Essay

The Apostles of the Slavs

May 6, 2011 Michael J. Miller 0

Twenty-five years ago, the Polish Pope issued his fourth encyclical, The Apostles of the Slavs (June 2, 1985), to commemorate the 11th centennial of the death of St. Methodius, who with St. Cyril evangelized the […]

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Special Report

Defying Easy Categorization

May 6, 2011 Mark Sullivan 0

In April 6, Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio, Texas as coadjutor archbishop of Los Angeles. Archbishop Gomez, 58, will automatically succeed Cardinal Roger Mahony when Mahony retires on February […]

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Special Report

A Demographic Disaster

May 4, 2011 Michael J. Miller 0

On April 24, 2010, the Associated Press reported that in 2009 the Chinese government commissioned a study of the possible effects of discontinuing or “refining” its onechild policy. The article cites Zheng Zhenzhen, who conducted […]

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Essay

Good Returns

May 4, 2011 George Schwartz 0

It would be difficult to determine exactly how many people who consider themselves pro-life also invest in the stock market. But my experience as an investment counselor and mutual fund manager indicates that many investors […]

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Special Report

A “Socially Conscious” Order

May 4, 2011 Austin Ruse 0

The Christian Brothers Investment Service (CBIS) is the largest or nearly the largest institutional investor of Catholic money in the world. With close to $4 billion under management, the CBIS handles the investment portfolios for […]

Special Report

The Fight Against Assisted Suicide

May 4, 2011 Elenor K. Schoen 0

On April 21, 2010 the Canadian Parliament delivered a stunning blow to all those in favor of what is euphemistically called “death with dignity.” Parliament Bill C-384, which would legalize assisted suicide, was overwhelmingly defeated […]

News

Gone

May 4, 2011 Kathy Shaidle 0

“If you find out, tell me.” That was Christine Choury’s exasperated response to one reporter’s now all-too-familiar question: Where is Bishop James Wingle? Choury, the director of communications for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops […]

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Editorial

An Out-of-Touch Ogre?

May 4, 2011 George Neumayr 0

In the past, bishops sparked shocked headlines in newspapers by betraying Church teaching. Now a brave few make headlines by upholding it. Consider the case of Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix. New York Times […]

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Special Report

“Viva cristo rey!”

The “Cristiada,” a war fought by Mexican Catholics in the 1920s to preserve their religious freedom against an atheistic dictatorship, has been cloaked in silence in Mexico for decades, and has been virtually forgotten by […]