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Providence, Prosperity, and Purpose | Carl E.
Olson | "If the providence of God does not preside over human affairs," wrote St. Augustine, "there is no point in busying oneself about religion."
The Real Costs of the Infertility Industry | Anne Hendershott & Joseph
Cavello | Despite Church sanctions against such practices, it is likely that IVF and other forms of assisted reproduction technology will continue to grow.
Silent Action of the Heart | Cardinal Robert
Sarah | A message from the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments to participants of "Sacra Liturgia 2015".
"Benedicta": Chant to Make the Heart Glad | Christopher S.
Morrissey | "Benedicta", the debut Gregorian chant CD from the Benedictine Monks of Norcia, takes the form of a concept album about the life of Mary. And it is a perfect soundtrack to prepare you for the practice of prayer.
Now, the Kasper theory of democracy? | George
Weigel | The distinguished theologian-bishop has apparently seriously misunderstood the nature of democracy and the Church's teaching about just political communities.
Failing to Make the Moral Case for Marriage | Robert R.
Reilly | The retreat to the position of defending religious freedom means that the issue of the immorality of sodomy and other homosexual acts has been abandoned--both in and out of court.
What Prospects for Thought? | James
Kalb | Complex thought requires a balance between the particular and the universal, the changing and the changeless, and it cannot survive too much diversity or uniformity.
German Idealism and Cardinal Kasper's Theological Project | Prof. Thomas Heinrich
Stark | In order to understand the positions taken by Cardinal Kasper at the Synod, it is necessary to familiarize oneself with the basic themes of his theology and the principles upon which it is based.
Back to Nature | Andrew
Svenning | "Jurassic World" returns us to the roots of the original film, but it is not without flaws, including some cartoonish moments.
Fraternal Correction By and For Bishops | Dr. Adam A. J.
DeVille | Pope Francis' establishment of a new tribunal within the CD to discipline bishops over handling of sexual offenses is both surprising and welcome.
Journeying with Abraham, the Father of
Faith | CWR Staff | Author and filmmaker Stephen Ray discusses his ambitious video series, traveling in Iraq, filming in the Holy Land, and delving into the incredible life of Abraham.
Galileo was Right--But So Were His Critics | Kevin
Schmiesing | An interview with Dr. Christopher M. Graney, author of Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo.
Jihad in Sheep's Clothing | William
Kilpatrick | When everyone in the information business decides that the prudent thing is to pass the buck, everyone else ends up with only a passing knowledge of Islam.
Europe's War on Christian Ethics | Alessandra
Nucci | Many Eastern European countries are facing increasing pressure from Western nations to abandon their traditional Christian values and religious heritage.
How Same-Sex Marriage Won Out in Ireland | Michael
Kelly | Intense pressure from political and cultural elites, together with millions of dollars in foreign funding, resulted in a victory for gay rights activists in the majority-Catholic country.
Humanizing War and the Dangers of Drone Warfare | Dr. R. Jared
Staudt | How can new robotic technology help save lives within warfare without overriding humanity's ability to control and limit the effects of the lethal technology it introduces?
From Lambeth to the Land of Nod | John S.
Hamlon | Catholic teaching on contraception will always be a "sign of contradiction" and it will always point to an inconvenient, counter-cultural truth: more contraception means more divorce and more abortion.
The Catholic Church's German Crisis | George
Weigel | One rarely finds, among German churchmen today, a sobered openness, born of the recognition that something has gone terribly wrong and that another approach to evangelization and catechesis must be found.
A Cromwell in Our Image and
Likeness | Thomas S. Hibbs | In certain respects, the Thomas Cromwell of "Wolf Hall" is akin to the sort of conflicted characters so popular in contemporary cable drama, from "The Sopranos" to "Breaking Bad."
1968: The Year of Revolution in American Catholic Education | CWR
Staff | Since the successful coup at CUA in the late Sixties, says Fr. Peter Mitchell, "the theology of dissent against Church teaching has remained normative and prevalent in American Catholic institutions of higher education..."
True Love Starts at the Foot of the Cross | Carl E.
Olson | Jesus speaks of love, but also of commandments. This is befuddling to modern man, for he considers love to be freedom from stricture, liberation from directives.
The Pope, the Poet, and the Year of Mercy | Lauren Enk
Mann | Dante is, as Pope Francis explained, "a prophet of hope, herald of the possibility of redemption, liberation and the profound transformation of every man and woman, of all humanity."
John Paul II and 'America' | George
Weigel | A new documentary from the Knights of Columbus focuses on John Paul II's evangelistic vision for the western hemisphere.
"The Avengers" and Friedrich Nietzsche | Fr. Robert
Barron | Joss Whedon's "Avenger" films work as a sort of antidote to Tolkien and Lewis, shaping the imaginations of young people so as to receive a distinctly different message.
Beauty and Tradition in the "Church of the Poor" | Abbot Nicholas Zachariadis & Benjamin Mann | It would be a mistake to identify Pope Francis with a stripped-down, secularized style of worship--and a still-greater mistake, to see
Christian humility and liturgical beauty as opposites rather than harmonious counterparts.
Can Islam be Reformed? | William
Kilpatrick | A real reformation of the Islamic religion would require a repudiation of large parts of Muhammad's legacy, which is akin to reforming Christianity by repudiating Christ.
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