The November issue of Catholic World Report is now out!
The November issue of Catholic World Report is now on newsstands and in mailboxes and here's what you'll find inside:
- Saving Terri's Life: Terri Schindler Schiavo cannot survive without feeding tubes, and her estranged husband wants those tubes removed. As CWR goes to press, American courts were prepared to enforce the husband's wishes. Father Robert J. Johansen offers a personal account of his visit to Florida, and his perspectives on another landmark battle in the campaign to protect the dignity of human life.
- The Insufferable Arrogance of Multiculturalism: Rather than giving students an appreciation for the wisdom of their ancestors, Elizabeth Kantor argues, our schools are training children to believe that they know better. This is the opposite of true education.
- The Business Model: Looking carefully at a "secret meeting" of American bishops and lay leaders that took place in July, Thomas A. Szyszkiewicz concludes that corporate executives and liberal intellectuals have plans for reforming the American Catholic Church.
- Sobering Thoughts: Thomas J. Nash believes that the Year of the Eucharist offers a good opportunity for Catholics to learn proper reverence for the "holy of holies." Joel Belz argues that the decline of the major media should give us hope that other monopolies might fall, too.
- Mixed Messages: As the US presidential campaign accelerated toward its conclusion, political analysts became increasingly persistent with their questions about how John Kerry's Catholicism would affect the outcome. Phil Lawler observes that American Catholic voters seemed to be split on that issue-- as did their bishops.
- Life After Saddam Hussein: The post-war period has produced the "greatest crisis" in the 2,000-year history of Iraqi Catholicism, one prominent Church leader believes. Anto Akkara interviews Archbishop Basilios Georges Casmoussa, the Syrian Catholic leader of Mosul.
- Special Intensity, Not Special Events: The Year of the Eucharist, the Pope explained, is intended to foster private devotion.
- A Very English Schism?: An official agency of the Catholic bishops of England and Wales has declared its open opposition to Church teaching. Eric Hester wonders aloud: Could the Church be on its way toward schism?
- And Phil Lawler's Editorial, Still in Communion: Serious and unresolved disagreements about central doctrines eventually force us to ask whether our Church has already split.
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