Truman was right
Aug 19 2010
Letter-writer Christopher B. Costello (CR, Aug. 12) was 100 percent on the mark when he described Tony Magliano’s column (Aug. 5) as “misleading, pacifist propaganda.” Without the nuclear bomb, many more Japanese people would have been substantially killed in warfare before they would have considered surrendering.
No more columns from Magliano
Aug 17 2010
In response to the column by Tony Magliano (CR, Aug. 5), my parents had seven sons and three daughters. Four sons (and two son-in-laws) served during World War II. Two sons served during the Korean War, and I served during a time of peace. My brother Ted, in the Army, received two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star in Europe, then was sent to Korea to wait for our invasion of Japan. My other brothers, Hen and Fred who were in the Navy, were in the Pacific, also awaiting the invasion of Japan.
In defense of George Weigel
Aug 06 2010
Dr. Raymond Bahr’s criticism (CR Letters, July 15) of a George Weigel column (CR July 1) was based in large measure upon a misreading of his position.
Heed pope’s words on healing
Jul 13 2010
The recent columns by Kenneth L. Woodward (CR, May 27 and June 10) complaining about the coverage of the sex abuse scandals by the New York Times is illustrative of the continuing attitude to blame others for this scandal. Who cares about the New York Times? I don’t read it. Who cares what Kenneth Woodward thinks? When will we get beyond blaming others for this self-inflicted wound?
Remembering Cardinal Gibbons as a man of the people
Jul 21 2009
George Weigel’s column on Obama and Notre Dame (CR, July 9) was one of his best. He asks, “What is the embodiment, the instantiation, the living reality of the Catholic Church to which (the administration and trustees of Notre Dame) profess loyalty? Where is it? Who speaks for it? What difference does it make what (Obama) says?” Weigel gives the reason for these questions: Catholic identity in America has become attenuated, and many Catholics are poorly catechized. Then he lays the blame squarely on the bishops.
Headline on column about killing off base
Jun 23 2009
I do not agree with the headline of Stephen Kent’s column, “Murder in a church on Pentecost sacrilegious” (CR, June 11). From a Catholic Web site, I learned that a murder in a sacred place is sacrilege. How can a place that permitted an abortionist to hold the office of “deacon” be sacred? If a church is a hospital for sinners I can understand his membership as a patient but not as one of the physicians. To grant him an office is to lie to the Holy Spirit, because he was not a servant of God. Check out Acts 5 for the consequences of lying to the Holy Spirit. Rather than Stephen Kent’s insinuation that Randall Terry speaks for those who do not share Kent’s political views, he should have asked his readers to pray for Dr. Tiller’s soul because the final request in the Lord’s prayer, “deliver us from evil,” can be answered with a “no.”
Father Hemrick should see what’s truly at issue
Apr 20 2009
In his column, "Obama's invitation to talk," (CR, April 16) Father Eugene Hemrick fails to come to grips with what is truly at issue concerning President Obama's speaking at Notre Dame University.
Don’t revere a president who supports abortion
Jan 20 2009
I was extremely distraught by the Ralph E. Moore Jr. column (CR, Jan. 15). I find it hard to believe that a Catholic newspaper could have condoned such a thing. Are Catholics really this ignorant to place Obama next to real prophets like John the Baptist and Moses? Even comparing him to Martin Luther King is a stretch. I have never heard of Catholics who would revere a man promoting a law requiring Catholic hospitals to perform abortions.
Life not going your way? Trust God
Nov 26 2008
Since I’m incredibly disorganized, I’ll probably never get around to doing it. But if I could chisel my “last sermon” on my tombstone, what I would have printed would be: “Focus on the good. An attitude of gratitude. Trust God.” Those three sentences capture the essence of a happy life.
What’s in a name?
Jan 24 2008
A couple of weeks ago, I asked employees of the Catholic Center and The Catholic Review to submit their ideas for what this column should be called with the promise of a personal cash prize ($100) for the chosen entry. I was both grateful and surprised at the enthusiastic response this “contest” evoked.
Catholic school honored for its ‘green’ efforts
Feb 04 2007
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The “green” efforts of students, teachers and staff at Resurrection Elementary School in Dubuque have paid off.
It is the first parochial school to receive the Green Vision Education Award from the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency. It was honored for a recycling program.
During ceremonies Jan. 29 in the gym, members of the solid waste agency presented the school with the Green Vision flag to hang outside the school, and a banner to display inside the building.