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CWR Articles > Back Issue: March 2014
Christians in Ukraine: Ecumenism in the Trenches
By Fr. Cyril Hovorun
The conflict between the state and the society in Ukraine has led to a significant, and positive, shift in perspective among Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants
Living Lent in the Fast Lane
By Mark P. Shea
Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving remain the basic pillars of our Lenten practice for a very good reason
His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk speaks truth to secular powers
By Michael J. Miller
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is giving witness similar to that of Blessed John Paul II
Holy Fathers, Holy Faces
By James Day
Finding the face of God in the witness of recent popes and of an earthly father
In rare interview, Benedict XVI recalls life of John Paul II
By CNA
The Pope Emeritus talks about meeting Cardinal Wojtyla, liberation theology, Marxism, and the courage and sanctity of Bl. John Paul II
The Music of Glass Hammer: An Appreciation
By Bradley J. Birzer
Tolkien, Lewis, fantasy, keyboards, “big” music, and the Incarnation have shaped the musical vision of this American progressive rock group
Rebuilding Catholic Society
By James Kalb
The single most important practical goal of the Church is for Christians to thrive as Christians
Ven. Alvaro del Portillo, Faithful Steward and Spiritual Father
By Rev. Juan R. Vélez
Today marks the centenary of the birth of St. Josemaría Escriva’s devoted successor, who is slated for beatification later this year.
The Empty, Boring Atheism of Richard Dawkins
By Michael Coren
The British biologist has a flair for gaining attention, but little stomach for actual debate
The Media’s Fictional Francis
By John Paul Shimek
In the year since his election to the papacy, Pope Francis has received many accolades and honors. But will this acclaim further his efforts in the New Evangelization, or hinder them?
The Fragile Promise of the Pan-Orthodox Council
By Fr. Cyril Hovorun
The announced 2016 council of Eastern Orthodox Churches is historical, but expectations should be modest
The Sound of Music: The Last Drop of Golden Sun
By Patrick Coffin
“Only grown-up men are scared of women.”
Conflict and Unity: The Paradox of Catholic Vietnam
By Sr. Maria Thuan Nguyen
Charles Keith's recent book on Catholicism in Vietnam offers many important insights while pointing the way for further studies
How to Sell Death
By John Burger
Compassion & Choices engages in “war of words” with Connecticut opponents of assisted suicide.
Catholic Social Teaching, Work, and a Jobless Recovery
By Father George E. Schultze, SJ
Catholic social doctrine supports both justice for workers and the promotion of marriage and the family; they are not separate concerns.
Who Is Pope Francis to Judge Not?
By Leroy Huizenga
The modern world cannot comprehend mercy because it cannot comprehend sin.
Justice and Fresh Water
By William L. Patenaude
The issues surrounding clean water and its availability have their place in the New Evangelization and in the advancement of Benedict XVI’s “human ecology.”
Why College?
By James V. Schall, S.J.
There are many reasons given for higher education, but how many of them take seriously ultimate questions and the permanent things?
“Our schools exist to evangelize”
By Jim Graves
The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia emphasize love of Christ and truth, personal holiness, and academic excellence
China’s Modern Martyrs: From Mao to Now (Part 3)
By Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
The Maoist era marks one of the darkest hours of the Church’s history in China, and Chinese Catholics are begging to let the world know about the sacrifices of holy men and women to retain their faith.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Filling in the Intellectual Gaps
By Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ
The narrative of a supposed antagonism between the Church and science often relies on errors of omission.
Symbolon: Teaching for Conversion
By CWR Staff
A new catechetical program from the Augustine Institute provides a comprehensive, orthodox, systematic presentation of the faith, while also highlighting the beautiful, organic unity of the faith
Noah: A Theological Reflection
By Steven D. Greydanus
Darren Aronofsky’s controversial film is sometimes divisive and divided, but is also deeply serious about Scripture and essential questions
Crisis and Need in the Central African Republic
By Allen Ottaro
An interview with Father Paterne Mombe, SJ, coordinator of the African Jesuit AIDS Network, about the situation in the troubled African country.
His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk: “Educate Christians for honest politics”
By Michael J. Miller
The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church speaks frankly about Russia, Ukraine, and the role of the Church in a time of crisis
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