Greg Erlandson

Greg Erlandson

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A rosary for our nation

I’ve found myself praying for my country a lot these days. As a family, we remember to do so when we say grace at dinner. At other times — usually […]

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The Church’s guidance for the Catholic voter

There is much to appreciate about working in the Catholic press, but every four years can become an occasion to think about a career change. Every four years, not coincidentally, […]

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What comes after the pandemic?

While we are still in the midst of the worst pandemic of the past century, with almost 200,000 people dead in our country alone, Pope Francis is thinking about what […]

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Can we disagree less disagreeably?

St. Paul was no shrinking violet when it came to arguing his position. Yet in the Letter to the Ephesians, he urges his readers to “to live in a manner […]

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Post-graduation lessons from the plague year

It seems as if there are two kinds of graduation narratives for what happens after young collegians toast each other with one last Natty Light or hard seltzer, flip their […]

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Mass in three dimensions once again

Have you started going back to Mass yet? Recently I went to my first Mass in three months. I had been watching Masses livestreamed weekly, but of course it didn’t […]

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This moment of judgment

I’d be willing to bet that not many of us have watched a man die. Those of us who don’t go to war or work in intensive care units are […]

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To mask or not to mask

I’ve been a bit puzzled about all the debate and outrage over wearing masks. I know some of it is weirdly ideological, but some of it seems to be a […]

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Bishops say Our Lady of America apparitions were not supernatural

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, and five other bishops have concluded that alleged apparitions of Our Lady of America — said to have […]

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An eighth corporal work of mercy

There are strange gifts wrapped in this terrible pandemic. Its horrors are known, even if they were not appreciated early enough by many. Yet this stealth virus has held up […]

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An opportunity not to be missed

I’d love to be writing about something other than the coronavirus crisis, but it is hard to think of any other event that has so transfixed our attention. It is […]

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Another infernal betrayal

Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno” is still hell’s bestseller. A masterpiece of medieval poetry and theology since it was published seven centuries ago, the “Inferno” traces the author’s imagined trip through the […]