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2009 September

Letter to the Editor: September 2009

The Faith Isn't Dead in France... The Pain of Infertility... What Affluence Has Wrought... Withholding Funeral Rites... Pushing Jews Away from Christ... In Defense of John Paul II... The Power of the Habit... and more

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The News You May Have Missed

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Doggin' It... Bible-Bashing as Art... Pagan Holidays... Fijian Funny Business... Hamming It Up... I'm Not a Priest But I Play One in Hospitals... Not Quite Normal...

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New Oxford Notes: September 2009

The Pope's Duck-Billed Platypus... The War We Wage...

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The Prolife Movement & the Culture of Violence

ON THE MURDER OF GEORGE TILLER

Judie Brown

Senseless acts of violence should never be answered with any words other than those extended with the love of Christ.

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The Intrinsic Generosity of Life

SELF-DONATION OF THE FITTEST

William V. Williams & Peter Kreeft

If we view the world as governed by forces that favor collaboration, cooperation, and self-giving, we may act accordingly.

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Business Ethics According to Pope John Paul II

ENTERPRISE AS AN ACT OF LOVE

Jim Wishloff

All our actions in enterprise must be, according to John Paul II, "in conformity with the dignity and integral vocation of the human person."

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The Three Natural Laws of Catholic Church Architecture

DOMUS DEI ET PORTA CAELI

Michael S. Rose

If a Catholic church building doesn't reflect Catholic theology, the worshiper risks accepting a faith that is foreign to Catholicism.

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The Christian Philosophy of Samuel Johnson

NEITHER UTOPIAN NOR CYNICAL

Matthew Anger

"No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability."

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Theology According to Student Bloopers

GUEST COLUMN

Tom Beaudoin

Fordham theology professor Thomas Beaudoin has collected a long list of "student bloopers" from years of teaching undergraduates theology.

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Contraception & Logical Consistency

GUEST COLUMN

Howard P. Kainz

Catholics or non-Catholics who practice contraception but oppose premarital or extramarital sex hold a position that is logically inconsistent.

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Reverend Mother Libertine

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

Feminist Sister of Mercy Margaret Farley, who has taught ethics for three decades at Yale, defends the entire gamut of sexual activity outside of marriage.

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Briefly: September 2009

Reviews of Light and Shadows: Church History Amid Faith, Fact, and Legend... Life of Christ... Saints of the Bible: Exploring Scrip­ture with Holy Men & Wom­en...

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