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When baby parts are worth more than the baby
Jul 30 2015
57.5 million children and counting who have died through legal abortion in the U.S. since 1973. The stain of a sin this big and this unchecked by society for more than 40 years cannot be fully grasped, much less examined.

Pope’s encyclical sparks important discussion
Jul 23 2015
“Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude.”

Hagerstown parishioner takes Francis to heart
Jul 23 2015
Cole Trippett wanted his Scout project to do something good for his parish and be a witness of our Catholic faith to the Hagerstown community.

Pope’s schedule reveals priorities
Jul 09 2015
Will you spend time with family, and put aside the smartphone or the tablet for a while so you can relax and engage with your loved ones? Will you schedule your summer so tightly that you never have time to breathe the fresh ocean air? Just as the pope’s itinerary reveals his priorities, your travel plans reveal yours.

Supreme Court decision on marriage: Where do we go from here?
Jul 09 2015
Archbishop William E. Lori reflects on the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

Called To Witness: El Salvador
Jul 08 2015
When Pope Francis wrote that he hopes for a poor church for the poor, one where we can find Jesus, listen to his voice and be his voice for them, I was challenged to ask, “How?” How can I best listen to our brothers and sisters in El Salvador and perhaps lend my voice for the voiceless?

In wake of gay marriage ruling, we chase holiness – in love
Jul 07 2015
Jesus made it easy. Love. Don’t judge. I love people with same-sex attraction. Every one of them – and not in some cheesy, Christian-y, weird-toothy-smiley-kind-of-way. But in a manner that invites him or her into my life, so that hopefully, we can become friends. But friends – good ones anyway – speak truth to one another.

After Charleston, still much work to be done
Jun 25 2015
Last week’s tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., is the latest and most violent reminder that the disease of racism continues to erode the soul of our nation.

The world we leave for our children
Jun 25 2015
Carolyn Woo, president of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services, writes The Catholic Review's AMEN Column this week.

How to be a dad – it’s not about the doughnuts
Jun 18 2015
Harold was a kind and gentle soul, a man of deep Catholic faith and of great integrity. He rarely said a bad word about anyone. In fact, at my dad’s wake, my cousin mentioned that he considered working for a man my father knew. When my dad said simply, “Watch out for that guy,” my cousin knew to stay away. Uncle Harold would not denigrate the man, but that warning was enough.