All Catholic Review editorial staff members contribute to the Amen column, which covers topics ranging from weddings to Mother's Day to dealing with loss.


Archbishop Carroll, prayer and the War of 1812
Sep 12 2014
It sure was not easy being Archbishop of Baltimore in the early 1800s.

Cumberland’s angels
Aug 29 2014
For many children in Cumberland, school isn’t just about feeding minds.

‘Au revoir,’ not ‘good-bye’ as colleagues take leave
Aug 15 2014
It’s not unusual these days for faces to be missing from workplaces, neighborhoods and churches.

On the border
Aug 04 2014
In the summer of 2013, I crossed the border between Douglas, Ariz., where some of our School Sisters of Notre Dame live, to Agua Prieta, Mexico.

Of summer and havens of bliss
Jul 18 2014
One of the best ads in the recent World Cup (congratulations, Germany) was the one for Hyundai set in a crowded birthing unit in Europe.

Mercy, mercy me
Jul 04 2014
The bedraggled guy walks the center of MLK Boulevard, approaching my car. “Anything helps,” his sign says.

Dying doing what you love
Jun 17 2014
Whenever my cousin, Bob Matysek, slogged onto a beach on Kent Island after completing the grueling 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, family snapshots inevitably captured the same image.

Seven fans, seven opinions on soccer’s World Cup
Jun 06 2014
It is buoyed by beauty, passion, tradition and hundreds of millions of followers whose devotion supersedes that of others.

St. Chesterton: Patron of paradox, college parties and being right
May 23 2014
When I was a junior in college, friends and I would throw parties that went late into the night.

Streets of Rome filled with more than rubble
May 09 2014
Father Rob – aka Monsignor Robert J. Jaskot – paused under a San Damiano Cross in a chapel at St. Clare Basilica, less than a mile from where the original inspired St. Francis of Assisi eight-plus centuries ago.