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CWR Articles > Current Issue: August 2014
Deep Black Noir: “Double Indemnity”
By Patrick Coffin
“Murder sometimes can smell like honeysuckle...”
The Drama of Faith: Grow into the Part
By Mark P. Shea
Liturgy and the sacraments ask us to trust that God will bring to completion what he has promised through Christ
Archbishop Kurtz: Synod can be “a catalyst” for renewal
By Jim Graves
USCCB president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will represent the US at the upcoming Synod of Bishops. The urgent challenges facing families—and how the Church can serve families better—will be the synod’s top priorities, he says.
The Anniversary of Hiroshima: John Paul II and Fulton Sheen on the Bomb and Conversion
By Dr. R. Jared Staudt
Some reflections from two spiritual giants of the 20th century on the bombing of Hiroshima and the new, deadly era it ushered in
Moral Feelings and the Moral World
By James Kalb
Progressives and traditionalists tend to approach moral decisions with differences in basic understandings of man, society, and the world.
Democracy, Tyranny, and the Current Situation
By James V. Schall, S.J.
To describe a regime accurately is often a dangerous enterprise. Yet it is a necessary endeavor to accurately describe the regime in which we live.
The Drama of Faith: Priestly Sub-Creation
By Mark P. Shea
The gamble that God took in becoming human was the willingness to risk that we would approach creation sacramentally
The Proletarian Snobbery of CNN
By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
Scripture rightly refuses either to demonize the rich or to romanticize the poor
Dialogue With Hamas and ISIS is Pointless and Impossible
By William Kilpatrick
Some wars can be ended through peace negotiations, but some wars can only be ended by the decisive victory of one side over the other
Toxins and Human Life
By William L. Patenaude
A culture seeking to protect the unborn from deliberate death should also accept the responsibility to protect innocent human life from all other harms.
Play the Game, Learn the Virtues
By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
Actor Jim Caviezel talks about his new movie, When the Game Stands Tall, how sports can transform lives, and why winning isn’t everything.
Villa-Lobos: The Clown Turned Devout
By R.J. Stove
One of 20th-century music’s most industrious enfants-terribles understood, in his sacred works, Dr. Johnson’s advice: “time to be in earnest.”
The LCWR Doubles Down on Dissent
By Ann Carey
Sister Nancy Schreck’s keynote address to the LCWR 2014 annual assembly was equally confused and defiant.
Finding What Should Never Have Been Lost: Priests and the Extraordinary Form
By Jim Graves
Four post-Vatican II priests discuss how they came to know and love celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
Secularism, Spirituality, and Witness in a Haunted Age
By Carl E. Olson
The author of "How (Not) to Be Secular", explains why secularism is misunderstood and exclusive humanism is not winning
The Church's Essential and Ultimate Mission
By Carl E. Olson
Is the paramount duty of the Church and its faithful to aid those in need?
Tolkien and Beowulf
By Jerry Salyer
Tolkien’s newly published translation of the Old English epic beautifully demonstrates that there is more reality in folklore than in the perverse fantasies by which many live today.
Metaphysics and the Case Against Scientism
By Christopher S. Morrissey
Edward Feser’s new book, "Scholastic Metaphysics", makes a strong case for the contemporary relevance of St. Thomas Aquinas’s philosophical reflections on Aristotle
Classical Education, Freedom, and the Ordered Soul
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Understanding is a spiritual thing, though rooted in really existing things, even ultimately in divine things
Outcry flares over California abortion push in Catholic colleges
"California Catholics are no longer safe to practice their faith within their own institutions."
Chronicling the “Last Ebbing Twilight of Byzantium”
By Dorothy Cummings McLean
William Dalrymple’s 1997 travelogue From the Holy Mountain is an excellent place to start for Westerners seeking to understand the devastating decline of Christianity in the Middle East.
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