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By William Yallaly. The pontiff insists on freedom to choose religion and respect for individual religious convictions.
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Editor Gerald Korson's Openers column on Columbus Day, and various ideas on who was really first to "discover America."
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By Dennis O'Connor. Election of a pro-homosexual woman bishop is one more fissure ina crumbling foundation.
By C. Bruce Hunter. What started as an individual expression of faith by St. Anthony of Egypt inspired great monasteries of the world.
In Focus section on St. Francis's conversion. Stories by Barry Michaels. With his fateful visit to a small chapel 800 years ago, St. Francis of Assisi brought new life to Christ's Church.
In Focus section article by Barry Michaels. Both the suffering and the triumphant Lord are edpicted on the San Damiano cross.
In Focus article by Barry Michaels. St. Francis's understanding of God, himself, other people, and the very world around him fuel Franciscan spirituality.
In Focus article by Barry Michaels. Others include St. Benedict of Nursia, Pope St. Gregory VII, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Philip Neri, and Blessed Pope John XXIII.
Column by Marcellino D'ambrosio. Though God created marital intimacy, the essence of love is not romance but self-giving.
By Carl Kozlowski. Members of the Catholic community have reached out through faith and experience to stand against gangs and offer viable alternatives.
Pastoral Answers column by Monsignor M. Francis Mannion. Theologian believed that Christ would return when Jews returned to power in Jerusalem.
Book review by Matthew Bunson. Sifting through legend and lore to gain truth and meaning is purpose of 'The Grail Code:Quest for the Real Presence' by Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey.
Column by Kathy Shaidle. Journalists' forced conversion to Islam calls to mind relevancy of modern-day martyrdom.
By OSV staff. Get to know new columnist Kathy Shaidle; statues of Virgin Mary disputed in subdivisions; Cat Stevens on the Peace Train.
Greg Erlandson's column. A foreign priest recounts his experiences: 'I want to tell you the other side,' the voice said.
This week's subjects for letters include capital punishment, feeding the homeless, Fidel Castro, Cacique: A Novel of Florida's Historic Missions, and cohabitation.
The pope's scheduled trip to Turkey in light of the recent frenzy about his remarks on Islam is the subject of this week's editorial.
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