Special Report

Post-Christian Sisters

May 12, 2011 Ann Carey 0

The unprecedented decision by the Vatican to undertake an apostolic visitation to assess the quality of religious life in orders of sisters in the United States came as a big surprise to many people when […]

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Editorial

Pilgrim’s Regress

May 12, 2011 George Neumayr 0

It sounds like an over-the-top Tom Wolfe novel: a successor to the apostles conducts an affair with a male graduate student, is accused of “date rape” and emotional harm by said student, raids the collection […]

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Becoming a Kind of Club

May 12, 2011 Travis Kavulla 0

Nairobi, Kenya – It is no secret that African Christianity has been trending in the past few decades toward Pentecostal worship, with its raucous and individualized services and its emphasis on the Holy Spirit’s regular, […]

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Editorial

Sister Johnson’s God

May 12, 2011 George Neumayr 0

In late March, the doctrinal committee of the US bishops’ conference warned the faithful about a book by Fordham University theologian Sister Elizabeth Johnson, Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of […]

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A Damage Assessment

May 12, 2011 Anne Hendershott 0

Even as anger among faithful Catholics at the secularization of Catholic colleges and universities grows, most of the presidents, administrators, and board members of these institutions remain recalcitrant, refusing to consider any truly orthodox reforms. […]

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Nuns Worldwide

May 12, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 3

Over the past 45 years, women’s religious communities in the United States have suff ered a freefall in membership. There were 181,241 American nuns in 1965, 153,645 in 1970, and 92,107 in 1995. According to […]

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Opinion

A False Assumption

May 11, 2011 Father John De Celles 0

In the last few months, the bishops have joined in the national debate over health care reform. Many haverightly concentrated their rhetoric on the importance of protecting the right to life and conscience. But their […]

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Special Report

What Is Their Purpose?

May 11, 2011 Michael J. Miller 0

A patient and his or her doctor have a “fiduciary” relationship, one based on mutual trust in which each has different but definite rights and responsibilities. If they disagree about a diagnosis or recommended course […]

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Analysis

In Denial

May 11, 2011 Ann Carey 0

During the past few months, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as radio and television reports, have been filled with wild speculation about why the Vatican is conducting an apostolic visitation of US women religious […]