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President Lyndon Baines Johnson had spoken the words “Great Society” before, but on Jan. 4, 1965, he brought the pieces together as a legislative package for Congress. His State of the Union … more
Let’s face it, 2014 was a rotten year for heroes and hero worship. Sure, the ones it brought were plucky, admirable people who did praiseworthy things. But all too often their good deeds were … more
For months after the Supreme Court abruptly legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision in January 1973, people who welcomed the result repeatedly declared that the struggle over abortion had now … more
During the 10:30 a.m. Mass in my church a couple of Sundays ago, 32 boys and girls stood in front of the altar, faced the congregation and formally affirmed their desire to be confirmed. It was part … more
The headline on a recent Washington Post op-ed about the rise of the Islamic State proclaimed “The Return of Evil.” Although one was tempted to reply that evil never went away, the headline … more
At the American bishops’ fall general meeting last year, reporters pressed hard to find signs of the “Francis effect.” But when the bishops gather next month in Baltimore, the press corps can … more
When Pope Francis formally declares Pope Paul VI “Blessed” Oct. 19, the event will recall one of the most painful periods in church history together with the long-suffering servant pope who stood … more
Expectations and anxieties regarding next month’s assembly in Rome of the world Synod of Bishops are running exceptionally high. The subject matter alone — the crisis of marriage and family — … more
As Pope John Paul II was leaving Opus Dei headquarters in Rome after paying his respects at the wake of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, someone thanked him for coming. The pope, a future saint, replied, … more
The 36-Hour Day is a handbook familiar to many caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. That seemingly mysterious title is no mystery to the caregivers. They know from … more
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