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“The Best Books I Read in 2014”
By CWR Staff
CWR editors and contributors share their favorite reads from the past year.
The Church in Africa in 2014: A Year in Review
By Allen Ottaro
Ebola outbreaks and violent conflicts have affected millions and dominated headlines, but there have also been many moments of consolation
The Journeying of Humanity toward Christ
By William L. Patenaude
The Feast of the Epiphany highlights a scandalous message of hope that cries out in our days’ dark news
The Fundamental Good of Complementarity
By John Paul Shimek
Dr. Helen Alvaré on why understanding the complementary relationship between man and woman is vital to understanding God and true love.
Rethinking the American Experiment
By Jerry Salyer
A review of "The Race to Save Our Century: Five Core Principles to Promote Peace, Freedom, and a Culture Of Life"
Quo Vadis Matrimonium?
By Benjamin J. Vail
Where things stand, and where they may be headed, in the same-sex marriage debate.
“What is Islam?” Revisited
By James V. Schall, S.J.
Within Islam, the world is divided into a zone of war and a zone of peace. Those who are in the zone of war or sympathize with it are enemies who deserve death.
Fighting the Culture of Death—and Planned Parenthood—in California
By Jim Graves
An interview with Kathleen Eaton Bravo, whose pro-life medical clinics are taking on Planned Parenthood in the country's most populous state.
Does Religion Really Have a "Smart-People Problem"?
By Fr. Robert Barron
Philosophy, so marked today by nihilism and postmodern relativism, is passing through a particularly corrupt period
“Do Not Grow Bored with Christ": A Week with the Dominicans in Poland
By Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
The long history of the Dominican priests and brothers who live in Krakow is punctuated with some of the world’s most turbulent events
The Paris Attacks and Home-Grown Terror
By Michael Coren
Hatred is not the answer to the complicated problem of Islamic attacks on the West. But neither is indifference.
Gay, Catholic, and Called to Love
By John Paul Shimek
An interview with author Eve Tushnet about her new book, Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith
Why Fighting Against ISIL is Not Murder
By Sister Renée Mirkes
A firm grasp of just war principles protects against both war-mongering and irresponsible inaction.
On Obsolescence
By James V. Schall, S.J.
We must rethink the nature of work, technology, leisure, and government in such a way that wealth is abundant, and that gift, care, and service are our most important occupations
Should We Hope "That All Men Be Saved"?
By Mark Brumley
Theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar's soteriology has often been misunderstood or misrepresented. Here is a short primer on what he actually wrote.
“I can’t wait to get to San Francisco”
By Gibbons J. Cooney
Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins is gearing up for the Walk for Life West Coast and the second Students for Life West Coast Annual Conference.
Will a Future Pope Be Forced to Flee Rome?
By William Kilpatrick
The current arc of history seems to be drawing us back into a very dark past—a time when Islam ruled half the civilized world and threatened the rest of it.
"His primary identity was as a priest”
By Jim Graves
Historian and author Dr. Robert Senkewicz on the life, work, and holiness of Bl. Junípero Serra, who will be canonized this year by Pope Francis
Brew Evangelization: The Ongoing Renaissance of Monastic Beer
By Dr. R. Jared Staudt
As craft beer continues to rise in popularity in the United States, those responsible for creating western brewing practices are reclaiming their own
Walk for Life West Coast: “Bigger, younger, and more energetic every year”
By Gibbons J. Cooney
The annual pro-life event, which drew an estimated 50,000 Marchers this past Saturday, is one of the five largest public events in San Francisco
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