Pius XII not to blame for Holocaust
Oct 05 2011
I have heard several times on local public radio station’s news that certain groups are pointing a finger at Pope Pius XII and accusing him of not doing anything to help prevent the Holocaust.
Reform headline tip of iceberg
Oct 04 2011
“Priests want reform” (CR, Sept. 8) only tells the “tip of the iceberg” about the serious frustration of our priests worldwide. Hundreds of priests in Austria and thousands of priests in countries such as Germany, Ireland and Australia, as well as several countries in South America are all saying that the Vatican must listen to our concerns. It has been reported in the United States that this same frustration among our priests is growing.
Father Barron’s ‘Catholicism’
Sep 29 2011
In the fall of 1972, a group of us, philosophy majors all, approached our dean of studies, Father Bob Evers, with a request: Under the supervision of a faculty member, could we build a two-credit senior seminar in our last college semester around Kenneth Clark’s BBC series, “Civilization,” which had been shown on American public television. Father Evers agreed, and we had a ball. “Civilization” was the perfect way to finish a serious undergraduate liberal arts education; it brought together ideas, art, architecture and history in a visually compelling synthesis of the history of western culture that respected Catholicism’s role in shaping the West.
Cardinal Foley sheds light on archbishop’s new role
Sep 06 2011
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher may provide support for the bricks-and-mortar holy places in the Holy Land, but just as important – maybe more so – is its support for the living stones in the region, the living descendants of the original followers of Christ, says the recently retired head of the order.