Father Jerry J. Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington. He is pastor of St. Catherine of Siena parish in Great Falls, Virginia.

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) During a recent “listening session” on racism sponsored by a Catholic diocese, a retired priest accused his fellow priests of “deep prejudice”:
March 4, 2019, 4:13 PM EST
After WWII as the reconstruction of Europe took place, it was considered impolite – or perhaps merely futile – to ask Germans of military age “What did you do in the war?”  The standard answer was, “I fought the Soviets on the eastern front.”  There’s enough distance from the war to see the humor in the lie.  But here are two answers to the question – deadly serious – provided by two young German women.
October 9, 2018, 10:10 AM EDT
Frank grew up in Westchester, New York.  He attended Catholic schools run by the Christian Brothers.  He is one of four children. At Age 16, the school’s priest chaplain without explanation dismissed Frank from class and directed him to a car that delivered him to the steps of the county courthouse.  After he was ushered into the courtroom, he learned for the first time that his parents were divorcing. 
February 26, 2018, 10:49 AM EST
  Isa “reasonable assault-weapons ban” a moral imperative in our day in view of the increasingly frequent school shootings (not to mention violence in the cities)?
June 2, 2017, 4:21 PM EDT
In view of the Islamic roots of the vast majority of contemporary acts of terrorism, it is reasonable to ask potential Muslim immigrants certain specific questions. 
May 2, 2017, 10:37 AM EDT
Revolutionaries overthrow existing social orders and establish new systems.