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The Killer and the Saint: Pranzini and Thérèse
By K. V. Turley
The sensational story of the murderous Pranzini would inspire the young saint to adopt her “first sinner.”
Theosis and Eros, Celibacy and Marriage
By Carl E. Olson
"The cross to me is everything," explains Dr. Adam G. Cooper in remarking on his two recent books, "It's the defining centre of God and human history."
Four Suggestions For Those Following the Synod
By Bill Maguire
The central task of the Synod on the Family is to evangelize and proclaim the truth and beauty of her teachings concerning the human person, human sexuality, marriage, and family.
Non-Negotiables in a Relativistic, Media-Driven Age
By CWR Staff
Veteran journalist Sheila Liaugminas' new book tackles the roots and meaning of hot button issues from abortion to social justice
Old Liberals, Young Liberals, and the Breakdown of the Family
By James Hitchcock
Why and how the rejection of "Humanae Vitae" made all the difference among Catholics
Cardinal Burke: Christ’s truth is at the heart of marriage
By Vatican Radio
“It is only in the family that the true sense of who we are as man and woman is taught effectively both by the example of the father and mother.”
Moderate Muslims and Cafeteria Catholics
By William Kilpatrick
The notion that Islam is a religion of peace is becoming less credible by the day
Catholic Medical Professionals Urged to Evangelize Culture with Courage
By Mary Jo Anderson
The Catholic Medical Association’s annual conference offered encouragement and fellowship for medical professionals in an often-hostile field.
Cardinal Burke: Synod's mid-term report "lacks a solid foundation in the Sacred Scriptures and the Magisterium"
By CWR Staff
The Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura says that a statement from Pope Francis "is long overdue"
An Extraordinary Synod—In More Ways Than One
By Fr. D. Vincent Twomey, SVD
There is nothing very courageous about offering "pastoral" recommendations that fail to challenge a world that still bears the scars of the sexual revolution of the 1960s
John Paul II, Women, and the Catholic Contemplative Tradition
By Christopher S. Morrissey
Brooke Williams Deely’s comprehensive collection John Paul II Speaks on Women documents the revolutionary contribution of Karol Wojtyla’s pontificate to understanding the role of women in the Church and in the world.
The Tyranny of “Mercy”
By Michael Matheson Miller
How Cardinal Kasper’s pastoralism would harm women and children
Development of Doctrine or Change in Teaching?
By Eduardo Echeverria
Can Church doctrine change over time? Could so-called “same-sex unions” one day be seen as a legitimate development of the Church’s teaching on marriage?
The Synod and the Media: Culpable Naïveté or Shrewd Calculation?
By Russell Shaw
The disastrous mid-term relatio seeded confusion, conflict, and lingering bitterness at every level of the Church. But the synod itself was only Act One.
John Paul II's Vision of Family and Marriage for the New Evangelization
By Rolando Moreno
The family is an active and vital agent in establishing a civilization of love and the renewal of Christian culture.
The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, October 5-19
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