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Mary Ann Walsh: Articoli scritti

Sister Mary Ann Walsh is director of media relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She is a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Community. She is an award-winning writer and has been published in several periodicals. Further, she is editor of three books: Pope John Paul II: A Light for the World; From John Paul II to Benedict XVI: An Inside Look at the End of an Era, the Beginning of a New One and the Future of the Church, and Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy.


HOBBY LOBBY/A Decision Upholding American Ideals of Freedom

The Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases rests on an important part of the American experience: the defense of religious freedom. Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

U.S./ Catholic Education Ad Campaign in the Empire State Strikes Back

An ad campaign in the Empire State has Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and a handful of Catholic school kids, addressing Governor Andrew Cuomo directly. By Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

U.S./ Serial Churchgoers: Something for Pew to Peruse

Sr. MARY ANN WALSH comments on the Pew Research Center’s report about the shifting religious identity of Latinos in the U.S. and on the increasing number of people who are leaving churches

EASTER/ Holy Saturday, Holy Christians, Holy Spirit

Holy Saturday celebrates the enigma of how the unseen God draws a heart and most of the parishes nationwide will welcome new members into the Catholic community. By Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

CHURCH/ Following Pope Francis' lead after a year

In his first year in office, Pope Francis has shown he knows how to lead. Pope Francis reaches across the table. No one is unapproachable. No one is an enemy. By Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

THE UNITED NATIONS/ Caring for Children or Caring for Culture Warriors

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is correct to voice concern over sexual abuse. It should also work to protect the most basic right of a child: the right to live. Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

INTERNET/ Says Pope Francis: Toughen up, people!

According to Pope Francis, the Internet can be a rugged neighborhood, but it’s where the Gospel needs to be preached and people seen as neighbors not enemies. By Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

CHURCH/ Blessing the Child in the Womb

According to Sr. MARY ANN WALSH the Blessing for the Child in the Womb one of the most pastoral initiatives the Church in the United States has ever undertaken

EDUCATION/ Catholic schools for immigrants: A second bloodless social revolution

A move toward Catholic education for immigrants’ children would be a sign of welcome and a wise national investment for the long run. By Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

US/ Busy time at Bishops’ Conference

Sr. MARY ANN WALSH describes the busy period in front of the USCCB, from the immigration reform legislation, to the Supreme Court decision on DOMA, the HHS mandate, and many other issues

12 MAY/ Mother’s Day

Older people may have less energy than the young, and they can paralyze relationships if we let them. But we all know the commandment: “Honor thy father and mother.” By Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

OUR LADY/ Guardian of the Internet, Pray for Us

The Blessed Virgin’s titles developed over centuries in the Catholic Church. The famous Litany of Loreto was approved in 1587. Is it time for a modern-day litany? By Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

EDUCATION/ American Girl Catholic School Uniform

Sr. MARY ANN WALSH describes the present situation of Catholic schools in the U. S. and the perspectives they are facing in the future. One of the main items is a strong Catholic identity

US/ Courts offer mixed rulings on HHS mandate

The Becket Fund reports that there are 43 cases and over 110 plaintiffs challenging the HHS mandate in court. SR. MARY ANN WALSH surveys the first outcomes for some of these cases

US/ From Virulent Partisanship to Bold Cooperation

The election is over. Now, bold cooperation is needed and all Americans must work as one for the spiritual and material health of our country and beyond. Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

MEDIA/ Fighting False Balance

Showing two sides to a story does not necessarily mean that you are balanced. Sister MARY ANN WASLH discusses the way Catholics are represented in the media and who claims to represent them.

CHURCH/ Catholics and Social Media

Sister MARY ANN WALSH comments on the use of technology in the practice of religion, and on the many ways that Catholics can use social media to help them pray.

EVANGELIZATION/ The Gospel and Social Media

Sister MARY ANN WALSH discusses evangelization in today’s world, and gives a few steps to explain how social media can be used effectively to spread the word of the Gospel.

SHRIVER/ God in the Din Around Us

MARY ANN WALSH reviews Mark Shriver’s A Good Man about his father Sargent Shriver, politician, founder of the Peace Corps, whose Catholic religion informed his politics and his life.

HHS MANDATE/ Government: Amish, Ok. Catholics, No.

The government respects the First Amendment that guarantees the right to freely exercise one’s religious beliefs, but in the health care law it picks and chooses which beliefs it respects
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