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Special Report

“To Live Each Day with Dignity”

August 8, 2011 Elenor K. Schoen 0

As 200 Roman Catholic bishops arrived in Seattle—one of the most secularized and un-churched areas of the country—with a conference agenda covering controversial issues, some drama was to be expected. The United States Catholic Conference […]

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Father Corapi Leaves Public Ministry

August 8, 2011 BK O'Neel 0

On July 5, Father John Corapi’s order, the Corpus Christi, Texas-based Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, released a statement saying that the well-known priest had violated his priestly vows of poverty, […]

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The Blessings of St. Benedict

August 8, 2011 Sandra Miesel 0

Western civilization is “waiting for another Benedict,” according to philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre. But why single out St. Benedict of Nursia (480-547) as a model for treating the ills of modern society? As the father of […]

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Destruction from Within

August 8, 2011 George Neumayr 0

In 1984, Mario Cuomo, then governor of New York, famously declared in a speech before fawning Catholic intellectuals at Notre Dame that he was personally opposed to abortion but publicly supportive of a right to […]

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Justice and Reconciliation

August 8, 2011 R. Michael Dunnigan 0

In May 2011 the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, the Roman dicastery responsible for questions connected with the traditional Latin Mass, issued the instruction Universae Ecclesiae. That instruction concerns the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict […]

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Make-Up Orthodoxy

August 8, 2011 David Paul Deavel 0

One loud and raucous cheer for those Catholic academics who so loudly challenged Speaker of the House John Boehner, this year’s commencement speaker at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  “Dear Mr. Speaker,” they […]


Only Part of the Story

August 8, 2011 Russell Shaw 0

What is social justice? In Catholic circles, the expression is much in use these days, but is it used correctly—used, that is, according to its meaning in the Catholic tradition and the Magisterium of the […]