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CWR Articles > Current Issue: February 2016
Who are the Real Anti-Semites?
By William Kilpatrick
It’s odd how when a Muslim mob attacks a landmark cathedral in Europe and assaults women outside the cathedral, that somehow means that it’s time to issue warnings about the new nationalists
Have we blurred the boundaries between the ordained and the laity?
By Anne Hendershott
Originally embraced as a way to offset priest shortages, pastoral associate programs can sometimes be used to push other agendas.
Behind the Scenes at Vatican II
By Peter M.J. Stravinskas
The first volume of Henri de Lubac's "Vatican Council Notebooks" (Ignatius Press, 2015) is filled with detailed and often surprising accounts of conversations, disputes, and key figures at the Council
What Should We Do About Natural Law?
By James Kalb
Our governing institutions and the public at large have staked their authority and actions on the rejection of natural law in favor of preference satisfaction. So what can be done?
Bridges of San Luis Rey: Early sacred music from Latin America
By R.J. Stove
The sacred music of Latin America in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries has only recently been discovered by recording labels. The results are always striking and frequently marvelous.
O Christ, Where Are Thou?
By Lauren Enk Mann
The Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" is a witty and endearing romp through the Golden Age of Hollywood, but also the story of a man who is serious about his faith.
The Islamization of America? Contemplating the Unthinkable
By William Kilpatrick
Terrorist groups and lone wolves might make life very uncomfortable for us, but the thought of America turning into an Islamic society is difficult to entertain. But is it really so far fetched?
Why We Need Lent
By Fr. George William Rutler
Lent is a small familiarity with the inexhaustible drama of redemption in which eternity transfigures mortality.
Silence in the Liturgy
By Cardinal Robert Sarah
It is important to recall that silence is a necessary condition for deep, contemplative prayer, and an important component of the liturgy.
Four reasons why Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kirill
By Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA
A meeting between a pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch has been an ecumenical goal for decades.
Songs In the Key of Eternal Life
By Carl E. Olson
Singer, pianist, and songwriter Audrey Assad reflects on the making and music of her new album, "Inheritance".
Seven Thoughts on the "Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill"
By Carl E. Olson
The historic text is largely and thankfully free of boilerplate language and is remarkably lean and focused, while skirting the delicate matters of Ukraine and Eastern Catholics.
Francis and Kirill: Who Played Whom?
By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
Five details from yesterday's historical meeting suggest that while the Russian Patriarch may have thought he was first violin, the Jesuit Pope was conducting the orchestra.
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