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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

A bitter time and its lessons

Adults have a duty to love and protect children.  Yet not a day goes by when we don’t hear a... Read more

Voting.

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The election of a president and the nation’s morality

The Election of a President and the Nation’s Morality   Make America Great Again.  Fighting for us.  Re-igniting the Promise... Read more

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By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

On Lenten films, and faith where it's least expected

Exactly 12 years ago this month (February 25) Mel Gibson released The Passion of the Christ.  Gibson set a new standard... Read more

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Francis and Kirill: A Step for Unity, a Leap for Christianity

From its birthplace in the Middle East, Christianity spread with amazing speed over the well-trodden roads of the Roman Empire.... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

‘Selfies’ and the Search for Self-worth

In 1506, at the age of 23, Raphael produced a beautiful self-portrait now found in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.  Leonardo da... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop James D. Conley

Truth, Compassion, and Mercy

This week, representatives from high schools across Nebraska will vote on policies to define the scope of participation in high... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Bethlehem: The School of Divine Mercy

During the height of her political prowess, ancient Rome boasted of her influence throughout the world. Romans had planted their... Read more

From the Bishops

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

What good does it do to pray?

The terror shootings in San Bernardino continues to trouble me and make me sad. I am praying for the families... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Consumerism vs. Christmas

In a rather clever social experiment, Coby Persin turned the spotlight on human behavior and motivation. He taped 50 $1... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop James D. Conley

Let's honor God for the blessings in our lives this Thanksgiving

(Today), most of us will celebrate Thanksgiving around family tables, gathered with those we love, to give thanks to God for... Read more

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By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Secular slums and the Francis option

In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which has great potential... Read more

From the Bishops

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Holy spouses, holy families: Reflections on the final days of the synod

As synod 2015 began its final week of work, Pope Francis canonized a married couple, Louis and Zélie Martin, whose... Read more

From the Bishops

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Did Thomas More and John Fisher die for nothing?

The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin with the letter signed by... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The 2015 Synod: From Confusion to Clarity

Last year, the Extraordinary Synod on the Family took place in Rome from Oct. 5 to19. The participants boldly examined... Read more

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Pope Francis and Annulments: The Reality of Marriage

Sweeping Reform! Dramatic change! Cumbersome, complicated procedure gone! Clearing away rules dating from 1741! Fast-track annulments in forty-five days! No... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Doctor-prescribed death is the wrong choice for California

Last week, the California legislature voted to allow doctors to help their patients kill themselves.   This decision is deeply... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Gay Marriage and Civil Disobedience: The Place of Conscience

In the fifth century before Christ, the Greek playwright Sophocles wrote the tragedy entitled Antigone. The protagonist, Antigone, is one... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

The 'Joy of the Gospel' and the Gospel of Life

What do we hope Pope Francis will take away from his September visit to Philadelphia? I hope he realizes that... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

There is no equivalence

Here’s a simple exercise in basic reasoning.  On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is bad, assault is... Read more

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Planned Parenthood: The Unborn that Cry for Mercy

On July 1, 2015, American dentist Walter Palmer shot Cecil, the African lion, a popular attraction in Zimbabwe. The killing... Read more