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Between the Synods: Testing the Catholicity of our Faith
By Fr. D. Vincent Twomey, SVD
What will be the outcome of the Synod? There are signs both positive and disquieting.
Equal Treatment and the State’s Interest in Marriage
By Patrick Lee
The state is not in the business of promoting and regulating every sexual-romantic relationship; nor should it categorize all child-raising arrangements as marriages
"Sacra Liturgia” Is Coming to New York City in June
By CWR Staff
Dom Alcuin Reid discusses Sacra Liturgia USA 2015, hosted in New York City from June 1-4 and with a keynote address by Cardinal Raymond Burke
Do I Have to Draw You a Picture? The Cartoon Wars Come to America
By William Kilpatrick
Western citizens only respond when Muslim reaction is of a spectacular nature, ignoring the slow and steady erosion of our freedoms that occurs when the wish to be inoffensive becomes paramount.
“Created for Greatness”: The Emerging Catholic Men’s Movement
By Joseph M. Hanneman
Conferences and faith-based groups are helping men know, defend, and live their Catholic faith.
The Destruction of Thought
By James Kalb
Abolishing stable and determinable meanings results in power in the service of desire becoming the source of what must be treated as reality
Six Ways the Catholic Church Is Like an Italian Mamma
By Carrie Gress, Ph.D.
Like mamma’s lap, Holy Mother Church is where truth, solace, guidance, peace and love are found, come what may
1968: The Year of Revolution in American Catholic Education
By CWR Staff
Since the successful coup at CUA in the late Sixties, says Fr. Peter Mitchell, "the theology of dissent against Church teaching has remained normative and prevalent in American Catholic institutions of higher education..."
The New Gnosticism of the Homosexual Movement
By Robert R. Reilly
Success for the homosexual dream requires the obliteration of the real and the removal of those who insist on the existence of reality
A Cromwell in Our Image and Likeness
By Thomas S. Hibbs
In certain respects, the Thomas Cromwell of “Wolf Hall” is akin to the sort of conflicted characters so popular in contemporary cable drama, from “The Sopranos” to “Breaking Bad.”
US House overcomes initial setback to pass 20-week abortion ban
Many Christian and pro-life groups supported the bill's passage, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Culture of Grievance and the Necessity of Gratitude
By James Patrick
For a nation to exist in relative peace there must be a common history, and our most accessible commonality is human nature with its sins and its nobility as its story is told in good books
On Graduations, Universities, and What Is “Practically Useless”
By James V. Schall, S.J.
We need trade, technology, and engineering schools. But universities are for something beyond trade, technology, and engineering.
A Layman Responds to Cardinal Kasper’s Proposal
By Dr. José Durand Mendioroz
An Argentine lawyer and professor of law responds in detail to the arguments and suggestions of Cardinal Walter Kasper.
The Catholic Church’s German Crisis
By George Weigel
One rarely finds, among German churchmen today, a sobered openness, born of the recognition that something has gone terribly wrong and that another approach to evangelization and catechesis must be found
On “Reimaging” Northern Ireland
By James V. Schall, S.J.
A study, written by one of Fr. Schall's former students, of the public art and urban spaces in northern Ireland reveals how secular philosophy and globalization have supplanted tradition and religion
From Lambeth to the Land of Nod
By John S. Hamlon
Catholic teaching on contraception will always be a "sign of contradiction" and it will always point to an inconvenient, counter-cultural truth: more contraception means more divorce and more abortion.
In Ireland, the old is out and the out are in
By Carl E. Olson
Current events are a reminder that there is nothing quite as hellbent—quite literally—as a grave sin unleashed, publicly encouraged, and culturally affirmed
Humanizing War and the Dangers of Drone Warfare
By Dr. R. Jared Staudt
How can new robotic technology help save lives within warfare without overriding humanity’s ability to control and limit the effects of the lethal technology it introduces?
Un Laico y la Propuesta de Kasper
By Dr. José Durand Mendioroz
El punto de vista de un abogado sobre la comunión a los divorciados vueltos a casar.
The Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops - October 2015
By CWR Staff
During last year’s Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, held October 5-19 at
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