Guest Columnists

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Catholic Schools Week a chance to acknowledge those who selflessly serve

Brian Dougherty, Ph.D. | Special to The Michigan Catholic As the annual Catholic Schools Week approaches, we are reminded that this is a time of celebration and thanksgiving. Over the past few years, I have used this opportunity to highlight the many accomplishments and achievements of our students, and again this year there have been many.…

Mercy is the ‘fullness of justice’?

Eduardo J. Echeverria, Ph.D. | Special to The Michigan Catholic Recently, in Pope Francis’s first interview with an Italian television channel, he stated, “Justice and mercy in God are one thing. Mercy is just and justice is merciful.” How can justice and mercy be the same thing? If the justice of Jesus’ death on the cross…