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 […]


Shadows and Light

April 17, 2011 George Neumayr 0

In 1996, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska, excommunicated all Catholics in his diocese who belonged to Call to Action, a dissident group which he called “totally incompatible with the Catholic faith.” The Nebraska chapter […]


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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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]

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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 […]