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Special Report

The Recife Affair

May 7, 2011 Edward Pentin 0

A year-long controversy over the tragic case of the rape of a nineyear- old Brazilian girl, the abortion of her twins, and the comments of a senior Vatican official continues to rumble on. Catholics working […]

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Editorial

“Anarchic Utopianism”

May 7, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Pope Benedict XVI noted at a Wednesday audience in March that “after the Second Vatican Council some were convinced that all would be made new, that another Church was being made, that the pre-conciliar Church […]

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Editorial

Papal Assassins

May 7, 2011 George Neumayr 0

The tornado of accusations that blew over the Church in March and April sent sheets of rain down on the just and the unjust alike. Most of it fell on the figure least responsible for […]

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The CARA Study and Vocations

May 7, 2011 Ann Carey 0

  A new study of recent vocations to religious life in the United States has found that most new vocations are going to orders that practice more traditional forms of religious life. Some have expressed […]

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Opinion

The Elephant in the Room

May 6, 2011 Tom Hoopes 0

When reporters first began to pound Pope Benedict XVI, spuriously, on the abuse problem, the Internet news outlets of the biggest media companies in the world had to make a tough choice. What to feature: […]

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Essay

Just Tell the Truth

May 6, 2011 William Kilpatrick 0

The last thing the Catholic Church needs is another blow to its credibility. But a new crisis of credibility may emerge unless the Church takes steps to forestall it. It doesn’t have anything to do […]

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Special Report

“Hooking Up”

May 6, 2011 Anne Hendershott 0

A recent national survey of the dating behavior of college students reveals that young women attending Catholic colleges and universities are almost four times more likely to have engaged in casual sexual encounters than their […]

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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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Editorial

Ever Ancient, Ever New

May 6, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Pope Benedict’s critics had hoped Summorum Pontificum would disappear without a trace. It hasn’t. His apostolic constitution authorizing wider use of the Traditional Latin Mass continues to bear fruit, some of it annoyingly visible to […]

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A Catholic Nation Hangs in the Balance

May 6, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

Fourteen nations render special recognition to the Catholic faith in their constitutions, and an additional five declare Catholicism to be their official religion. Three of the five—Costa Rica, Liechtenstein, and Monaco—permit abortion in some circumstances, […]