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CWR Articles > Back Issue: June 2012
Lady Gaga Gets the Indonesian Boot
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
Asians are sending a message to America. Are we listening?
The Story, Martyrs, and Lessons of the Cristero War
By CWR Staff
An interview with Ruben Quezada about the Cristiada and the bloody Cristero War (1926-29)
“Be a Straight Shooter in the Midst of This Crooked Generation”
By Carl E. Olson
True faith is not superstition, but supernatural. It is not a projection of our desires, but a possession of God’s promises.
Defending and Defining Words of Wisdom
By Carl E. Olson
John W. Carlson’s new philosophical dictionary is an impressive and valuable work of scholarship inspired by love of wisdom, St. Thomas, and Bl. John Paul II.
Continuing Double Standards
By David F. Pierre, Jr.
Major media outlets continue to turn a blind eye to the abuse of children in public schools, while rehashing decades-old accusations against the Church.
Putting the Vatileaks Affair in Perspective
By Alan L. Anderson
The media’s furor over the leaks says more about their ignorance than about the Church itself.
The HHS Mandate and Wily Providence
By Benjamin Wiker
With contraception, the Obama administration thought it had found a chink in the American Church's moral armor. It was wrong.
“The Biggest Distortion of All”
By Ann Carey
Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo responds to distortions about the CDF assessment of the LCWR.
It’s Time to Remember What Men Have Forgotten
By Carl E. Olson
Three basic truths we must remember if we are to remain free
The Boss’ Uneven But Powerful Wrecking Ball
By Mark Sullivan
Bruce Springsteen’s newest album is sometimes glorious, sometimes gloomy, and occasionally glib.
What To Do About GU?
By R. Michael Dunnigan
Some are ready to declare a canonical action against Georgetown “dead on arrival.” They shouldn’t be.
In the Middle of the Journey
By James Kalb
Catholics need to oppose the movement toward a society that prizes above all else security, efficiency, and the ever-more-demanding liberal version of human rights.
Twelve Churches Not to Miss When You Visit California
By Jim Graves
Many beautiful, historic churches reflect the Golden State’s rich Catholic heritage.
Preparing for a Fortnight for Freedom: A Short History Lesson
By Benjamin Wiker
The HHS mandate is one more momentous step in the repaganization of the West.
The Orthodoxy of Catholic Ecology
By William L. Patenaude
Christianity challenges the world with the unique dignity of not just the human person, but all of creation.
A Poet Reflects on Our Times
By Ann Applegarth
Dana Gioia’s new collection of poetry is a finely crafted consideration of the true and the beautiful.
Submerged in the Ocean
By David Paul Deavel
The challenges in Catholic conversion don’t end at the Church’s door.
Myth-Busting the Mandate Debate
By Sister Renée Mirkes
From the “War on Women” to “a Catholics-only fight”—coverage of the HHS controversy is rife with distortions and misinformation.
A Beginner’s Guide to the Music of St. Hildegard of Bingen
By Christopher S. Morrissey
A playlist of beautiful compositions by the soon-to-be Doctor of the Church.
Catholic University of Croatia Makes Its Public Debut
By Matthew A. Rarey
Holy Father calls Croatia’s first Catholic university a “sign of hope.”
Raised Under the GLBT Umbrella
By Jim Graves
Dawn Stefanowicz grew up in a home where the sexual desires of adults were put ahead of her needs and well-being. Today she fights for traditional marriage and a child’s right to a mother and father.
The Voices of 20th-Century Chinese Martyrs
By Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
The stories of those Catholics persecuted under Mao are powerful, if often suppressed, evidence of the faith of the Chinese people.
“We didn’t pick the time, nor did we pick the fight”
By Carl E. Olson
An exclusive interview with Archbishop Naumann about the HHS mandate, the Ryan budget, and what the Supreme Court ruling means for the religious freedom fight.
Being Reasonable About Faith and Science
By William L. Patenaude
The recent “Modern Science/Ancient Faith” conference explored the oft-misunderstood relationship between science and Catholicism
10 Things You Should Know About the American Founding
By Bradley J. Birzer
On this Fourth of July, 236 years after Congress declared independence from the British Empire through the Declaration of Independence, it’s well worth reminding ourselves of a number of things about the Founding era.
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