Special Report

Thinking with the Church

April 29, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

The Archdiocese of Detroit suffered steep losses between 1966 and 1976: in just a decade, the archdiocese lost 179 diocesan priests, 160 religious-order priests, and 1,439 women religious, according to statistics published in the Annuario […]

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A Remedy for America’s Healthcare Crisis

April 29, 2011 Elenor K. Schoen 0

The advertising by the American Association of Retired Persons during the Democratic and Republican conventions echoed the constant refrain of politicians and advocacy groups that say our healthcare system “is broken.” Patient advocacy is suffering […]


An Athlete for Christ

April 29, 2011 Joseph Filice Previtali 0

It isn’t often that a man’s entrance into the seminary makes the front page of ESPN.com. Yet, on July 15, 2008, Chase Hilgenbrinck’s decision to retire from the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer […]

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Film & Music

Family Films Move Forward

April 29, 2011 Steven D. Greydanus 0

  Newly released on DVD in late November, Pixar’s latest computeranimated masterpiece Wall-E is a groundbreaking achievement that could make history next year if it gets the Academy attention it deserves. In January, it could […]

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Doorways for the Devil

April 29, 2011 BK O'Neel 0

Just prior to the November 2010 meeting of the United States bishops in Baltimore, Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois announced he would host a two-day conference on exorcism. More than 50 bishops and […]

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“The End of the Bernardin Era”

April 29, 2011 Russell Shaw 0

That compact phrase, uttered across a spectrum of opinion from the National Catholic Reporter to George Weigel, sums up the consensus view of informed bishop-watchers regarding the American bishops’ choice of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as […]

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The Fundamental Path to Peace

April 29, 2011 George Neumayr 0

The pagans of Rome cast the early Christians as bad citizens, a charge which reappears today in both the West and East: secularists in the Americas and Europe gradually move to marginalize a Christian presence […]

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The State of NaProTechnology

April 29, 2011 Chuck Weber 0

Women’s reproductive health care and deadly assaults on nascent human life are reaching new depths of scientific and medical dysfunction in the United States and around the world. Wall-to-wall news coverage and cable TV reality […]

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Campaign Endorsements and False Promises

April 28, 2011 Diogenes 0

When the president of the US bishops’ conference completes his term, the vice-president is elected to succeed him. That’s how the system always worked, until last year. But when they gathered in November, the American […]

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A Serial Offender

April 28, 2011 Anne Hendershott 0

The first sign that Douglas Perlitz, a once-celebrated Fairfield University graduate, was sexually abusing young boys enrolled in the Haitian school he directed emerged in August of 2007, when some of his victims began writing […]