The teaching of the Church about the ethics of Covid vaccines

I n recent weeks, I have encountered scores of people who are confused about Church teaching with regard to the morality of taking COVID-19 vaccines.  This...

In my life …

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This week I turned 65. It feels like yesterday when I was a lad and saw people who were “old,” meaning over 50. Sixty-five...

Christmas scenes off the beaten track

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In 2018, I was fortunate enough to cross a bucket list item off by attending the Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia. That pigskin contest was...

What young people could most profit from hearing about Marriage

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Young people today experience various pressures and expectations that can make them anxious. In a recent essay, Professor Timothy P. O’Malley, of Notre Dame’s...

Thank you

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In my last column I shared a struggle that has plagued me all my life, and the response from Anchor readers was overwhelming. Thank you all...

New cures from embryonic stem cells?

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A recent article in the New York Times by Gina Kolata chronicles the remarkable story of a patient who for many years suffered from type...

Saved in hope

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While my son is not yet four years old, he has become a master negotiator (at least in his mind). When he wants something,...

Sensus Fidelium

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On Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, Pope Francis officially opened the 16th Synod of Bishops. A Synod is a meeting or assembly of Church leaders....

Chattanooga Choo Choo

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“When you hear the whistle blowing eight to the bar, Then you know that Tennessee is not very far. Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep...

That’s snow business

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I’ve been writing this column since 2001, too many to mention now, but I do believe this is the first time I’ve written one...

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