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  • The God Squad: Is it the duty of people to have children?

    Q: What's your opinion about recent statements by Pope Francis imploring married couples to have children or they will be bitter and lonely in old age? I found his comments hurtful and offensive to the many married Catholic couples who struggle with infertility or because of other constraints may not be able to have children.
  • The God Squad: Hitting a barrier on baptism

    Q: I'm an avid reader and fan of your column and follow it in our local paper, the Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Penn.). I'm Protestant by upbringing, but my husband is Catholic. We attend a Catholic church, and our three children were baptized Catholic. I...

    Homemade altar serves as powerful reminder for recovering alcoholic

    Homemade altar serves as powerful reminder for recovering alcoholic
    Father Augustine Puchner splashed holy water on a 99-cent store plate imprinted with an image of the Virgin Mary. The pastor sprinkled crucifixes, a kneeling cherub, stones with words like "faith" etched in them and a gold-colored cross attached to a...

    The God Squad: Is it always righteous to die for faith?

    Q: When I was young and in Catholic schools half a century ago, we were taught that those who gave their lives for our religion were saints. Do you think those who die for their faith, even suicide bombers, will spend eternity in the presence of God?...

    Commentary: Let's look at the definition of 'freedom'

    In response to Vicki Bowers' July 19 letter to the Pilot, "Hoag has freedom too," it seems that she favors Hoag's position which is, "I will use my freedom to choose to take away a woman's freedom and right to choose." In so many words, Hoag is saying,...