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Jeffrey A. Mirus
We live in an age of diversity, say the arbiters of the cultural zeitgeist. Many Catholics are only too familiar with the concept, so much so...
Jeffrey A. Mirus
What are the limits of a bishop’s teaching authority? Nowadays, the U.S. bishops’ conference seems to have something to say about almost every...
Leon J. Suprenant
How should lay people relate to their bishops, especially if the bishop doesn’t seem to be in line with Rome? If he seems to have his head in...
Dave Armstrong
There is a definite place for lay ministry in the Catholic Church. But how does one determine such a vocation? And how does one balance the...
Fr. Peter M. J. Stravinskas Ph.D. S.T.D.
The content of the documents of Vatican II may well rival the third secret of Fatima for speculation and inscrutability. The only way to...
Tim Ryland
Every Catholic has the duty to evangelize—and to be obedient. In an interview, James Francis Cardinal Stafford, president of the Pontifical...
Deer in the HeadlightsMuch like a deer caught in headlights, so was my reaction upon reading "Are You the Catholic Answer Man?" (September 2002...
During a September meeting with a group of Brazilian bishops, Pope John Paul II warned against the tendency to "clericalize the laity," which...
Fr. Ray Ryland
The whole purpose of the Church is to evangelize—so why aren't Catholics doing a better job of it?
Karl Keating
A few years ago I was invited to speak at a conference held in Midwestern farm country. Although the event was in an out-of-the-way town and...