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Opinion & Features
February 27, 2021
Charlie Camosy
The pandemic has accelerated the closing of Catholic schools, as parishes and diocese bleed money. It also offers a rare chance to make Catholic education important again.
February 17, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Our writers and others share their Lenten disciplines, experiences, or just their feelings about the whole thing. Some will surprise you. One watches comedy, because laughter is a sacrifice. Another is learning not to make rude jokes.
February 04, 2021
James MacGuire
Of all believers around the world, Christians are the most persecuted. James MacGuire reports from a conference focusing on this issue in New York.
December 11, 2020
Emily C. A. Snyder
I speak too well to be poor. Even as I’m weeping on the phone, and the very kind woman is explaining to me that I had to make more before the pandemic to qualify for help, and I try to explain to her that there was no way to make money before the pandemic, and
May 18, 2020
David Mills
In this health emergency, every response has a downside: the only certainty is the human cost of what we do, or don’t.
March 18, 2020
Christopher Altieri
As we enter Week Two of lockdown, our spirits remain high
February 21, 2020
C C Pecknold
Porn culture sells degradation as liberty. We have to fight it
January 23, 2020
The Catholic Herald
It is more than 20 years since a pope set foot in India. In 1999, an ailing Pope John Paul II made what reporters called a “tense” visit to the capital, New Delhi. The 79-year-old pontiff made a strong defence of religious freedom during his 62-hour trip. “In the dusk of his two-decade papacy,” wrote
January 23, 2020
Christopher Altieri
I overslept on Monday. I had been working all weekend, but that’s no excuse. It was a school day, and there was lunch to pack for my daughter. In order to do that, I needed some of the things sitting in the sink and soaking. So I found myself pressed for time, and hastily reciting
January 23, 2020
Bishop Robert Barron
I saw the film 1917 on the vigil of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and I think there’s a connection between the movie and the liturgical celebration. Bear with me. First, as everyone who has seen 1917 remarks, the editing and cinematography are so astounding that it appears to unfold completely in
January 23, 2020
Paolo Gambi
Andrea Riccardi is the founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio, an influential lay association active in more than 70 countries. He has been a history professor for many decades and served as minister for international cooperation without portfolio in Italy’s Monti Cabinet (2011-2013). In 2017 it was rumoured that Pope Francis planned to name him
January 23, 2020
The Catholic Herald
Alarm bells ring for Iraqi Christians SIR – I concur with John Pontifex’s views in his accurate but disturbing article “Caught in the middle” (Cover story, January 17). Being of Iraqi origin myself, I try to keep up with news concerning our remaining ancient Christians of Iraq. They are in a very precarious position indeed.