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CWR Articles > Back Issue: January 2012
A Distinguished Past, a Changing Present, an Online Future
By Carl E. Olson
Our new editor introduces himself, and the new online CWR
In the Footsteps of Saints
By Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
A visit to two Chinese Catholic villages
The Truth About Falsely Accused Priests
By CWR Staff
The accused are often presumed guilty until proven innocent, while the media distorts the narrative of child abuse in the US.
On hearing clearly the Church’s teaching
By James V. Schall, S.J.
The Holy Father speaks to US bishops
Two videos of novelist MIchael O'Brien
By CWR Staff
The novelist discusses his newest work, "The Father's Tale", with Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J., and delivers an address on Catholic literature
Becoming Men of Christ
By Jim Graves
Profiles of seven men who have dedicated themselves to challenging other men to grow in faith and holiness.
God’s Ecumenical Co-Pilot
By Michael J. Miller
Cardinal Kurt Koch has been very busy since being named President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in July 2010.
“Just a beginning of new vitality in religious life”
By Ann Carey
A Catholic World Report interview with Mother Clare Millea, ASCJ, about the now completed apostolic visitation of U.S. women religious
“Ireland Stand Up”
By Michael Kelly
96,000 postcards have been sent to Ireland’s prime minister protesting the closing of country’s Embassy to the Holy See.
Defenders of Life and Signs of Hope
By Carl E. Olson
Teresa Tomeo and Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., talk about fighting the culture of death and building a culture of life
Downsizing Planned Parenthood
By Michael J. Miller
The numbers indicate both setbacks in the abortion industry and unprecedented advances by the pro-life movement
Hildegard of Bingen: Voice of the Living Light
By Sandra Miesel
Mysterious, talented, colorful, and enigmatic woman, saint, and mystic. And Doctor?
Culture and Evangelization
By Russell Shaw
The hope borne by a new Catholic subculture comes with challenges
Thriving Catholic Schools
By Jim Graves
Catholic schools have been in decline for fifty years, but there are signs of hope.
The Calm Before the Storm in Philadelphia
By David F. Pierre, Jr.
Also: SNAP Troubles
No Generic God
By James V. Schall, S.J.
We need to trust that God is present in history. We are not calling all the shots.
Twenty-first Century Recusants
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate evokes bitter memories of past persecution.
Two New American Saints, Three Notable Firsts
By Brian O'Neel
Blessed Marianne Cope and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will be canonized in October
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