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Editorial

Time to Take Religious Freedom Seriously

April 28, 2011 Philip F. Lawler 0

Two years into his administration, President Barack Obama still has not filled the post of roving US ambassador for religious freedom. Meanwhile in Pakistan the government’s only Christian cabinet minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, was assassinated for […]

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The State of the Culture of Death

April 28, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Shortly before the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision in January, a grand jury in Pennsylvania charged longtime Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell with seven acts of infanticide and the killing of one adult—a vivid […]

Special Report

Annulment nation

April 28, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 1

A part from the papacy, few doctrines divide the Catholic Church from non-Catholic ecclesial communities as does the doctrine of the indissolubility of a consummated Christian marriage. Eastern Orthodox Christians are permitt ed three marriages; […]

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God’s Man

April 28, 2011 Philip F. Lawler 0

The beatification of Pope John Paul II, now scheduled for May 1, promises to bring immense crowds to Rome—perhaps rivaling the numbers that descended on the Eternal City for the late Pope’s funeral in April […]

Interview

On Bended Knee

April 28, 2011 Jim Graves 0

Bishop Edward Slattery, 70, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was the second of seven children; his father was a fireman. He attended Catholic schools, and at a young age discerned a vocation […]

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Informed Dissent

April 28, 2011 Daniel Allott 0

I couldn’t see it at first. I had just walked into the Centro Tepeyac Women’s Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, north of Washington, DC. It was late January, and I had come to see for […]

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Like A Time-Release Capsule

April 28, 2011 Kathy Shaidle 0

The organizers of World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto had computed the logistics, double-checked the protocol, and considered every eventuality. For instance, they knew they had to shelter, feed, and hydrate hundreds of thousands of […]

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Urgent Attention

April 28, 2011 Elenor K. Schoen 0

  At the November 2010 meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Baltimore, a motion was presented by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, that the USCCB create a policy statement […]

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The Communicators

April 27, 2011 Joanna Bogle 0

The relationship between the Church and the mass media is not an easy one. But a new generation of Catholic writers, publishers, and journalists in Britain is breaking new ground—and making good use of all […]