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CWR Articles > Current Issue: November 2015
Saint Peter Damian, “Gomorrah”, and Today's Moral Crisis
By CWR Staff
An interview with Matthew Cullinan Hoffman about his new translation of a treatise against sodomy, pederasty, and clerical corruption penned nearly a thousand years ago by a great reformer and Doctor of the Church
More Thoughts About Immigration—and Some Suggestions
By James Kalb
As in sexual matters, we’ve undergone a revolution in respectable opinion that professes to benefit the marginalized while in fact entrenching the rich, powerful, and credentialed
Bouyer's journey from Lutheran pastor to Ressourcement theologian
By Dr. Christopher Shannon
A new English translation of the Memoirs of Fr. Louis Bouyer offers keen insights into the Church, the Second Vatican Council, and the intellectual landscape of the past century
Bishop Andari on plight of persecuted Christian families in the Middle East
By Mary Jo Anderson
An interview with the Titular Bishop of Tarsus of the Maronites, Antoine Nabil Andari, about the dire situations in Syria, Lebonan, and other countries in the Middle East
René Girard's Genius and Generosity
By Gil Bailie
A longtime friend and student of the renowned critic and philosopher recalls how Girard emphasized the necessity of aspiring to personal sanctity
Catholicism, Evolution, and Divine Revelation: A Second Look
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Fr. Michael Chaberek's carefully researched and argued book Catholicism and Evolution examines how the magisterium of the Catholic Church has dealt with Darwin and the subsequent theories of evolution
Marriage and the Matthean Jesus: A First Response to John Martens
By Dr. Leroy Huizenga
Jesus’ teaching is grace, not legalism: lifelong marriage is possible because husbands and wives live it in Jesus’ power, not their own.
The "Spectre" of Stereotypes
By Lauren Enk Mann
The new James Bond film, in seeking to tie together 007's past by taking careful account of every death that shaped him, fails to measure up to the creative promise of some of its predecessors
Why is Amnesty International Defending the Executioners?
By Benjamin J. Vail
The organization has charged headlong into the culture wars and now uncritically champions the most destructive elements of the unending Sexual Revolution, especially abortion and gender ideology
Vatican II and Religious Freedom: Rupture or Authentic Development?
By Carl E. Olson
The authors of a new book on “Dignitatis Humanae” argue that the Declaration grounds the right to religious freedom in the obligation to seek the truth, especially the truth about God
Modern Politics and the Death of Moral Consensus
By Russell Shaw
In the end it takes something more systematic and stable than personal charisma to sustain policy agreement on the level of society.
Pope Francis and the Changing Times
By James V. Schall, S.J.
The central question is this: just what “dogmatic” issues are being upheld and what ones are customs that can be changed?
Pope Francis: Paris terrorist attacks are part of "piecemeal WWIII"
At least 128 people are confirmed dead and more than 180 wounded in terrorist attacks which targeted bars, restaurants, a concert hall, and a football stadium in the heart of Paris yesterday
Making the Case for Catholic Education
By Christopher S. Morrissey
Modern approaches to education find their inspiration in Rousseau, while classical approaches find their support in Aristotle. Ryan Topping advocates the latter approach.
ISIS at the Doors: Erasing the Memory of a Christian Europe
By Diogo Miguel Machado
By indulging our fetish for spiritual and cultural forgetfulness, we have permitted the coming-to-be of a hell on earth under the reign of ISIS.
The Lesson of Paris
By William Kilpatrick
These attacks had all the inevitability of a Greek tragedy.
Apostolic Nuncio: Direction of Catholic schools "must always be set by Christ and his Church"
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States, made his remarks to U.S. bishops at their fall general assembly in Baltimore
Who Will Reform Islam?
By William Kilpatrick
There are genuine moderate Muslim organizations in the United States, but they are mostly ignored by our government and by the media
Revised Voting Guide Spurs Scrutiny, Debate at Bishops’ Meeting
Revisions to bishops’ “Faithful Citizenship” document prompt discussion of Church social teaching and Pope Francis’ agenda.
Cardinal Sarah: "God is disappearing from one is interested in God"
The African cardinal's new book addresses gender ideology, the definition of marriage, the mission of the Church, the joy of the Gospel and loss of faith
France’s Catholic Revolution
By Dr. Samuel Gregg
While Mass-attendance rates have steeply declined over the last 30 years, today France is witnessing the rise of an increasingly self-confident—and dynamically orthodox—Catholicism.
Africa prepares to welcome Pope Francis
By Allen Ottaro
Peace, poverty, and the environment will be the themes at the forefront of the Pope’s six-day trip to three African countries, Nov. 25-30.
The Catholic Origins of Thanksgiving
By Dale Ahlquist
Myths about the pilgrims and religious freedom have obscured some surprising truths about this great American holiday.
Fr. Spitzer's Brilliant Examination of the Whole of Reality
By James V. Schall, S.J.
We have, with the publication of Fr. Robert Spitzer's quartet of books on "Happiness, Suffering, and Transcendence”, a major event in Catholic intellectual history, indeed in the history of philosophy.
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