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Racial healing and God's mercyGreg Erlandson

In 1961, there was a best-selling book called "Black Like Me." It was the story of a journalist named John Howard Griffin, who changed his skin color from white to black and traveled through the South ...

Broadening the pro-life witness Greg Erlandson

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor found himself on the headline side of a "man bites dog" story. The headline read: "Bishop will not attend March for Life in Little Rock." A bishop attending a pro-life rally: ...

Caring for 'the other America'Greg Erlandson

In the wake of Donald Trump's election as president, much has been made of the voters he attracted, usually identified as white, male, small town and rural, working class. While such statistical generalizations ...

Italian Xmas: Et tu, Santa? Greg Erlandson

Christmas in Rome is not exactly what one might imagine. In the few decades since I lived in Italy, that red-suited globalist Santa Claus has been growing market share. St. Nicholas and his Italian ...

A plea for our fellow CatholicsGreg Erlandson

This Advent, stop worrying about Christmas presents and hanging lights, negotiating mall traffic or scouring the web for the perfect gift. This Advent, imagine that you and your family lose everything. ...

Mass murder and our culture of death Greg Erlandson

On Nov. 14, Kevin Janson Neal paced about a remote elementary school in the small Northern California community of Rancho Tehama Reserve, apparently looking for children to shoot during a killing spree ...

A tale of two popesGreg Erlandson

There's a quote attributed, probably falsely, to Mark Twain that observes, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." I suppose it is a sign that I'm getting older, because I'm starting to ...

Harvey Weinstein's not alone Greg Erlandson

Harvey Weinstein is a pig. It's not language I would normally use in a column, but the cascade of revelations about his treatment of women and men, most particularly his twisted and apparently constant ...