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John XXIII's words pointed toward 'dawn'. Nov 23, 2012 777
Preparing for a year of faith. Mar 2, 2012 705
Three strengths of contemporary Catholicism. Column Dec 9, 2011 796
The church as an eschatological community. Column Sep 16, 2011 806
The church is a communion of local churches. Sep 2, 2011 725
People of God are key to church's life and mission. Aug 19, 2011 795
Bishops need to go to bat for their own workers. Sep 3, 2010 785
History of abortion teaching is complex. Column Aug 6, 2010 792
Matteo Ricci after 400 years. Jun 25, 2010 1124
Disaffected Catholics and 'bad Catholics'. Feb 5, 2010 731
What effective leadership looks like. Movie review Jan 22, 2010 760
When want is most keenly felt. Column Dec 25, 2009 782
Eucharistic adoration: a spiritual step backward. Dec 11, 2009 772
Alternate views in the 'Year for Priests'. Column Oct 30, 2009 763
Reversing the liturgical field. Column Oct 2, 2009 746
New encyclical critiques the world's market economy. Aug 21, 2009 764
Women religious have been faithful to mission. Jul 24, 2009 787
Anglican struggles a sobering lesson for Catholics. Column Jun 26, 2009 780
Obama singles out two catholic leaders of the past to emulate. May 29, 2009 951
The grieving church. Column May 15, 2009 757
Papal appointment of bishops is not traditional. Apr 17, 2009 776
The letter of Pope St. Clement I. Column Feb 6, 2009 650
Cardinal Bernardin's seamless garment. Column Dec 26, 2008 778
Debate over role of 'bishop' in apostolic succession is a church-dividing issue. Sep 19, 2008 748
The marks of the church. Critical essay Aug 8, 2008 613
Assessing the liturgical reform of Vatican II: according to Fr. Taft, liturgical pioneers drew inspiration from Russian Orthodox emigres to France. Jun 27, 2008 789
The Communion flap again: pope strikes a positive note, but Robert Novak stirs the waters. Column May 30, 2008 744
Sign says, 'no trespassing' at the border, 'help wanted' at the workplace. Nov 16, 2007 778
Faith and politics: should religion bar a candidate from public office? Column Oct 12, 2007 793
Document stirs furor, not change. Sep 21, 2007 767
Three hot potatoes for the church. Aug 3, 2007 688
Between the two extremes: as with immigration, there's little balance in discussions of homosexuality. Jul 20, 2007 765
An expression of true piety. Mar 23, 2007 773
Book challenges traditional defenses of celibacy. Book review Feb 9, 2007 784
An episcopate anything but excellent: creativity and independence of mind are the kiss of death for those wishing to rise in the church. Sep 8, 2006 750
Gay adoption raises larger questions. Apr 7, 2006 787
Franciscan liturgist remembered as gentle, 'Peanuts' fan. Obituary Jan 27, 2006 751
Vatican's investigation of seminaries misses the mark. Column Oct 14, 2005 799
Questions about John Roberts' faith merit answers: politically active Christians have forced the issue of religion to the forefront. Sep 16, 2005 770
Pension crisis is another body blow to priests. Jun 3, 2005 786
The new Benedict must choose his path. May 6, 2005 793
Examining John Paul II on his own terms. Apr 29, 2005 766
Reframing the abortion debate: pro-choice activist calls on her allies to rethink assumptions. Mar 4, 2005 796
Assessing the state of Christian unity. Jan 21, 2005 788
Red and blue Catholics and more: U.S. Catholic church has at least three constituencies. Oct 29, 2004 785
Pope Cornelius, a reconciler, had a hard road. Sep 24, 2004 747
Most Americans don't want religion in their politics. Aug 13, 2004 756
Catholic politicians' dilemma an old one. Book Review Jul 2, 2004 825
Bishops give Catholic politicians an impossible mission. Apr 23, 2004 775
Changing either/ors to both/ands: Cardinal George makes false dichotomy between evangelization, reform. Column Jan 30, 2004 780
His iron will marks pope's 25 years: despite hard line on church governance, record is more mixed than partisans acknowledge. Column Oct 17, 2003 761
Lay leaders in Catholic higher education need a wake-up call. Column Aug 15, 2003 716
Keating was wrong choice at the outset. (Columns). Jul 18, 2003 788
$8 million more than the milk money. (Column). May 30, 2003 785
