- Published in National
By Russell Shaw
You know morality and common sense are both under siege when a plainly obnoxious practice is regarded with complacency and even respect. The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, an astute social observer, called it “defining deviancy down.”
JOSE LEON SUAREZ, Argentina
By David Agren
The doors used to stay shuttered on the chapel of Our Lady of the Miracle chapel in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, opening only on Saturdays for catechism classes and Sundays for a single, sparsely attended service.
Thumbnail bios of the men who became cardinals Feb. 22
By Catholic News Service
By Cindy Wooden
Been absent from the confessional? Head there now, Pope Francis said at his Feb. 19 general audience at the Vatican.
By Francis X. Rocca
Analysis of the past year with two living popes