Special Report

The Apostle to the Lepers

May 12, 2011 Sandra Miesel 0

Leprosy is an ancient horror. For millennia, people feared and shunned the ravaged bodies of lepers as “unclean.” A few dared to show compassion: St. Francis of Assisi famously kissed a leper for the sake […]

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Where Converts Are Made

May 12, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

Among the most moving events in the annals of ecclesiastical history are mass conversions to the Catholic faith. In the seven years following the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe, eight million sought baptism in […]

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Who is Miguel Diaz?

May 12, 2011 Edward Pentin 0

The reaction of Vatican officials to the nomination of Miguel Diaz as President Obama’s ambassador to the Holy See has been largely positive, although some Catholics remain suspicious about the president’s motives behind the choice. […]

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The Big Con

May 12, 2011 Anne Hendershott 0

Self-described “progressive” Catholic organizations, such as Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Catholics United, Catholic Democrats, and Voice of the Faithful, have successfully manipulated long-standing divisions among Catholics. In 2008, President Obama, with the […]

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Post-Christian Sisters

May 12, 2011 Ann Carey 0

The unprecedented decision by the Vatican to undertake an apostolic visitation to assess the quality of religious life in orders of sisters in the United States came as a big surprise to many people when […]

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Bishop Martino’s Resignation

May 12, 2011 George Neumayr 0

The news of August contained two revealing illustrations of Church politics in America: the early and unusual resignation of a bishop known for defending orthodoxy and an elaborate Catholic funeral in honor of a senator […]

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Becoming a Kind of Club

May 12, 2011 Travis Kavulla 0

Nairobi, Kenya – It is no secret that African Christianity has been trending in the past few decades toward Pentecostal worship, with its raucous and individualized services and its emphasis on the Holy Spirit’s regular, […]