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October 2018, Vol. LXXXV, Number 8

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Attack of the Bots

FRANCIS FANATICS OR FATIMA FUNDAMENTALISTS OR...?

By Pieter Vree

Last year, the NOR came under attack. Who was responsible remains a mystery, but truth be told, we’ve yanked a lot of chains over the years.

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Letters to the Editor: October 2018

A Heretical Authority?... A Refreshing “Apology”... Out of Islam... A Vengeful God?... Ellul’s Hope... Our Nation’s Open Wounds

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The News You May Have Missed

These Aren’t the Zebras You’re Looking For... Life Imitates Bart... PepsiCo’s Plastophobia... See Me Pee in Gay Paree... A Star Is Reborn... Cuddlier Cops... Compassion by Compulsion... Not Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll... Sex & the Ciudad... Cold Dogs... Milk of Human Creation... Californias on My Mind... Tiny Transportation... Twin Brides for Twin Brothers

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On the Canonization of Pope Paul VI

THE CHURCH’S SUFFERING SERVANT

By Karl A. Schultz

Paul VI was arguably the most influential — and assailed — Catholic of the 20th century. His impact on the Church was unparalleled, due to the time of his reign.

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The Weight of Anchises

WHAT DOES PIETAS REQUIRE?

By Jake Neu

A descendant of the South asks: How do we properly reckon with our own families’ participation in historical racial injustice?

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Why American Politics Marginalizes Catholic Voters

SEARCHING FOR A  CATHOLIC THEO-POLITICAL CONSENSUS

By Kenneth Colston

American Catholics must be careful not to be more American than Catholic, especially since American politics is essentially Protestant.

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At Last, a Reckoning on the Abuse Scandal?

Archbishop Viganò exposes a Church-wide cover-up

By Pieter Vree

Archbishop Viganò has cracked open the Vatican cone of silence and exposed what might be a Church-wide cover-up of McCarrick’s crimes.

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Humanae Vitae: A Manual for Better Sex?

Much popular Catholic literature on NFP makes utilitarian claims

By Casey Chalk

Much popular Catholic literature on NFP is utilitarian, claiming that obeying Church teaching results in a happier, more exciting bedroom experience.

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Emblem of an Exhausted Era

Cultural Counterpoint

By Jason M. Morgan

"Novitiate" is a film to be expected at the bitter, burnt-out end of the sexual revolution. It is not so much a movie as a cry for help.

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On The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

Literature Matters

By Michael S. Rose

Once Faustus takes possession of Mephistophilis as his servant, it becomes apparent that the Devil isn’t so much serving as manipulating him.

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Briefly Reviewed

Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in the Twenty-First Century

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