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CWR Articles > Back Issue: May 2012
The Ryan Lecture
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Solidarity, envy, and the dangers of a society that sees itself divided between rich and poor
What’s Next for Faith and Freedom in Cuba?
By Jordan Allott
Cuban opposition leaders struggle to remain hopeful despite disappointment in the wake of Pope Benedict’s visit.
The Angry, Lazy Bigotry of Maureen Dowd
By Carl E. Olson
The New York Times columnist has passed caricature and is heading for complete farce
Remembering St. Josemaria Escriva
By Jim Graves
As the 20th anniversary of Escriva's beatification approaches, a former colleague discusses the life and legacy of the Opus Dei founder.
Liberalism, Catholicism, and the Good
By James Kalb
Our political problems today result from confusion about the nature of man and the good.
St. Bonaventure, Benedict XVI, and the New Evangelization
By William L. Patenaude
For Benedict XVI, evangelization is what takes place when revelation slips through history.
The Decline of Decadence
By Christopher S. Morrissey
A review of Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress, a film depicting the search to be rescued from the rampant boorishness of contemporary culture.
How Fair are Anonymous Accusations Against Priests?
By David F. Pierre, Jr.
Media reports often presume accused priests are guilty until proven innocent, doing irreparable damage to the lives of the wrongly accused.
The “All” and the “Many”
By James V. Schall, S.J.
At stake are correct understandings of salvation, divine revelation, and liturgy
Is This Cardinal Brady’s Last Stand?
By Michael Kelly
Amid calls for his resignation, Brady apologizes to victims after new revelations concerning serial abuser Father Brendan Smyth.
The SSPX and the Electronic Grapevine
By Michael J. Miller
Document leaks fuel speculation about schism within the SSPX on the eve of major CDF meeting.
On Georgetown and the Essential Unity of All Knowledge
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Freedoms are being restricted with the aid of Catholics who have denied, in practice, any real connection between reason and revelation.
Not Nearly Blue Enough and Nothing Like Jazz
By Thomas S. Hibbs
The dilemmas of the contemporary Christian filmmaker
Unintended Problems, Unintended Blessings
By David Paul Deavel
Brad S. Gregory's The Unintended Reformation traces the lineage from the Reformation to today's relativistic "Kingdom of Whatever"
Gay Marriage—Nothing New Under the Sun
By Benjamin Wiker
Gay marriage and homosexuality were part of the moral landscape faced by the first Christians in Ancient Rome.
Catholic Education and Life Down Under
By CWR Staff
An interview with Tracey Rowland, Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne, Australia.
Bad Religion, Bad Results
By Christopher White
Ross Douthat's book, Bad Religion, sets out to explain "how we became a nation of heretics".
The Serious Lessons of Super Heroes
By Meryl Amland
The Avengers has plenty of action and special effects, but hinges on the meaning of goodness and freedom.
The Contraception Contradiction
By Daniel Allott
Growing evidence suggests that the “more contraceptives, fewer abortions” theory is flawed.
“Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here”
By Brian O'Neel
Hellish conditions in North Korea’s prison camps enable the Kim dynasty to maintain its stranglehold on the impoverished country.
When the Catholic Faith Was Outlawed
By Jim Graves
For Greater Glory offers a compelling depiction of a dark period of Mexican history.
Merry England Fights Over Gay Marriage
By Greg Daly
Prime Minister David Cameron and other government leaders push for same-sex marriage, but most Brits are wary.
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