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CWR Articles > Back Issue: September 2013
The Church and the Syrian Refugees
By William L. Patenaude
“We don’t help people because they are Catholic ... We help people because we are Catholic.”
Homosexuality, Identity, and the Grace of Chastity
By Carrie Gress
Courage’s Fr. Paul Check on why chastity is an essential virtue for those with same-sex attraction—and for all Christians.
The Islamist Spring and the West’s Decline
By Alvino-Mario Fantini
An interview with Robert R. Reilly
The Church and the Experts
By James Kalb
Catholics cannot fight something with nothing, so devotion and integrity must come before engagement
From Skinhead Bulldog to Catholic Man of Letters
By Carrie Gress
Joseph Pearce’s autobiography reveals his violent past and grace-filled conversion.
Catholic Funerals and the True Perspective of Faith
By William L. Patenaude
Liturgical abuses during funeral Masses have the potential to obscure important realities of the Faith.
Christianity, Islam, and a Deadly Double-Standard
By Michael Coren
Objective truth about Islam is forbidden, gutter opinion about Catholics is perfectly fine
Church Fathers and Church Music
By Christopher B. Warner
The Fathers of the Church can help us refine our liturgical worship after 50 years of subjection to sentimental pop music.
China's Modern Martyrs: From Mao to Now (Part 2)
By Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
The little-known story of the murder of 33 Trappist monks by Chinese Communists in 1947
Pope Francis and the Missionary Spirit
By James V. Schall, S.J.
We are called to preach and proclaim the Gospel “courageously and in every situation.”
Catholics, the Environment, and a “Culture of Waste”
By J. J. Ziegler
Recent popes have highlighted the necessity of caring for the environment—but how does what they say differ from secular environmentalism?
Homeschooling: Under Fire at Home and Abroad
By Anne Hendershott
The Romeike asylum case suggests the anti-homeschooling mindset already present elsewhere in the world may soon spread to the US.
New Pope, Good Interview, Old Story
By Carl E. Olson
Secular journalists and progressive Catholics try to make hay to feed their obsessions
Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord, All Ye Sisters
By Christopher S. Morrissey
A chart-topping album from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist serves up beauty so we may open our hearts to God.
Faith According to Pope Francis
By Msgr. Daniel B. Gallagher
It’s not a banana smoothie, but a transforming encounter with Jesus Christ, here and now
Shedding Light on Misunderstood Knights
By Vincent Ryan
Two new books about the Templars and the Hospitallers separate historical fact from popular fiction
Al Kresta: Missionary Looking Inward, Then Outward
By John Burger
Outlining today’s "Dangers to the Faith", author and radio host urges Church renewal and rebuilding
Pope Francis, Catechist in Action
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Thoughts on the Holy Father's recent address about "one of the most beautiful educational adventures"
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