Special Report

A Moment of Historic Healing

May 3, 2011 Freddy Gray 0

Never mind the aggressive secularists, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain also generated some oldfashioned Protestant hostility. On Friday, September 17, an odd collection of evangelicals gathered outside Westminster Abbey in London to denounce the […]

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“Heart Speaks Unto Heart”

May 3, 2011 Dominic Scarborough 0

When Pope Benedict XVI visited Britain in September to beatify Cardinal Newman, he was greeted by large and enthusiastic crowds in the streets. His gentle demeanour, combined with his firm message of protection for the […]

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The Barren Fig Tree

May 3, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

As Catholics in many parts of the United States mourn parish closures because of priest shortages, the world’s priestly vocation boom is an underreported story. According to the Vatican’s statistical yearbook, the number of major […]

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The Salesians of Don Bosco

May 3, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

In 2009, the relics of St. John Bosco began a 130-nation tour in anticipation of the 2015 bicentennial of his birth. On September 12, the relics arrived in the United States, at Saints Peter and […]

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Cautious Defiance

May 3, 2011 Daniel Allott 0

One day last March, the Ladies in White—a group of wives, mothers, and other female relatives of Cuban political prisoners—prepared to march from St. Rita of Cascia Church in Havana to a nearby park. The […]

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A Tale of Two Searches

May 3, 2011 Anne Hendershott 0

Although we are very far from the “best of times” for Catholic higher education, things seemed to be moving away from the worst, at least for a few weeks this spring. Marquette University’s decision to […]

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The United States’ Youngest Cardinal

May 3, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

On June 17, Cardinal Daniel Di- Nardo expressed “grave concern over the FDA’s current process for approving the drug Ulipristal (with the proposed trade name of Ella) for use as an ‘emergency contraceptive.’ Ulipristal is […]