Kathleen Sprows Cummings is director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, professor of American studies and history at the University of Notre Dame and author of A Saint of Our Own: How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American.

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I'm pro-life. Here's why I don't attend the March for Life.

My growing feminism and life as a mother pushed me from anti-abortion activism. But it was the clergy sex abuse scandal that soured me on any characterization of abortion as the pre-eminent moral issue of our time.


A saint for our times: This man would be a relevant, revolutionary choice

Commentary: Should Michael McGivney, a humble parish priest, become the first native-born Irish American male saint? Maybe. But U.S. Catholics might be more inclined to rally behind another St. Mychal.