Russell Shaw

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Factions in the Church

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Apr 4, 2014

By Russell Shaw

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

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Lent and the Purple Monster

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Mar 10, 2014

By Russell Shaw

I was a little shy of ten years old when I had what may have been my most spiritually profitable... Read more

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Gay Marriage: Back to the Court

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Feb 24, 2014

By Russell Shaw

When the Supreme Court last June overturned a section of the Defense of Marriage Act saying that in the eyes... Read more

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Marriage surprise

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Apr 5, 2013

By Russell Shaw

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

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Pope Francis

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Mar 25, 2013

By Russell Shaw

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

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The Pope we need now

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Mar 8, 2013

By Russell Shaw

“I hope we get a nice pope,” a good Catholic woman told me soon after Benedict XVI announced his resignation.“I... Read more

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The personal vocation of Pope Benedict

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Feb 22, 2013

By Russell Shaw

For the last several weeks I've been teaching an online course about the role of the Catholic laity. We'd just... Read more

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Authentic Lent, Cardinal Newman style

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Feb 8, 2013

By Russell Shaw

Why is it that Ash Wednesday and Lent remain relatively popular even in highly secularized times like these? It's a... Read more

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Gender

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Jan 29, 2013

By Russell Shaw

Defenders of traditional marriage may not believe it, but the Supreme Court's apparent intention to decide two important same-sex marriage... Read more

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Demography

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Jan 18, 2013

By Russell Shaw

The disruptive results for individuals and society spawned by the revolution in attitudes and behavior regarding sex, marriage, family, and... Read more

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Roe at 40

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Jan 8, 2013

By Russell Shaw

As the pro-life movement contemplates four decades of legalized abortion in the United States and asks itself what really needs... Read more

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Tough religion and evangelization

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Dec 19, 2012

By Russell Shaw

Much has been said lately about how to do evangelization. I've contributed a bit to that myself. Now I begin... Read more

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The post-election Church

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Nov 30, 2012

By Russell Shaw

The cardinal looked grim. “This is the situation now,” he said. “One political party is dangerous and the other is... Read more

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On losing work

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Nov 16, 2012

By Russell Shaw

If someone is looking for material for a book with a title like “Profiles of an Inhuman Economic System,” consider... Read more

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Survey says

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Aug 29, 2012

By Russell Shaw

Worried conservatives reacted negatively to the news that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York had invited Barack Obama to the... Read more

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Sunny side of persecution

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Aug 13, 2012

By Russell Shaw

Will the present whiff of  secularist persecution be a help toward healing what ails American Catholics as a Church? Leaving... Read more

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The crisis of community

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Jul 27, 2012

By Russell Shaw

In recent years social critics like Robert Putnam (Bowling Alone) and Charles Murray (Coming Apart) have documented and deplored a... Read more

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The Vatican's real communication problem

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Jul 13, 2012

By Russell Shaw

“Smart move.” That’s how many loyal Catholics reacted to the announcement that the Vatican had hired a veteran American newsman... Read more

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The 'Catholic sensibility' of George W. Bush

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Jun 29, 2012

By Russell Shaw

Does George W. Bush have a “Catholic sensibility?” Tim Goeglein thinks so, and he’s better situated than most people to... Read more

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Political partisanship

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Jun 15, 2012

By Russell Shaw

A prominent Republican congressman, a Catholic, says his economic proposals reflect the social doctrine of the Church. Statements from the... Read more