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FaithLast Take
William Critchley-Menor, S.J.Patrice Critchley-Menor
It is an extraordinary testament to a person’s pastoral care when they are remembered as someone who was a steady presence in the most difficult times.
Charles Osgood, anchor of CBS's "Sunday Morning," poses for a portrait on the set in New York on March 28, 1999. Osgood, who anchored the popular news magazine's for more than two decades, was host of the long-running radio program “The Osgood File” and was referred to as CBS News’ poet-in-residence, has died. He was 91. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)
Arts & CultureLast Take
Traug Keller
Jesuit education instills values of empathy and service. Charles Osgood didn’t miss that class: Those values ran deep and long in him.
Arts & CultureMusic
Michael O’Brien
Shane MacGowan once said that he was the one that God would use to save Irish music. Despite a public persona that was often less than saintly, he grappled with faith in many of his iconic songs.
FaithShort Take
James T. Keane
Friends and colleagues remembered Richard Gaillardetz, who died on Tuesday, as a perceptive theologian, mining in his talks, articles and books the ecclesiology of Vatican II and Pope Francis’ vision for the church. They also noted the powerful witness of his reflections on his final months of life.
Arts & CultureVantage Point
John B. Breslin
From Brian Moore's earliest and best known novel, 'The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne,' to his last, 'The Magician’s Wife,' the mystery of belief has haunted his best fiction.
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, an influential figure in Democratic politics who was also U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and energy secretary in the Clinton administration, died on Sept. 1.