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Asking for help is OK, but don’t become dependent
May 23 2013
I feel I must respond to Paul McMullen’s article “Strong, silent – and sad.”

Bishops wrong on death penalty ban
May 21 2013
Re Christopher Gunty’s editorial on capital punishment, “Justice or vengeance?," the banning of capital punishment, which is supported by Gunty and the bishops (in Baltimore and the USCCB), is inconsistent with the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Where were Catholics on National Day of Prayer?
May 17 2013
In the tradition of our nation and in the goodness of their hearts, people from across the land at tens of thousands of locations observed the National Day of Prayer May 2.

On evil, gun control and the MCC
May 10 2013
The Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC), representing the local Roman Catholic Church, has been a vocal supporter of the recently-passed Maryland gun ban.

Thank you Catholics for helping to pass stormwater fee amendment
Apr 26 2013
I would like to thank the dozens of Catholics from throughout Baltimore County who contacted my office to express their concerns with the state-mandated stormwater fee.

Benjamin Carson for president
Mar 28 2013
My name is Mathias Andrulewicz Jr. and I am a freshman Political Science student at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. I am writing to you out of great respect and gratitude for your inspiring life story, your efforts in strengthening the American education system, and your recent move into the political arena to act as a representative of traditional Christian values.

Catholic hospitals should provide care consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church
Mar 26 2013
Catholic hospitals don't seem to share the Church's concerns about IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies.

Prisons won’t function without death penalty
Mar 19 2013
“Maryland revisits death penalty repeal” (CR, Feb. 7) included an important quotation from the Catechism, where the death penalty is appropriate “if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.”

Repeal proponents lack consistency
Mar 19 2013
I find it hard to believe that there are many so called “Catholic” politicians who will say they are against the death penalty because their faith prohibits the taking of a human life.

Priest struck by reaction of readers
Feb 22 2013
I would like to salute the Catholic Review for encouraging letters and reviews of its publication. Such an opportunity for exchange and discussion in our Church is refreshing.