Russell Shaw

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Why we need to pray for personal vocations, too

Russell Shaw

Aug 23, 2015

By Russell Shaw

In the prayer of the faithful said at Mass in my parish day after day we regularly ask God for... Read more

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Complementarity in marriage

Russell Shaw

Jul 13, 2015

By Russell Shaw

Does Henry Higgins hold the key to settling the same-sex marriage debate? Not quite. But in the wake of the... Read more

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Is spiritual direction just for nuns and clergy?

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Jun 27, 2015

By Russell Shaw

Is spiritual direction intended only for a small elite group composed of clergy and nuns and a handful of laity... Read more

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What the Pew Research Center is telling us about religion in America

Russell Shaw

Jun 13, 2015

By Russell Shaw

The first and arguably most important thing to say about the Pew Research Center’s new overview of American religion is... Read more

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The Persecution Has Begun

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Jun 8, 2015

By Russell Shaw

The persecution of the Catholic Church and other morally conservative religious bodies has begun in the United States. As predicted,... Read more

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The Pope’s visit and same-sex marriage

Russell Shaw

May 1, 2015

By Russell Shaw

When Pope Francis comes to the United States in late September, chances are good that he will arrive in the... Read more

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The Devil is Real

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Apr 2, 2015

By Russell Shaw

Is the devil real? Here is Msgr. Ronald Knox on that: “It is stupid of modern civilization to have given... Read more

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Hope in secularized times

Russell Shaw

Mar 9, 2015

By Russell Shaw

A man I know was walking his dog when a neighbor woman approached him and inquired about his wife. Not... Read more

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The Catholic Church and same-sex marriage

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Feb 20, 2015

By Russell Shaw

The likelihood that the Supreme Court next June will announce its discovery of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage raises... Read more

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The problem of unserious politics

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Feb 6, 2015

By Russell Shaw

I try to take American politics seriously, I really do. Serious issues are at stake, after all. But sometimes, entirely... Read more

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Ideals and Norms

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Jan 23, 2015

By Russell Shaw

Is the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, including indissolubility, an ideal or a norm? Although the question may sound abstract,... Read more

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Great Society

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Jan 8, 2015

By Russell Shaw

President Lyndon Baines Johnson had spoken the words “Great Society” before, but on January 4, 1965 he brought the pieces... Read more

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Real Life Heroes: Unknown and Unrecognized

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Jan 5, 2015

By Russell Shaw

Let’s face it, 2014 was a rotten year for heroes and hero worship. Sure, it brought plucky, admirable people who... Read more

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The Culture War

Russell Shaw

Dec 12, 2014

By Russell Shaw

For months after the Supreme Court abruptly legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision of January 1973, people who... Read more

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Dietrich von Hildebrand vs. Hilter and the Nazis

Russell Shaw

Nov 28, 2014

By Russell Shaw

To many Germans in the early 1930s, Adolf Hitler looked like just what Germany needed. Here, they imagined, was a... Read more

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The crisis the synod ought to have talked about

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Nov 13, 2014

By Russell Shaw

During the 10:30 Mass in my parish a couple of Sundays ago 32 boys and girls stood in front of... Read more

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Our new Mideast war

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Nov 3, 2014

By Russell Shaw

The headline on a recent Washington Post Op-Ed about the rise of the Islamic State proclaimed “The Return of Evil.”... Read more

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The Francis Effect and the Chicago Appointment

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Oct 20, 2014

By Russell Shaw

At the American bishops’ fall general meeting last year reporters pressed hard to find signs of the Francis effect. But... Read more

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Don Alvaro

Russell Shaw

Sep 8, 2014

By Russell Shaw

As Pope John Paul II was leaving Opus Dei headquarters in Rome after paying his respects at the wake of... Read more

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The Caregiver

Russell Shaw

Aug 21, 2014

By Russell Shaw

The 36-Hour Day (Grand Central Life & Style) is a handbook familiar to many caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and... Read more