The August/September issue of Catholic World Report is now out!
The August/September issue of Catholic World Report is now on newsstands and in mailboxes and here's what you'll find inside:
- Puzzling Exchange: Are the US bishops "very much in harmony" with Vatican instructions on receiving the Eucharist?
- Disputes Among Friends: The plan to develop a major new Catholic university has been dogged by controversy this year. The chancellor of Ave Maria University (and publisher of CWR), Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, argues in this exclusive interview that critics have failed to grasp the complex realities of an ambitious project.
- Photographic Evidence: An Austrian bishop who has long infuriated liberals with his outspoken defense of Catholic orthodoxy is now under fire for his failure to address charges of homosexual activity in the diocesan seminary.
- Questioning The Texts: The US bishops' review of catechetical materials has yielded some improvements, but Thomas A. Szyszkiewicz observes that some fundamental problems remain unsolved.
- Latin and Greek, Catholicism and Our Civilization: The Latin and Greek languages are at the heart of our Christian culture and should be recognized as instruments of knowledge and for their own sakes. Erich Hester argues that the knowledge of Latin especially is a sine qua non.
- Girded for Battle: Political battles over the "morning-after” pill have become pivotal for the pro-life movement throughout Latin America. Alejandro Bermudez explains how government leaders have maneuvered-to date, unsuccessfully-to gain acceptance of the drug.
- Small Steps Forward: There were no major announcements during a visit to Rome by the Ecumenical Patriarch, and no public discussion of lingering disputes. But the climate of ecumenical relations was a bit warmer.
- Saved from the Streets: C. David Burt tells the story of an Anglican priest who converted to Catholicism, and now works with "street children" in Colombia.
- Speak Softly, Mr. Bush: Peggy Noonan believes that in order to beat John Kerry, President Bush must make clear that he hates war and loves peace. Kenneth Whitehead explains, for those who don't already understand, "Why Same-Sex Marriage is a Bad Idea." And J. Fraser Field writes an open letter to a Canadian Broadcasting news editor on the treatment of Pope Pius XII.
- And Phil Lawler's Editorial, A Thousand Words: The Pope's prompt response to a scandal in a single Austrian diocese contrasts curiously with the Vatican's approach to the American sex-abuse scandal.
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