Forgiveness from sin, but not pardon for crime: redemption defense in sex abuse cases is defective. May 16, 2003 782
Waning devotions may be sign of liturgical health. (Column). Apr 4, 2003 786
Cardinal chronicles impact of Vatican II. . Column Mar 7, 2003 767
Political instructions may go unheeded. (Column). Feb 7, 2003 768
95 years of steps to Christian unity. (Column). Column Jan 17, 2003 756
Vatican remains suspicious of lay demands: pressure from Boston clergy had more influence on Bernard Law's decision to resign. (Column). Jan 10, 2003 774
An agenda is what's needed. (Column). Nov 29, 2002 728
Vatican does right thing for wrong reason. (Columns). Nov 15, 2002 717
In imitating saints, we imitate Christ himself: distinctively Catholic practice founded in theology of sacramentality. (Column). Nov 1, 2002 782
Waning of a long pontificate. (Columns). Brief Article Oct 18, 2002 773
Linking abuse, dissent is faulty: crisis, gay subculture in seminaries grew under John Paul II's watch. (Column). Brief Article Oct 4, 2002 797
Celibacy rule deviates from earliest tradition: denigration of marriage and sex, belief in ritual purity mark history of justifications. Brief Article Sep 13, 2002 776
Participation needed to select bishops: theological objections unfounded; practical issues can be overcome. (Columns). Brief Article Aug 16, 2002 771
Crisis threatens sacraments, but not faith; despite blow to priesthood, bishops' actions do not undermine Catholic truth. Brief Article Jun 21, 2002 778
Crisis exposes need for genuine authority; Catholics hunger for gifted church leadership, but reject counterfeit of authoritarianism. Brief Article May 24, 2002 728
Conservative support for hierarchy collapses. Brief Article May 3, 2002 771
Sex abuse scandal has international scope; necessary systemic changes must be resolved at highest levels of hierarchy. Brief Article Apr 19, 2002 775
Gay priests not part of pedophilia problem: official's statement suggests Rome clings to deceit that no valid priest abused a child. (Column). Brief Article Apr 5, 2002 766
Leaders with vision needed to conquer sex abuse problem. Brief Article Mar 15, 2002 791
No magic words, but Christ still present. (Column). Brief Article Feb 22, 2002 756
When Peter met Cornelius, history changed. (Columns). Brief Article Feb 1, 2002 763
Example, not proselytism, is best witness to Christian faith. (Column). Brief Article Jan 18, 2002 627
Extremist violence has roots in monotheism: naive to ignore aspects of Islam that breed militant fundamentalism. (Column). Brief Article Nov 2, 2001 793
Anglicans wonder if Rome is listening. Brief Article May 11, 2001 777
Surprising openness in papal letter. Brief Article Apr 6, 2001 770
Directing Lent toward Easter baptism. Brief Article Mar 2, 2001 793
Red hat after lurch to right. Brief Article Feb 16, 2001 776
Justice gets short shrift in Wall Street Journal's spin. Brief Article Jan 26, 2001 782
`Finding' Christ in other religions. Brief Article Dec 22, 2000 774
What can we learn from the great teacher? Brief Article Nov 17, 2000 796
Looking for balance among the saints. Brief Article Oct 27, 2000 756
Notre Dame priest towers above all. Brief Article Oct 6, 2000 783
When Lieberman talks of faith, it's about his faith. Brief Article Sep 15, 2000 763
Church called to treat employees justly. Sep 1, 2000 791
'Untidy" Anglican ways appeal to some under Rome's heavy hand. Brief Article Jun 2, 2000 790
Restorationist or conservative? May 12, 2000 789
Trying to catechize a generation that can't define `biretta'. Mar 24, 2000 679
Some surprising seminary problems, some not. Brief Article Mar 3, 2000 800
For Aquinas, all creation was theater of grace. Feb 11, 2000 762
Our lives radically altered. Brief Article Dec 24, 1999 796
Giving thanks to God for Vatican II. Brief Article Nov 19, 1999 790
Some say, `Leave the church alone, get out there and evangelize'. Brief Article Nov 12, 1999 774
Art makes God perceptible. Brief Article Oct 22, 1999 786
Vatican document envisions culture as a partner, not a peril. Brief Article Sep 10, 1999 762
Calling on the Vatican to surrender power. Brief Article Aug 13, 1999 775
Calling error `conservative' is an insult to conservatives. Brief Article Jul 2, 1999 785

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