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FaithShort Take
Peter McFadden
We should not expect pre-Cana to solve the marriage crisis. There are relationship habits that should be taught to our youth long before they contemplate a wedding.
An attendee prays the rosary Oct. 1, 2018, during a public session on the issue of clergy sexual abuse at Our Mother of Confidence Parish Hall in San Diego. (CNS photo/David Maung)
FaithShort Take
Daniel Philpott
Nation-states have modeled a holistic approach that involves all who were affected by injustice and may contribute to a solution. The church can do the same as a response to the clerical sex abuse crisis.
A voter drops off her ballot on Nov. 7, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) 
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John Gehring
Voters generally rejected “election denier” candidates this year, but barriers to full voter access remain significant. Catholics still have an important role to play in protecting democracy.
Arts & CultureShort Take
James T. Keane
France has long been known as “the eldest daughter of the church.” Argentina is the home of Pope Francis. What’s a Catholic to do?
man holds up the eucharist at an altar with candles in front of him
FaithShort Take
Joshua J. Whitfield
Given that so many converts come into the church precisely because they have discovered the Eucharist, it seems sensible we should listen to them especially.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John CarrKim Daniels
The expanded child tax credit kept millions of children out of poverty last year, but it expired amid partisan bickering. Making it permanent would be pro-family, pro-child, pro-life and anti-poverty.