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Msgr. John Strynkowski. a retired priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, served in the Congregation for Bishops for six and a half years and at the USCCB for five years.

FaithFaith and Reason
John J. Strynkowski
The dispossession Christ experienced in his crucifixion is an act of solidarity with the dispossessed of the world.
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FaithShort Take
John J. Strynkowski
Hint: He’s not another Francis.
FaithFaith and Reason
John J. Strynkowski
The crises in the Catholic Church demand long-term solutions that are best addressed by gradual discernment leading to broad consensus on the part of the college of bishops.
FaithShort Take
John J. Strynkowski
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger urged that dissent from ordinary Magisterium should be disclosed privately to church authority.
GENERATIONAL SOLIDARITY. Children spend time with their grandmother in 2012 on the front porch of their home in Hillsdale, Mo.
John J. Strynkowski
The challenge is to rise from having empathy for a few to having empathy for many.
Ideas
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Three experts on church history and governance discuss Marco Politi's article on episcopal collaboration.
John J. Strynkowski
As a seminarian from 1960 to 1964 and as a priest from 1969 to 1971, I studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. One of the lessons I learned from several of the Jesuit professors there was the importance of attending to the historical circumstances surrounding the doctrinal pronouncemen