROCHA, Diocesan Director of Global Missions
Saturday, 03 January 2015
Around this time of year, one of the most often asked question is regarding the proper way to dispose of religious objects such worn out Bibles, votive candles, prayer cards, broken rosaries, religious pamphlets and the like. As the director o...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 02 January 2015
About a year ago, I suggested to one of the top editors of a major American newspaper that his journal’s coverage of things papal left something to be desired, as it seemed based on the assumption that Pope Francis was some kind of radical wild-man...
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...
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...
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 betwee...
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 Phillip...
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 ...