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Greg Erlandson, Catholic News Service

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Understanding the emigrant’s brave choices

We talk a great deal in this country about immigration, too often in language that is hostile or fearful. What we don't talk about...

Survey says: Maybe more believe in the Real Presence than polls...

When Pope Francis recently said that every time we receive Communion, it should be like our first time, it reminded me of a friend's...

Vatican official Msgr. John Kennedy praises Catholic media for coverage of...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In a remarkably frank and detailed speech, the Vatican official heading the department charged with reviewing clergy sexual abuse allegations...

Vatican, USCCB chronology shows church moving forward: Greg Erlandson

For many Catholics these days, bishops are like members of Congress. We may like ours but distrust the lot of them. To judge from...

Selling the sizzle at a parish near you: Greg Erlandson

"Marketing is a contest for people’s attention." -- Seth Godin I heard about a parish recently. It has regular eucharistic adoration, but only the old-timers...

No ifs, ands or buts on when life is precious: Greg...

When Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill into law, she gave this simple explanation. "Every life is precious," she said. The...

‘The Great Dark’ includes the loss of Bob Lockwood, but his...

Growing up on Los Angeles, I never really appreciated the seasons. As the old joke goes, Southern California has only two: brushfire season and...

Vatican summit: Four primary audiences of Pope Francis close meetings with...

VATICAN CITY -- The long-awaited "Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church," nicknamed the abuse summit, was an extraordinary and historic gathering...

Cardinal DiNardo aims for ‘new ecclesial season’ to confront crisis

In the midst of the current crisis in our church -- with a once-admired cardinal accused of heinous acts, bishops widely judged incapable of...

Gobsmacked: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed for bishops

BALTIMORE — Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s...

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