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CWR Articles > Back Issue: October 2013
Helping Others Fall in Love with God
By Jim Graves
Terry Barber talks about evangelization, the purpose of life, and why many Catholics live as if God doesn't exist.
Sex and the Public Order
By James Kalb
The age of liberation from sexual roles and standards has also been an age of ever greater inequality
The Surprising Spread and Cultural Impact of Transhumanism
By Leslie Fain
The transhumanist movement is affecting our society in ways both subtle and profound.
The Pope's Chat With An Atheist
By James V. Schall, S.J.
The recent "La Repubblica" interview with Francis touches on many topics, not always with clarity or precision
Pope Francis: The Good, the Baffling, and the Unclear
By Carl E. Olson
Recent comments by the Holy Father, especially in interviews, are lacking in three important things
What is a “Tea Party Catholic”?
By CWR Staff
Samuel Gregg discusses Catholic social doctrine and what it has to do with economics, limited government, and religious freedom.
Cardinal Arinze on the Role of the Laity
By CWR Staff
An interview with the former head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Amid EU Criticism, Hungary Remains Resolute
By Alessandra Nucci
The country's constitution and guiding principles are everything the EU has labored to abolish.
The Tides of the Ocean, the Cycles of Faith
By Chilton Williamson, Jr.
Are we at the end? Has Christianity runs its course? Or is this another beginning for those willing to embrace it?
A Luminous Mary
By Gibbons J. Cooney
Alissa Jung overwhelms in the new film “Mary of Nazareth”
The Arts—Agents of Change and Source of Enchantment
By Carl E. Olson
Dana and Ted Gioia discuss literature, music, education, business, culture, and the Catholic Faith.
Toward a More Human State of Economics
By Br. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
Maciej Zięba's book, Papal Economics, offers the right questions (and some good answers) about Catholic social thought
Moderate Muslim Myopia
By William Kilpatrick
Why the Western strategy of enlisting moderate Muslims against radical Muslims isn't going well.
Michael Novak, from Socialism to Conservatism
By Christopher White
A review of Novak’s new memoir, Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative
A Christian Way of Being Present in the Digital World
By Michael J. Miller
A new (and free) e-book compiles messages by Pope Benedict XVI about social communications
A Man of Ideas: The Legacy of Mortimer Adler
By Andrew Svenning
More than a decade after his death, Dr. Adler’s work of bringing philosophy to everyone continues. Max Weismann discusses the mission of the “Philosopher at Large” and his own work at the Center for the Study of the Great Ideas.
CDF Clarification on Divorced and Remarried Catholics
By Michael J. Miller
“God’s mercy does not dispense us from following his commandments or the rules of the Church."
A Diabolical, Nostalgic Plan
By Michael Coren
"Division. We love it, we relish it, we eat and drink it, we splash around in the bath of it."
Liturgical Music Today: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times
By Carl E. Olson
Joseph P. Swain, author of Sacred Treasure: Understanding Catholic Liturgical Music, with straight talk about sacred music.
Modern-Day Hermits: Answering the Call to Solitude, Prayer
By Leslie Fain
While we might think of hermits as relics of the Church’s medieval past, today there are many who devote their lives entirely to solitary prayer.
Roe v. Wade: The History and the Truth
By Christopher White
An interview with Clarke D. Forsythe, author of Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade
In London, the Ordinariate Begins to Bear Fruit
By Joanna Bogle
As former Anglicans accept the invitation of Anglicanorum Coetibus, the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham grows with permanent facilities and thriving communities.
Souls, Saints, and the "Permanent Things"
By James V. Schall, S.J.
We are in danger of losing contact with the dead in our families and in our culture
The Return of Christendom
By James Kalb
Christendom may be gone as a matter of public law, but it’s still here as a substantive reality
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