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Bridging divides shoulder to shoulderGreg Erlandson

The anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot that humiliated Congress and horrified a good portion of our nation has gone more or less as one might have predicted during these divided times. The two political ...

In the storm's wake, our neighbors need us Greg Erlandson

Christmas this year is arriving amid shock and tears. The images of devastation wrought by at least 22 tornadoes slashing their way through Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois are etched in our ...

What if every parish was a pro-life safe havenGreg Erlandson

My track record as a predictor of Supreme Court abortion decisions took a hit years ago when I wrote an editorial predicting that Planned Parenthood v. Casey would overturn Roe v. Wade. Thanks to Justice ...

Communion lessons Greg Erlandson

It is hard to believe that people once considered the Catholic press boring. At least when it comes to opinions, as opposed to news, it never lacks for controversy. Nothing is spared, from pope to priest ...

The miracle we share at every MassGreg Erlandson

At their fall meeting, the bishops will have a chance to review, amend, and vote on a draft statement titled "The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church." Much of the media coverage this ...

Lessons from a COVID-19 infection Greg Erlandson

Experiencing COVID-19 these days brings to mind the scene in "Ben-Hur" when the lepers are proclaiming themselves "Unclean! Unclean!" People compare COVID-19 to the flu, which, in many cases, is pretty ...

The lethal tenderness of the death doctorsGreg Erlandson

By the time Dr. Jack Kevorkian was put in prison for second-degree murder, he had helped an estimated 130 patients kill themselves. The first person he "helped" was an Oregon teacher suffering from Alzheimer's ...

When our children leave the faith Greg Erlandson

Once upon a time, you may have prayed for your darling child to become a nun. Odds are you never prayed that she become a none. Gallup reported earlier this year that church membership by Americans has ...