Guest Commentary

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


Where faith, values and entertainment meet
Aug 07 2016
When I watch a movie or TV show, I want to be entertained by a good story, not pummeled by an overbearing message.

Visit to Auschwitz: Tragedy, courage, liberation
Jul 26 2016
During their trip to Poland for World Youth Day, Archdiocese of Baltimore pilgrims paid a visit to the infamous Nazi death camp.

In support of the Conscience Protection Act
Jul 14 2016
The Conscience Protection Act of 2016 is necessary in that it will protect health care professionals from being forced to pay for or participate in abortions and allow victims of discrimination a “right of action” to defend their rights in court.

Young Catholics grow their spiritual health after trying week
Jul 12 2016
Brother Tommy reminded me of something which I already knew – that prayer does indeed work.

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?