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By Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

Multicultural ministry needs a new perspective

One of the most pressing challenges facing the Catholic Church in the U.S. today is the necessity of more adequate... Read more

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Moral orthodoxy and pastoral orthodoxy are complementary

Considerable tension in present-day Catholicism centers on the Church’s moral teachings. Many regard the Catholic moral system as heartless and... Read more

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A patron saint for those suffering from alcoholism?

The name of Matt Talbot is not well known outside of Ireland, but Talbot will likely be canonized in the... Read more

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Holy Week: a living reality, not a Passion play

Some time ago, I had a conversation with a lady who had attended the Oberammergau Passion Play in the south... Read more

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Is the Church judge, therapist, or mother?

In his book titled, Images of the Church in the New Testament, the Lutheran theologian Paul Minear found that in... Read more

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Advancing the roles of women in the Church

The Church continues to be at a loss as to how to advance the roles of women in its administrative... Read more

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St. Patrick's Day and a forgotten tradition

The understanding of Ireland and Irish identity that many Irish-Americans labor under was set out memorably by Professor Thomas Corcoran... Read more