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CWR Articles > Back Issue: October 2012
Has Democracy Died?
By Carl E. Olson
The author of After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy explains why he believes democracy is misunderstood, over-hyped, and underwhelming.
The Lasting Legacy of Cardinal Daniélou
By Brian Van Hove, S.J.
Reviled by his progressive contemporaries, Jean Daniélou accurately diagnosed many of the problems that continue to trouble the Church today.
The Struggles and Unexpected Blessings of Special-Needs Kids
By Jim Graves
Families of children with special needs find solace and support in their Catholic faith.
Music to Die For
By Benjamin Wiker
The Mass cries out for music that enmeshes us in the great drama of salvation, even in the midst of our ordinary lives.
Christopher Columbus, the Crusades, and the End of the World
By Vincent Ryan
A review of Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem.
The Tale of Two Religions
By Michael Coren
The West abuses Catholicism but remains too intimidated to stand firm against Islamic extremism.
US Bishops Must Master the Sound Bite
By David F. Pierre, Jr.
Going on the media offensive and strengthening public relations will protect children and educate the public.
The Scandal of Faith
By Carl E. Olson
The Year of Faith and the 50th anniversary of Vatican II are occasion for self-examination and bold proclamation.
History’s View of Vatican II
By Michael J. Miller
The who, what, where, when, and why of the Council
No New or Different Church
By James V. Schall, S.J.
The Second Vatican Council did not present or advocate a “new” Church or a “hermeneutic of rupture”.
The Church and Social Programs
By James Kalb
Christians in the US are not under hard totalitarianism, but we are in the midst of a struggle for the soul of our country.
Commemorating Summorum Pontificum in the Eternal City
By Alberto Carosa
In November, traditional Catholics will gather in Rome for the Year of Faith and Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
G.K. Chesterton, the Complete Thinker
By CWR Staff
The author of The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G.K. Chesterton discusses relativism, good thinking, bad thinking, global economics, and more.
The Return to Rome, Five Years Later
By Jim Graves
Former sedevacantist nuns reflect on their joyful return to the Church and on their lives in a thriving new religious community.
Pope John Paul II and the Christ-centered Anthropology of Gaudium et Spes
By Douglas Bushman
The late pontiff consistently summarized Gaudium et Spes in terms of the dynamism of its Christological anthropology.
The Beginning of the End of the Abortion Industry?
By Tim Drake
Over the past five years, growing numbers of US abortion workers have left the industry.
Loopers, Life, and Love
By Carl E. Olson
The movie “Looper” has time traveling and assassins, but also philosophical and moral depth.
Constantine’s Gift to Christianity
By Benjamin Wiker
On the anniversary of Constantine’s conversion, we should consider why the West seems to be converting back to paganism.
Religious Freedom: A View From Across the Pond
By Joanna Bogle
Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom is just as timely today as it was fifty years ago.
Irish Priestly Vocations in Worrying Decline
By Michael Kelly
Number of priests projected to shrink by 75 percent in the next 30 years.
A Scripture Primer for a Skeptical Age
By Thomas P. Harmon
John Bergsma’s new introduction to the Bible is concise and accessible, with a humorous touch.
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