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CWR Articles > Back Issue: March 2012
The Anti-Catholic “Pontifical Catholic University of Peru”
By Carlos Polo
A former student explains the Vatican’s struggle to restore the Catholic identity of Peru’s most important university
God and Liberal Modernity
By James Kalb
All around us we can see the results of excluding God from our understanding of the world.
Christian Scriptures, Jewish Commentary
By Carl E. Olson
An interview with the co-editors of the Jewish Annotated New Testament.
Only Part of the Story
By David F. Pierre, Jr.
Is the media providing balanced coverage of the Philadelphia clergy abuse cases?
Tough Questions, Timeless Moral Truths
By Jim Graves
Father Brian Mullady on same-sex marriage, contraception, the death penalty, and other pressing moral issues
False Profits
By John B. Buescher
A cautionary history of the Ponzi scheme, and what it tells us about our spiritual impoverishment.
The Party’s Over
By CWR Staff
Mary Eberstadt on men, women, and what the sexual revolution has wrought
Perfecting the Art of Totalitarianism
By Brian O'Neel
Since the mid-20th century, North Korea has become the most fully realized totalitarian regime in history.
The Pope and Mexico’s Spiritual Crisis
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
Pope Benedict XVI prepares for trip to a Mexico torn by violence on the street—and in the womb.
Catholics and Capital Punishment
By Carl E. Olson
A look at the Catholic tradition on this hot-button issue, from the Old Testament to Evangelium Vitae
Church-State Separation and the Obama Mandate
By Paul Kengor
A mistaken understanding of the separation of church and state has shaped the debate over the contraception mandate.
“Healing, Reparation, and Renewal”
By Michael Kelly
The apostolic visitation to Ireland calls for changes in seminaries, religious communities, and the larger Catholic community—and leaves the door open for serious structural changes at the diocesan level.
More Thriving Catholic Schools
By Jim Graves
Amid school closings and escalating tuition costs, these schools remain committed to high-quality Catholic education.
Conflict and Confusion in Cuba
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
Cuban dissidents ask Benedict XVI to take up their cause as papal visit approaches
The Holy Father in Mexico: Friday and Saturday
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Mexico is met with enthusiasm -- and attacks
The Meaning of the Papal Mass in Mexico
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
Sunday’s Mass in Silao was an expression of liturgical reform and a message of hope to millions of Mexican faithful
The Serious Games of Life and Death
By Meryl Amland
Box-office hit The Hunger Games depicts the fight for freedom and dignity in a dystopian future.
A Fresh Look and a New Direction for a Revered Publication
By CWR Staff
Catholic Digest’s new editor, Danielle Bean, discusses the magazine’s new focus, the joys and challenges of being a writer, and the future of print media in an increasingly digital world
Irish Coalition Government Divided Over Abortion
By Michael Kelly
In the wake of the 2010 European Court of Human Rights ruling, Ireland’s government looks to clarify abortion legislation.
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