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CWR Articles > Back Issue: April 2013
Vatican II and the “Bad News” of the Gospel
By Mark Brumley
Ralph Martin’s new book clarifies what the Council actually taught about salvation outside the Church.
Knights for Peace and Sanctification in the Middle East
By William L. Patenaude
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem works to support the people and shrines of the Holy Land.
Pope Francis, SJ
By Michael Severance
Several prominent members of the Society of Jesus reflect on the election of their fellow Jesuit as pope.
The Vampire School
By Anthony Esolen
The Vampire School drains the life out of learning, producing dull workers for the Vampire State.
Revisiting Joseph Smith’s Novel History
By Joseph F. Martin
The underestimation of the divide between Mormonism and mainstream Christianity
Bergoglio and the Ultimate Questions
By James V. Schall, S.J.
A 2003 essay by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio reflects on modern man’s failure to pursue answers to life’s deepest questions
Defending Marriage, and Why It Matters
By Jim Graves
An interview with Ryan T. Anderson, co-author of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense
What Is Social Justice?
By J. J. Ziegler
From Taparelli to John XXIII
What Are Catholics To Do? (Part II)
By James Kalb
In the absence of agreement with the rest of society on human nature and the good life, Catholics must remain a sign of contradiction.
Accommodation and Americanism, Yesterday and Today
By Kevin Schmiesing
Reflections on Russell Shaw’s book, American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America
Hysterical Hatred and the Halls of History
By Michael Coren
Both are plain to see and ever with us, but only one has lessons worth learning.
It's Not a Conspiracy, It's a Culture
By Carl E. Olson
The silence about Kermit Gosnell's trial demonstrates the dominance of the culture of death and moral deafness.
Pope Benedict XVI’s “First Convert”
By Roger Dubin
The story of how a New York Jew wrestled with Christ and became Catholic
When President Obama Honored Father Kapaun
By Roy Wenzl
A moment of grace in a town marked by division and backbiting
A Cardinal on the Subway
By Andrea Tornielli
An excerpt from Francis: Pope of a New World
Benedict XVI and the End of the “Virtual Council”
By Tracey Rowland
Up to the final days of his pontificate, Benedict XVI emphasized the importance of interpreting the Council in continuity with what came before it.
Christianity and Islam: Cooperation or Conflict?
By William Kilpatrick
A review of Robert Spencer's Not Peace But a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam.
Pope Benedict XVI’s Legacy: Faith and Future
By Father Angelo Mary Geiger
Six essential and enduring themes of the pontificate of the Pope Emeritus.
The Catholic Church in Africa: Vibrant, Young, and Resilient
By William L. Patenaude
An interview with Allen Ottaro, national coordinator for MAGiS Kenya
Rethinking Religious Liberty
By Benjamin Wiker
Why religious liberty cannot mean the right to believe whatever we want.
Of Bishops and Bombers
By William Kilpatrick
It is time for Catholic leaders to update their thinking on Islam.
The Death of China’s Most Famous & Powerful Bishop
By Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
The enigmatic Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian, SJ of Shanghai described himself as “both a serpent and a dove.”
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