Guest Commentary

These opinion columns have been submitted to the Catholic Review from various guest columnists. 


Are outward signs of faith offensive?
Oct 06 2016
The most effective witness we give is our lives, lives of mercy and compassion.

The heart of leadership
Oct 03 2016
How I wish those desiring to lead our country could take to heart the message Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis gave in his address at the August J.S. Paluch vocations seminar.

Follow Pope Francis’ example of ‘Mercy Fridays’
Sep 21 2016
What if we kept a mercy journal as we try to delve into practices of mercy? Just a simple little notebook in which we chronicle each effort, and its outcome might focus our attention on mercy.

How can Catholics relate to Mary?
Sep 14 2016
When Catholics recite the line from the Hail Mary: “Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death,” they do not think of Mary as a goddess with independent power. They know that power comes from her Son. They simply ask her to intercede for them, knowing well that Jesus will honor her request.

What does God want me to do?
Sep 08 2016
Should I or shouldn’t I? What does God want me to do? How many times have you wished you had a direct line to God?

More good news for churchgoing women
Aug 18 2016
Catholic women who attended religious services once or more per week had a lower rate of suicide than churchgoers of other denominations among the study cohort.

Where faith, values and entertainment meet
Aug 07 2016
When I watch a movie or TV show, I want to be entertained by a good story, not pummeled by an overbearing message.

Visit to Auschwitz: Tragedy, courage, liberation
Jul 26 2016
During their trip to Poland for World Youth Day, Archdiocese of Baltimore pilgrims paid a visit to the infamous Nazi death camp.

In support of the Conscience Protection Act
Jul 14 2016
The Conscience Protection Act of 2016 is necessary in that it will protect health care professionals from being forced to pay for or participate in abortions and allow victims of discrimination a “right of action” to defend their rights in court.

Young Catholics grow their spiritual health after trying week
Jul 12 2016
Brother Tommy reminded me of something which I already knew – that prayer does indeed work.