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The March issue of Catholic World Report is out!

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Mar 01, 2004

The March issue of Catholic World Report is now on newsstands and here's what you'll find inside:

  • AIDS in Africa: Are pharmaceutical companies to blame?: Vatican officials charge that multinational corporations are increasing the death toll for the African epidemic, by refusing to lower the costs of life-saving medicine. Does that shocking indictment stand up to scrutiny?
  • The Film, the Editorial, the Debate: Readers react forcefully to Phil Lawler's editorial in the February issue, Why I Don't Plan to See Gibson's Passion. The readers have their say and the CWR editor responds.
  • Secularism as a State Religion: Philip Trower fears that Western cultures are losing sight of the critical distinction between a non-confessional state and a secularist state. James Hitchcock reflects on The Price of Homosexual ‘Marriage,’ and what Americans can learn from the Scandinavian experience. And Peggy Noonan asks: Has our culture gone irredeemably to pot, or can we jump for our lives?
  • Truly Byzantine, Truly Catholic: The leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church explains why he believes both Rome and Moscow should recognize an Eastern-rite Catholic patriarchate in Ukraine. Antoine Arjakovsky speaks with Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, a calm prelate in the eye of an ecumenical storm.
  • Armenia Diary: A perennial favorite, Father X reports on another Christmas "vacation" with the Missionaries of Charity, seeing and describing material poverty and affliction like you've never seen along with Gospel love and charity like you can only imagine. A heartwarming story.
  • The Shrine of Secularism: Margaret Ortiz notices that what began as a dispute over a particular garment—the headscarf worn by some Islamic girls—has developed into a debate on tolerance for religion in a post-Christian society.
  • Is It As It Was?: Vatican officials embarrassed themselves, and seriously undermined their own credibility, in an awkward rush to deny the accuracy of a simple remark attributed to Pope John Paul.
  • And Phil Lawler's Editorial, The Politics of Repentance: American Catholic politicians will not follow Church teachings until the bishops issue a call for repentance.

Plus our usual monthly departments. If you aren't a subscriber to Catholic World Report, don't keep missing out on the best Catholic news and analysis magazine.

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