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What the Wen Firing Says about Planned Parenthood

July was not a good month for the former CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. And I am not taking about Cecile Richards. I am referring to Leana Wen, who, after suffering a miscarriage early in July, also suffered a job loss when on July 16 the Planned Parenthood board of directors showed her [...]

Cardinal Sarah’s Liturgical Reform Meets Resistance

It has been said that Rome thinks in centuries. In the present age, however, it seems that Rome reacts in days. So Cardinal Sarah learned following a July 5 address on the liturgy, as the Vatican issued a clarification meant to quash speculation about the possibility of new enactments from Rome that would affect liturgical norms [...]

No Cheap Churches

In this Crisis Magazine classic, Rev. Michael Enright outlines the features of a truly Catholic church building... and no, churches-in-the-round don't qualify.     In about 10 A.D. the Roman writer Vitrivus wrote that there are three qualities for good building, "venustas, firmitas et utilitas" -- delight, firmness, and utility. What happens when these criteria [...]

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