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CWR Articles > Back Issue: March 2009
Pouncing on a Papal Blunder
By George Neumayr
The opportunistic criticism of Pope Benedict over the SSPX controversy.
Obama and the Alternative Magisterium
By Anne Hendershott
How Catholic colleges and universities played a role in electing him, despite the Pope’s message to them about fidelity to Church teaching last year.
Healing Rifts, Old and New
By Philip F. Lawler
By lifting the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops, Pope Benedict intended to resolve a painful split within the Catholic Church. But outrageous public statements by one of those bishops created new problems for the Vatican.
The Dirty Dozen
By J. J. Ziegler
A look at the state department’s list of the worst violators of religious freedom.
Payback for Proposition 8
By Kathy Shaidle
Blacks, Mormons, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco suffer backlash from gay-rights activists.
Awaiting the Rupture
By Jeremy Lott
Author Richard Dooling on his latest book.
To Be a Christian In Cuba
By Daniel Allott
It remains difficult, but the Church perseveres.
“When Can We Return to Our Village?”
By Anto Akkara
Christians persecuted by Hindu mobs remain afraid and displaced.
Old Reflexes
By Michael Kelly
The Irish Church reels from a report of shoddy oversight in abuse cases that happened not long ago but recently.
A Unique Spiritual Sanctuary
By John Burger
The Sisters of Life run a retreat center in Connecticut dedicated to the Culture of Life.
A Preamble to “Hope”
By Michael J. Miller
The concept, if defined falsely, disables civic virtues.
An Exile No More
By David Paul Deavel
A look at the life and final book of Richard John Neuhaus, 1936-2009.
The March of History
By Diogenes
As with many other liberal causes, the argument in favor of legal recognition for same-sex marriage is often based on the assumption that since change is bound to come sooner or later, we might as well make the change now.
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