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Innovative Models

April 25, 2011 Elenor K. Schoen 0

There are three unique models of Catholic higher education in North America of which many Catholics are perhaps unaware. These programs are filling an obvious, unmet need— and doing so in ways both unconventional and […]


An Unnatural Disaster

April 25, 2011 Joseph A. D'Agostino 0

The earthquake in May that rocked the Sichuan province of China and caused an enormous humanitarian disaster there prompted some in the mainstream media to notice a massive human rights violation in that Communist country, […]


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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Sarkozy and Religion

April 18, 2011 Max Colchester 0

Last winter, after being made an honorary canon of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, French President Nicolas Sarkozy made a faux pas that sent shivers down Gallic spines: he talked about the […]

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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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A Disturbing Substitute for Faith

April 18, 2011 Anna Abbott 0

In a Napa Valley pharmacy, I came upon 10 people in a circle listening to a woman instruct them on Reiki, a therapy based upon “universal energy.” She walked around them, resting her hands on […]


Humanae Vitae at 40

April 18, 2011 William B. May 0

July 25, 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Pope Paul VI’s great encyclical Humanae Vitae. In this document he reaffirmed the constant teaching of the Church that contraception is an intrinsically evil […]


The Slow Climb Back

April 18, 2011 Michael Kelly 0

The specter of child sexual abuse by priests still looms on the ecclesiastical landscape in Ireland. The findings of two government-sponsored judicial inquiries are due to be published later this year. Both reports are expected […]

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Laborers for the Harvest

April 18, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

The Church worldwide has been blessed since 1978 with a surge in the number of seminarians. According to data published in L’Osservatore Romano and the Vatican’s statistical yearbook (the Secretariat of State’s Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae), […]