Guest Commentary

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


The time for our bishops is now
Jan 28 2013
Some nights, I imagine, a few bishops cry. The ones with shepherd’s souls, with Peter’s heart – I think they’re the ones who cry.

Ray Lewis - A second chance, a committed life
Jan 19 2013
An excellent player from the start, Ray began in the NFL with the brand new Baltimore team, the Ravens, 17 years ago. Somehow he was implicated in a fatal double stabbing in Atlanta in 2000, plea-bargained down to obstruction of justice, paid his fine and did his time. No big news in any of that: it happens repeatedly, not only in Baltimore, either.

Breaking down barriers to women's education
Dec 30 2012
An estimated 32 million young women globally are denied access to education.

Guest editorial: Same-sex parenting and sound science
Oct 29 2012
The science used to cast homosexual parenting in a neutral or even positive light has proved unsound.

Moving Toward Self-Sufficiency
Oct 03 2012
As Marylanders, we are fortunate to live in one of the wealthiest states in the nation. Yet 9.7 percent of the people in our state live in poverty – that’s nearly 560,000 people, including almost 175,000 children.

Then and now: St. Mary's Elementary School celebrates 150 years
Sep 24 2012
A look at the past and present of St. Mary's Elementary School in Annapolis.

J. Christopher Stevens (1960-2012)
Sep 19 2012
Father Robert Leavitt reflects on the death of Christhoper Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya.

Helpers wanted
Aug 01 2012
From the earliest days of our faith, Christians have answered the call of Christ to serve the hungry, the poor and the outcasts.

Don’t be a bystander on bullying
Aug 01 2012
The issue of bullying has received a great deal of public attention, spurred by the heartbreaking consequences of cases that garnered national media coverage.

Guest commentary: Remember veterans
Jul 02 2012
Dennis Smith, director of the VA Maryland Health Care System, talks about the meaning Fourth of July has for veterans.