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Special Report

The Movement That Won’t Die

December 24, 2008 Elenor K. Schoen 0

Physician-assisted suicide is defined as “a patient self-administering a lethal dose of an oral medication that has been prescribed by a physician,” according to Physicians for Compassionate Care, a group that operates out of Oregon. […]

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Roman Catholics for Obama ’08

December 24, 2008 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

The team struggled as to whether to continue intubating the child—now a little boy, not a “fetus”—who clearly was not going to make it, mangled and destroyed as he was. He gasped for air as […]

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Laborers for the Harvest

December 24, 2008 J. J. Ziegler 0

While these continental trends manifest the vitality of the Church in Africa and Asia during the past three decades, they do not address the question of which countries are currently the most successful in attracting […]

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Interview

To Evangelicanism and Back

December 24, 2008 Tim Drake 0

Tell me about your family of origin. Francis Beckwith: I was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1960. My mother, Elizabeth, also born in Brooklyn, is Italian-American, whose father and four grandparents were several of […]

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Priestly Vocations in America: Recent Trends

December 24, 2008 J. J. Ziegler 0

While priestly vocations have collapsed nationwide, several American dioceses have been part of the worldwide surge in the number of seminarians. “Over the past three years,” says Father Darrin Connall, rector of Bishop White Seminary […]

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More Latin, More Reverence

December 24, 2008 Jeremy Lott 0

The book collects about 30 of the Pope’s weekly general audiences from 2006 and 2007. What was it about these homilies that made you want to write a study guide to go along with the […]

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Editorial

The Parable of Prodigal Europe

December 24, 2008 George Neumayr 0

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in March, the European Union held a party for itself in Berlin. “Europafest” featured among other activities “clubbing”;”100 DJs performing in 35 night clubs,” from “Hungarian techno to Luxembourg hip-hop,” reported […]

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A New Pentecost

December 24, 2008 George Neumayr 0

Speaking to the US bishops on April 16, Pope Benedict XVI made the arresting comment that an “almost complete eclipse of an eschatological sense” marks “many of our traditionally Christian societies.” America, he didn’t need […]

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Church Indulgences in San Francisco

December 24, 2008 George Neumayr 0

San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer, speaking to KCBS radio in February, claimed ignorance of U.S Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s position on abortion. “I don’t believe that I am in a position to say […]