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2009 December

Deliver Us From Evil

EDITORIAL

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Letter to the Editor: December 2009

Scientism, Captured in Rhyme, Catholic Hospitals amp; State Law... Left, Right, Fascist, The Lament of Notre Dame Alumni... Bishops' Conferences Under the Microscope... and more

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The News You May Have Missed

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Nun of This Prolife Stuff... Boar-ing Parish Festival... Bishop in Denial... Sell the Vatican, Feed the World... Deacon vs. Priest vs. Bishop... Albania: We Want Mother Teresa -- Now!... Abortion Addict... Crucified Ape... Jesus Arrested...

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Notes List: December 2009

Lifeboats on the Tiber... Reaching for the Panic Button... Bishops Banning Bishops...

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When Heteronomy & Autonomy Collide

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO NOTRE DAME?

L. Scott Smith

The University of Notre Dame is positioned to ride the wave of American popular culture, and without a fight will go the way of its sister institutions once run by Protestants.

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Why Is There Evil in the World?

IF GOD IS ALL GOOD...

Arthur C. Sippo

Our suffering in this world is a sign of God’s grace, whereas the flourishing of worldly people is a sign of their impending doom.

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Blessed Are the Barren

WHO'S AFRAID OF FERTILITY?

Ann Frailey

For all the talk of freedom and population control, one simple fact is ignored: God is the Lord of life, and to reject the life in us as women is surely to reject Him.

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St. Birgitta of Sweden's Image of Perfection

WISDOM TO DRINK

William C. Zehringer

A scholar, writer, and happily married wife and mother, Birgitta influenced both the society in which she lived and the spiritual life of her own and subsequent generations.

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The Nature of Satan & the Church's War Against Him

LIBERA NOS A MALO

Thomas J. Euteneuer

In practical terms, holiness means simply staying in the state of grace and doing everything we can to evangelize our wicked culture with the sanctity of Christ and His Church.

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The Stress of Faith

GUEST COLUMN

Richard & Elizabeth Gerbracht

As we worry about the future of our beloved Church and the massive hemorrhaging of baptized believers, we must fall back on that time-tested stress reliever: prayer.

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Book Review: The Road to Hitler Was Paved With Abortions

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

Review of Cultures of Abortion in Weimar Germany by Cornelie Usborne

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Book Review: The Raised Fist & the Raised Phallus

Christopher Beiting

Fifteen significant works of Western civilization were so damaging that the world would have been better off had they never been written.

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Briefly: December 2009

Reviews of The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions... What Happened to Notre Dame?

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