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April 17, 2011 George Neumayr 0

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a sobering study in late February. No religion in America has seen more members lapse than the Catholic Church, Pew researchers concluded. “The Roman Catholic Church […]

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April 13, 2011 Diogenes 0

Ten years ago, on January 17, a news aggregator and part-time journalist named Matt Drudge broke the story of President Bill Clinton’s liaison with intern Monica Lewinsky—or, more precisely, he published on his Web site […]

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The Enduring Popularity of Traditional Art

April 13, 2011 Jim Graves 0

On March 19, 2007, a massive piece of traditional religious art was unveiled to delighted parishioners at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano in Southern California. The Grand Retablo, or decorative altarpiece, stands 42-feet high by […]

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Pope Benedict’s Saints

April 13, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

    By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God’s grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within […]

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A Genuine Conversion or Act of Perjury?

April 13, 2011 Joanna Bogle 0

There is still considerable fall-out in the United Kingdom from the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s conversion to Catholicism. His formal reception into the Church last December was not unexpected, given that his […]


A Christmas Nightmare

April 13, 2011 Anto Akkara 0

Last December, Christians in India’s eastern Orissa state suffered some of the worst persecutions in the country’s history—a Christmas nightmare orchestrated by Hindu bigots who run wild in the jungles of the state’s Kandhamal district. […]

The La Sapienza Lecture

April 13, 2011 BENEDICTUS PP. XVI 0

Last January, Pope Benedict XVI canceled a lecture at Rome’s La Sapienza University due to a furor of student and faculty protests objecting to his visit (see World Watch, page 8 for report). The Vatican […]

The Wanderer Gets the Blues

April 13, 2011 Mark Sullivan 0

Dion DiMucci is undoubtedly the first member of the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame to cite Pope John Paul II, Scott Hahn, and Christopher West as influences. The once-troubled singer-songwriter has returned to the blues on […]


Hillary’s Catholic Crowd

April 13, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

On the issue of abortion, Senator Hillary Clinton is the most extreme presidential candidate ever. In a July 2005 analysis of her abortion views, the New York Times noted that the only part of the […]