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CWR Articles > Current Issue: November 2014
Jesuit Philosopher Works to Demonstrate Compatibility of Faith and Science
By Jim Graves
An interview with Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, president of the Magis Center, about faith, reason, atheism, and Stephen Hawking's "hogwash"
Is Pope Francis an Evangelical, Charismatic Catholic?
By Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Experts in Evangelical Christianity and the Charismatic Movement discuss the roots and focus of the Holy Father's ecumenical dialogue and interaction
The Recovery of Human Nature
By James Kalb
A basic reason people today don’t accept nature as a guide is that they see it as essentially mindless
Helen Hull Hitchcock: A Light in the Darkness
By Sherry Tyree
I met the founder of Women for Faith & Family thirty years ago, and my life was changed forever
The Catholic Difference
By James V. Schall, S.J.
We just happen to be Catholics, right? Does it make any difference what we are? Does being Catholic really, ultimately, mean much of anything?
Russia and Ukraine: A Violent Past, A Cloudy Future
By Dorothy Cummings McLean
An interview with Rev. Dr. Athanasius D. McVay, historian of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
Ezekiel in Iowa
By Br. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.
The tone of Marilynne Robinson’s new novel, Lila, is a haunting mixture of elegy and praise, as the old life dies and a new one comes to birth
Light for the Nations: Themes of "Lumen gentium", Fifty Years Later
By Douglas Bushman
A retrospective on Vatican II's "Dogmatic Constitution on the Church" ought to place the primacy on the Church as end, and particularly on holiness
The Roots of Catholicism: Pagan or Jewish?
By Mark P. Shea
As we near Advent and Christmas, the tired claim that Christianity is warmed-over paganism will be trotted out yet again.
Will Progressive Catholics Finally Admit the Truth about Obamacare?
By Anne Hendershott
Catholics were repeatedly assured that the Affordable Care Act would not pay for abortion. That falsehood has now been exposed many times over.
Christian Unity Cannot Be Built on Lies
By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
The Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev not only misrepresents Catholic practice and history, he also misrepresents Orthodox practice and history
The Bishops' Priorities, the Media's "Agenda", and the "Francis Effect"
By CWR Staff
Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, the newly elected Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Communications, discusses the recent General Assembly, the Pope, media spin, and mission vs. maintenance.
Vatican's colloquium on marriage focuses on universal right, complementarity, anthropology, and strategy
By Michael Severance
The just concluded Humanum conference featured addresses from Pope Francis and the former Chief Rabbi of the UK, and was attended by 350 interreligious leaders.
What Newman Would Have Made of Vatican II
By Edward Short
Father Ian Ker’s Newman on Vatican II is thoroughly researched and masterfully written.
Four Popes, The Synod, and The Future
By John Paul Shimek
An interview with Italian theologian and journalist, Andrea Gagliarducci, about Francis, Benedict XVI, St. John Paul II, and Paul VI
The Time for Complacent Catholicism is Over
By Fr. Martin R. Tripole, SJ
A reflection on faithful fortitude and a call to Catholic courage
Catholic Rural Life
By William L. Patenaude
“A large and busy family unified by working together on a family farm," says Bishop Paul D. Etienne of Cheyenne, Wyoming, "is a good worth promoting and protecting."
Scholars: No, Benedict XVI doesn’t support Kasper in synod debates
By CNA
A new volume of Ratzinger’s collected works includes a revised essay on the reception of Communion by the divorced and remarried.
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