The July issue of Catholic World Report is now out!
By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Jul 01, 2004
The July issue of Catholic World Report is now on newsstands and here's what you'll find inside:
- Bush In Rome: The President States His Case: Before a June meeting between George W. Bush and John Paul II, observers on both sides of the Atlantic predicted that the Pope would renew his public criticism of US policy in Iraq. Those predictions were wrong. After the meeting, the most intriguing story line involved a report that Bush had asked for the Pope's help in ensuring Catholic opposition to abortion.
- Clear Reception: Traveling abroad for the first time in several months, Pope John Paul found his Swiss hosts much more sympathetic than they had been on an earlier visit.
- Coming Soon To Your Parish: Donna Steichen writes about the latest trend in religious education: an approach that might have been conceived by Cordelia Flyte. And Stephanie Block explains how this new approach is related to the burgeoning interest in Small Christian Communities.
- A Victory For Tolerance: Anto Akkara explains how, after leading her Congress Party to an upset victory over Hindu nationalists, Sonia Gandhi thoroughly disarmed her political opponents by declining the opportunity to become prime minister.
- Tireless Brokers: Although a change of government in 2002 brought new hope for the country's democratic future, Church leaders in Kenya are still pushing for action toward approval of a new constitution, while strongly resisting a bid to give special status to Islamic law. Fredrick Nzwili has the details.
- Remembering Ronald Reagan: In our November 1999 issue, CWR sought to offer a distinctively Catholic perspective on the personality and achievements of President Ronald Reagan, publishing an interview with his longtime colleague, and confidant, William Clark. Because we are convinced that no better perspective on Ronald Reagan's legacy was or is available, CWR offers repeats the full text of that interview.
- Thanks From A Grateful Country: Peggy Noonan believes that for a man who changed the world, Ronald Reagan sure was modest.
- Against The Trend: Australia, Michael Gilchrist reports, is responding to the push for legal recognition of same-sex unions with a legislative bid to bar that possibility.
- And Phil Lawler's Editorial, Decision Time: Bishops can no longer postpone a public reckoning with Catholic politicians who support the culture of death.
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