Guest Commentary

These opinion columns have been submitted to the Catholic Review from various guest columnists. 


Hell for 75 cents
Jan 01 2017
We all know that one who can be trusted in small things is the one who can be trusted in large. Perhaps she who is honest in small sums saves the world’s integrity, piece by piece.

How to spot fake news
Dec 01 2016
If you are one of the many Americans who get most of your news on Facebook, please stop right now.

The wonder of words
Nov 14 2016
Language truly is a wonderful tool, and the love-driven process of constructing sentences enables us to understand one another, build bridges and progress toward common, good goals.

The beauty of human sexuality
Oct 28 2016
In an age of porn and sleaze, the need for a deepened respect for the positive aspects of human sexuality is real. In marriage, the desire to give one’s self to the delight of the beloved is a sign of Christian holiness.

Are outward signs of faith offensive?
Oct 06 2016
The most effective witness we give is our lives, lives of mercy and compassion.

The heart of leadership
Oct 03 2016
How I wish those desiring to lead our country could take to heart the message Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis gave in his address at the August J.S. Paluch vocations seminar.

Follow Pope Francis’ example of ‘Mercy Fridays’
Sep 21 2016
What if we kept a mercy journal as we try to delve into practices of mercy? Just a simple little notebook in which we chronicle each effort, and its outcome might focus our attention on mercy.

How can Catholics relate to Mary?
Sep 14 2016
When Catholics recite the line from the Hail Mary: “Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death,” they do not think of Mary as a goddess with independent power. They know that power comes from her Son. They simply ask her to intercede for them, knowing well that Jesus will honor her request.

What does God want me to do?
Sep 08 2016
Should I or shouldn’t I? What does God want me to do? How many times have you wished you had a direct line to God?

More good news for churchgoing women
Aug 18 2016
Catholic women who attended religious services once or more per week had a lower rate of suicide than churchgoers of other denominations among the study cohort.