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The Gospel According to Nancy Pelosi

April 25, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

So-called “values voters” twice made the difference in George W. Bush’s victories in 2000 and 2004. This was not lost on Democratic Party pollsters. Only days after the 2004 election, in a November 10 speech […]

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Silent No More

April 18, 2011 Joanna Bogle 0

Soho is famous as London’s sleazy district. There are some excellent restaurants and pubs and some quaint old streets worth exploring. But there’s a sad and lonely side: prostitutes and clubs darkened windows, a faint […]

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Bow to Sharia or Restore Mary’s Dowry?

April 17, 2011 Joanna Bogle 0

The headline writers had a glorious time: “Williams backs Sharia law”; “Archbishop’s call provokes political and religious backlash.” It was also a boon for journalists working on religious issues. I got a pre-breakfast telephone call […]

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The Westminster Succession

April 17, 2011 William Oddie 0

  What exactly has gone wrong with the English Catholic Church? Another way of asking the same question would be this: For what kind of priest are Pope Benedict’s advisers looking to replace Cardinal Cormac […]

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The Church Betrayed?

April 17, 2011 Germain Grisez 0

The Church would be well served if everyone doing works of mercy in her name were as clearheaded and holy as St. Vincent de Paul. The Missionaries of Charity live up to that ideal in […]

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A Shrewd Move

April 6, 2011 Philip F. Lawler 0

Last April the director of the Vatican press office, Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, confirmed reports that Pope Benedict XVI would travel to the US in 2008. Immediately the rumor mills began to churn. The Holy […]

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Reform within Continuity

April 18, 2010 Fr. Matthew Lamb 0

In the first months of his reign the Pope insisted on a proper understanding of the reforms of Vatican II, showing how these reforms were in continuity with the teachings of the Church for the […]

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Landmark Pastoral Letter Sparks Mixed Reactions

March 22, 2010 Michael Kelly 0

In a statement, the group—which is currently engaged in a consultation process with the Irish Bishops’ Conference—said the pastoral letter represented a long-overdue apology from the Pope and the Vatican. “Victims desperately need closure for […]