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The November issue of Catholic World Report is out!

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. ( articles - email ) | Nov 01, 2003

The November issue of Catholic World Report will be hitting newsstands any day and here's what you'll find inside:

  • Preparing for the Crucial Decision: With the appointment of 30 new members to the College of Cardinals, Pope John Paul has prepared the Church for the inevitable discussion: Who will be his successor? CWR profiles the prelates who will now be helping to make that decision.
  • Silver Anniversary: While Rome buzzed with rumors about his health and even his possible resignation, Pope John Paul took time to celebrate the 25 years of his pontificate.
  • Starved to Death: With all legal appeals exhausted, a handicapped woman needed a miracle to prevent her death by starvation. Domenico Bettinelli, Jr, reports.
  • The Magdalene Sisters: CWR offers two different (but not contradictory) perspectives on a film expose. John Herreid observes that Miramax uses anti-Catholic prejudice to promote its product. Michael Rose concedes that the portrayal is controversial, but argues that the institutionalized cruelty of the Magdalene Laundries was a scandal that shook the faith of many Irish Catholics.
  • A Vision That Inspires: From Australia, Michael Gilchrist reports on how young laymen have discovered a different approach to the "new evangelization." The Carnivale Christi festivals promote the Gospel by promoting acquaintance with the Christian tradition in the arts.
  • The Lost Shepherd: A bishop who left the priesthood was welcomed back by his American colleagues. James Hitchcock notes that other American bishops showed no concern for the damage caused by his public dissent.
  • Religious Persecution Next?: A new "hate crime" law bars Christians from speaking out against homosexuality. John-Henry Westen foresees a crackdown on Christian preachers.
  • Two and No More: India's highest court has upheld a state law penalizing parents who have more than two children. Anto Akkara observes that India's family-planning policies had moved away from harsh quotas; now the pendulum seems to be swinging back.
  • Phil Lawler's editorial, No Complaints: For Christians, public criticism should sometimes be recognized as a blessing.
  • And Diogenes' Last Word, Schism? Impossible: An anti-ecumenical philippic.
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. Subscribe today!

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