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CWR Articles > Back Issue: August 2013
The Injustices of the Surrogacy Industry
By Sister Renée Mirkes
Catholic teaching on surrogacy is receiving reinforcement from current research.
Artfully Battling the Giants of Black Genocide
By Carrie Gress
An interview with Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation
The “Spirit” of the Pope's Return from Rio
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Reminiscent of the immediate post-conciliar era, we are seeing a battle between the “spirit” and the actual words of Francis
The Decline of the Family and the Death of Faith
By Christopher White
An interview with Mary Eberstadt, author of How the West Really Lost God
The Rebirth of the Irish Pro-Life Movement
By Michael Kelly
The legalization of abortion in Ireland has mobilized pro-life activism.
Jim Gaffigan on Fatherhood for the Recovering Narcissist
By Thomas P. Harmon
The comedian’s new book Dad is Fat has a delightfully subversive message on fatherhood and the family.
The Question for Our Age: “Quo Vadis?”
By James Kalb
Where will the present situation lead if our secular authorities continue on their present course?
The Cause for a Modern Prophet
By Michael Coren
Prolific and paradoxical, Gilbert Keith Chesterton was as witty as Wilde, as original as Joyce, and as clever as Kafka
The Messiah We Need, Not the Messiah We Want
By Mark P. Shea
A Jesus who constantly tells you that you are great and Those People are the real trouble is a false one.
Europe’s Cassandra
By Alvino-Mario Fantini
German sociologist Gabriele Kuby discusses conversion, the global sexual revolution, freedom, family, and faith
Do Christians Love Poverty?
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Insisting that the only thing the poor need is bread consigns them to a world without signs of transcendence.
Not Everyone Loves Raymond
By Dr. Edmund J. Mazza
Christians, Jews, and the 750th Anniversary of the Barcelona Disputation
Fighting Pride and Prejudice, Protecting the Right of Conscience
By Carrie Gress
Robert George’s Conscience and Its Enemies is a primer in civics and a guide to addressing the cultural Leviathan.
Jean Daniélou and Humanity's True Vocation
By Carl E. Olson
An interview with Marc C. Nicholas, author of Jean Danielou’s Doxological Humanism
Why Chesterton Will Be a Saint
By Dale Ahlquist
A review of Father Robert Wild’s The Tumbler of God: Chesterton as Mystic
A Little Way with Big Lessons
By Christopher White
A review of Rod Dreher's The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life
Fighting the Homogenous Regime of Dull Diversity
By Jerry Salyer
A review of James Kalb’s new book, Against Inclusiveness: How the Diversity Regime is Flattening America and the West and What to Do About It
US Bishops Push Immigration Reform with Legislators
By John Burger
During the summer slowdown, the USCCB keeps up the pressure on Congress to reform immigration regulations.
The Transgender Culture Wars
By Anne Hendershott
Serious discussion of gender-identity disorder is becoming increasingly politically incorrect. Soon it will disappear altogether.
What the US Can Do to Help Christians in Egypt and Syria
By John Burger
An interview with Robert P. George, new chairman of US International Freedom Commission
Divine Division and Deadly Neutrality
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Knowing that good and evil are not the same is the essence of civilization and stands at the center of human dignity
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