Thomas J. Reese




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Should Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

AP President Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night partyin Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012. One group of … Continued

Jesus in Arizona

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. “This is 911. What is your emergency?” “Someone is trying to break … Continued

Faith in God, not the market

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Some people’s faith in the marketplace is almost religious. It is so … Continued

Vatican questions nuclear deterrence

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Not only is the use of nuclear weapons immoral, the conditions that … Continued

Papal fallibility

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Thirteen years after the Hartford Courant ran an expose of sexual abuses … Continued

What matters in clerical abuse

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The media is being attacked by the defenders of Pope Benedict who … Continued

Benedict’s failure and opportunity

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Like most bishops, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI, did … Continued

What should bishops say now?

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The passage of the Senate health care bill by the House of … Continued

Naïve sisters or paranoid bishops?

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The Catholic bishops of the United States are calling for the defeat … Continued

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. In his encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI writes that economics … Continued

A tax you (and Creation) should love

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. You are going to hate this column. When I first arrived in … Continued

America’s debt to Catholic sisters

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Almost 300 years ago, the first Catholic sisters arrived in America and … Continued

The scandal of gloomy Christians

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese Does thinking about your religion make you happy or sad? One of the … Continued

Catholic Charities, gays and DC’s poor

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. If you believed what you read on blogs and in newspapers, you … Continued

Beyond abortion to universal care

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. With the adoption of a House floor amendment banning the use of … Continued

“Love the alien as yourself”

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Octavio Gonzalez, a graduate of Georgetown University, would be picking corn and … Continued

Vatican welcoming only the right?

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Pope Benedict’s latest initiative toward Anglicans who want to rejoin the Catholic … Continued

Pope’s Anglican welcome could revolutionize the Church

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The new Vatican structures for dealing with Anglicans who want to join … Continued

Catholic Bishops’ Advice on Afghanistan

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. As President Obama ponders U.S. goals, strategy and tactics in Afghanistan, the … Continued

3.1 Million Potential Orphans

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. In the debate over immigration policy, there are 3.1 million defenseless U.S. … Continued