Russell Shaw

Iraq: Where to go from here

By Russell Shaw

Starting in 2003, the United States has made two fundamental mistakes in Iraq, both with strong moral implications. At the risk of... (Read more)
Forty years ago, as the falloff in Sunday Mass attendance by American Catholics was becoming too obvious to ignore, Catholic voices began to... (Read more)

Crisis in the news business

By Russell Shaw

It was a week that began with the management of The New York Times forcing out the paper’s executive editor after just three years. A few... (Read more)

Our spontaneous Pope

By Russell Shaw

Spontaneity that reflects good-heartedness is a highly attractive trait, but the spontaneity of self-indulgence is reckless and often cruel.... (Read more)

Studies

By Russell Shaw

You know morality and common sense are both under siege when a plainly obnoxious practice is regarded with complacency and even respect.... (Read more)

Factions in the Church

By Russell Shaw

Those first century Christians of Corinth must certainly have been a boisterous, troublesome lot. But maybe we should be glad that they were.... (Read more)

Lent and the Purple Monster

By Russell Shaw

I was a little shy of ten years old when I had what may have been my most spiritually profitable Lent ever. Looking back now, I can see clearly... (Read more)
When the Supreme Court last June overturned a section of the Defense of Marriage Act saying that in the eyes of the federal government only... (Read more)

Marriage surprise

By Russell Shaw

Surprise! Approval of same-sex marriage has risen sharply among Americans in just a few years – according to one poll, from 41 percent in favor... (Read more)

Pope Francis

By Russell Shaw

The surprising election of Pope Francis plainly was nosurprise to the people who really counted: the cardinals, that is, who swiftly chosehim on... (Read more)

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