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This article is free for all visitors. New changes to the conclave procedure reflect Pope Benedict XVI's thoughtful and careful manner. By Russell Shaw.
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Openers column. "Communing" with God alone is not what Jesus taught.
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As more divorce cases highlight the plight of these humans, theologians debate how the magisterium should respond. By James Penrice.
This article is free for all visitors. The relaxation of restrictions on the use of the Tridentine rite will likely please traditionalists, but no great upsurge in requests for the old form are predicted. By Russell Shaw.
The worldwide fraternal organization has 125 years of charity and service. By Bill Dodds.
Cathedrals, basilicas and shrines share similarities, but are different in key ways. By Thomas J. Craughwell.
As Fidel Castro fades, Cuban Catholics are hopeful that the Faith will rise again in this Caribbean nation. By Mary DeTurris Poust.
Sara Acevedo's struggle to practice Catholicism amid Castro's religious oppression have her a strong religious foundation even before she fled to the U.S. By Mary DeTurris Poust.
Opening the Word column by Carl E. Olson. Today's readings point to and reveal something about God's loving friendship with humanity.
Bishop Robert Baker talks to OSV about the 'questioner's prayer." By Mark Sullivan.
Robert Lockwood reflects on the spirituality of the popular and long-running animated TV show, just in time for the new, feature-length movie.
Pastoral answers column by Monsignor M. Francis Mannion. Belief in our reunification with the deceased in God's kingdom is basic to the Catholic Faith.
Brief salient observations and opinions on the news.
Catholic Journal column by Robert P. Lockwood. A traveling exhibit featuring 'plastinated' human corpses raises moral and ethical questions.
God lives column by Monsignor Owen Campion. In the political arena and beyond, Catholics (like Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore) must act with faith-filled, informed consciences.
Letters to the editor for July 22, 2007.
This week's editorial is free for all visitors. Providing , or denying, mass in the Tridentine Rite will not in itself alone solve all problems of dwindling Mass attendance and Catholic inaction.
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