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The Showdown in Zaitzkofen

May 12, 2011 Michael J. Miller 0

On June 5 Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, received Bishop Bernard Fellay, general superior of the Society of St. Pius X, to discuss a draft document clarifying […]

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The CDF-SSPX Talks

May 12, 2011 Michael J. Miller 0

In late January of 2009, less than a week after Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunications on the four bishops who had been consecrated illicitly by Archbishop Lefèbvre in 1988, the German-speaking, leftist-liberal, “grassroots” Catholic […]

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The Gay Marriage Juggernaut

May 12, 2011 James Antle, III 0

Whenever a socially progressive cause prevails in the public square, it is described as “making history.” So the Vermont legislature made history in April, when it became the first popularly elected state legislative body successfully […]

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De Facto Assisted Suicide

May 11, 2011 Tara Holmes 0

A landmark ruling earlier this year in favor of a terminally ill woman who wanted her husband to help her die has sparked fresh fears over the legalization of assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. […]

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No Room on the Lifeboat?

May 7, 2011 Michael J. Miller 0

This spring the French parliament is scheduled to debate a bill proposing revisions to the national bioethics laws currently in force. In January 2010 the pertinent legislative commission published its report, which addresses questions about […]

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Gone

May 4, 2011 Kathy Shaidle 0

“If you find out, tell me.” That was Christine Choury’s exasperated response to one reporter’s now all-too-familiar question: Where is Bishop James Wingle? Choury, the director of communications for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops […]

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The Freedom Party of Austria

May 2, 2011 Michael J. Miller 0

The right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) won a startling 25.8 percent of the votes in the October 10 City Council election in Vienna, which is also a state in the federal republic. Theoretically, this […]

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End of an Era?

April 29, 2011 Michael J. Miller 0

The September 28 national elections in Austria shattered the weakened, feuding Grand Coalition that had governed for decades. One out of every seven Austrians who voted in 2006 for the two major parties—the center-left Social […]

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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 […]