Guest Commentary

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


Marvel’s “Daredevil” weighs questions of faith and violence
Jun 27 2016
Introspection on one’s faith can come from the strangest and unlikeliest of places – including an action-packed Netflix series called “Daredevil.”

A cup of coffee with the champ
Jun 15 2016
“Noooooo!” we thought. He’s not coming over here! But he was! Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and a Muslim bodyguard were headed for our table in a restaurant deserted after lunchtime in the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington.

Put down the phone and open the door to civility
Jun 07 2016
Focusing on the cellphone instead of on people in the room is discourteous and unacceptable.

Fruits of a well-rounded education at Cristo Rey
May 27 2016
By conducting research, aggregating information and formulating arguments, the students engaged in an experience that they will duplicate, in some form, many times over as they progress through college and become professionals.

At Hiroshima, urging peace and an end to materialism
May 26 2016
“Man’s fate has forever been shaped between the hands of reason and spirit, now in collaboration, again in conflict. Now reason and spirit meet on final ground. If either or anything is to survive, they must find a way to create an indissoluble partnership.”

Rooting for servant leadership in upcoming election
May 16 2016
Wouldn’t it be great if the idea of servant leadership found its way into the party platforms as well as the minds and hearts of the candidates who emerge from the conventions hoping to occupy the White House next January?

A tip of the hat to former seminarians
May 04 2016
Among those who walked that seminary trail for a time, some truly are dedicated laymen who serve the church and society in many, many ways over many, many years

Reflections of a mom
Apr 28 2016
What would I want for our two boys? The answer: That they know their gifts as blessings from God, work hard to cultivate these gifts and never use their gifts to put people down but to lift people up.

Focusing on the common good
Apr 04 2016
The common good is not the sum of all the individual goods, nor is it a utilitarian kind of greatest good for the greatest number of people.

Mary’s example in fighting terrorism
Apr 01 2016
Mary is a beautiful example of looking for Christ, even as others want us to bring life to a halt or make us fearful and suspicious of one another.