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CWR Articles > Back Issue: June 2013
The Idea of a Catholic Society
By James Kalb
What would it mean for society and its institutions, including government, to become Catholic?
A Sure Guide to St. Augustine’s Thought and Theology
By Dr. Jared Ortiz
A review of Matthew Levering’s new book, The Theology of Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works
Arguing Well by Avoiding the Genetic Fallacy
By Mark P. Shea
Fixating on who uttered an idea or argument can distract us from whether or not it is true or false.
The Christian Filmmaker and Bringing Faith to the Big Screen
By Jim Graves
Dean Wright, director of For Greater Glory, discusses being a Christian in Hollywood and his new project, Kingdom Come.
Dawson’s Christendom and the Catholic Intellectual Life
By Bradley J. Birzer
Although largely ignored in its day, Christopher Dawson’s Christendom trilogy is the masterwork of one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers.
Boy Scouts, “Bigotry” and the Catholic Culture Wars
By Anne Hendershott
The progressive group Catholic United tries to smear a priest who cuts ties with the BSA
What’s Love Got To Do With it? Lessons in Love from William Shakespeare
By Joseph Pearce
The sobering lesson of Romeo and Juliet falls today on deaf modern ears
Fighting the Culture of Death, One Katie At a Time
By Michael Coren
As Belgium and other countries embrace euthanasia for children, Catholics must stand up for the most vulnerable among us.
China’s Modern Martyrs: From Mao to Now
By Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
The untold story of the Communist destruction of the Our Lady of Consolation Trappist Abbey at Yangjiaping in 1947
Pacem in Terris at 50
By J. J. Ziegler
Written in the midst of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War, John XXIII’s landmark encyclical contains important messages for our world today.
Ecumenism and Canon Law
By R. Michael Dunnigan
Thoughts on Cardinal DiNardo's recent decision to allow the Methodist ordination of a woman in the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston
When the State Replaces God
By CWR Staff
An interview with Benjamin Wiker, the author of Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion
Lessons of the Past
By William Kilpatrick
A review of Andrew Bieszad’s Lions of the Faith: Saints, Blessed, and Heroes of the Catholic Faith in the Struggle with Islam
The Most Popular Moral Heresy in the World
By Mark P. Shea
Consequentialism and why we can’t do evil so that good may come of it.
Pius XII: Hated or Revered by the Third Reich?
By Alberto Carosa
An interview with historian Pier Luigi Guiducci about his new book on the war-time pope.
A “Laboratory of Ecumenism”: Cardinal Koch Visits Ukraine
By Michael J. Miller
Ecumenical trip marked by candor and optimism
American Anti-Catholicism and the Confessional
By John B. Buescher
A brief history of the anti-Catholic rhetoric deployed in the US against the sacrament of Confession.
The Human Family and the Family of God
By James V. Schall, S.J.
The recent audiences by Pope Francis emphasize the intimate, familial nature of the Church
What Price Marriage?
By John S. Hamlon
A Review of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense
Man and Arbiter
By Thomas M. Doran
Human beings are notoriously fallible. Making even the wisest among us an arbiter of moral questions is risky business.
Jesus, Marriage, and Homosexuality
By Dr. Leroy Huizenga
The early Christians, following the lead of Jesus, doubled down on traditional Jewish sexual morality.
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