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 Huckabean Revolt

April 17, 2011 Jeremy Lott 0

Most reporters and pundits didn’t see Mike Huckabee coming. When they took note of him at all, they wrote him off as an amusing oddity. Here was a Baptist minister turned lieutenant governor who had […]

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Special Report

The Culture Wars Come to Ireland

April 17, 2011 Michael Kelly 0

Tensions have emerged in Ireland’s ruling coalition government between the dominant Fianna FÁil party and the smaller Green Party over an unlikely issue: what form promised legislation on domestic partnerships should take. The conflict is […]


Beating the Secularists Back

April 17, 2011 John Burger 0

Colorado House Bill 1080 was a two-page piece of legislation. But for Archbishop Charles Chaput, it might have led to the shutting down of the Archdiocese of Denver’s Catholic Charities. The bill, which was pulled […]


Bow to Sharia or Restore Mary’s Dowry?

April 17, 2011 Joanna Bogle 0

The headline writers had a glorious time: “Williams backs Sharia law”; “Archbishop’s call provokes political and religious backlash.” It was also a boon for journalists working on religious issues. I got a pre-breakfast telephone call […]

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The Westminster Succession

April 17, 2011 William Oddie 0

  What exactly has gone wrong with the English Catholic Church? Another way of asking the same question would be this: For what kind of priest are Pope Benedict’s advisers looking to replace Cardinal Cormac […]


Shadows and Light

April 17, 2011 George Neumayr 0

In 1996, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska, excommunicated all Catholics in his diocese who belonged to Call to Action, a dissident group which he called “totally incompatible with the Catholic faith.” The Nebraska chapter […]


The Church Betrayed?

April 17, 2011 Germain Grisez 0

The Church would be well served if everyone doing works of mercy in her name were as clearheaded and holy as St. Vincent de Paul. The Missionaries of Charity live up to that ideal in […]

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April 17, 2011 George Neumayr 0

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a sobering study in late February. No religion in America has seen more members lapse than the Catholic Church, Pew researchers concluded. “The Roman Catholic Church […]