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The April issue of Catholic World Report is out!

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Apr 02, 2004

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

  • History? … Or Does The Scandal Continue?: A comprehensive report evoked different perspectives on the sex-abuse problem and the American bishops' response. Phil Lawler explains why the crisis still continues. Tara Holmes offers a comparison with the program (and problems) set in place by the bishops of England and Wales. And Stephen Galebach explains, from a lawyer's perspective, how in this case—despite religious-freedom concerns, prosecution could help to safeguard the faith.
  • Home Schooling In Canon Law: The needs of Catholic schools do not trump the canonical right and duty of parents to determine the appropriate education for their children, writes Benedict T. Nguyen.
  • The Secularization Of The Supreme Court: James Hitchcock observes that American courts are taking a steadily more suspicious attitude toward religious interests, and the trend is likely to continue unless Catholics and their allies take a keen interest in future judicial appointments.
  • The Forgotten War: As other conflicts ease in the Great Lakes region of Africa, the world is finally paying attention to a long-running civil war in northern Uganda that has been both brutal and bizarre. Fredrick Nzwili reports on the suffering of northern Uganda's Acholi people, and their slender hopes for peace.
  • Gibson's Stumbling Block: Secular critics panned the movie, but Domenico Bettinelli believes that the spectacular popularity of The Passion of The Christ illustrated the ideological gap that separates media elites from ordinary Americans.
  • Answering The Threat Of Violent Jihadism: How should Christians understand, and respond to, the challenge of militant Islam? Michael Miller interviews Robert Spencer, author of a new study on Islam.
  • The Passion Controversy, Concluded: Our editor responds to a news series of letters questioning his attitude toward Mel Gibson's movie.
  • Myth America: A crusading journalist explodes popular preconceptions about the sex-abuse scandal. Or does he? Diogenes examines in this month's Last Word.
  • And Phil Lawler's Editorial, Invincible Arrogance: In their program to remedy a scandal, the US bishops have placed new demands upon everyone but themselves.

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