April2006

Year 14, Number 04

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Lead Story
by David Quinn
8 The Pope’s Quiet Start
Are observers right?

News
by Dr. Robert Moynihan
14 A New Role for the Romain Curia
The Pope begins by merging two offices.

News
by Dominik Morawski
19 What’s in a Name?
Benedict eliminates his title “Patriarch of the West.”

News
by Albert Carosa
20 A Pope and Pera – Axis of Good?
Benedict seeks an ally to revive the West.

News
by Andrew Rabel
22 Getting Somewhere & Going Backwards
The abortion debate heats up.

News
by Gerard O’Connell
26 The Continent of the Future
The Vatican’s foreign policy focus on Asia.

News
by Paul Badde
28 China’s New Hope
Cardinal Zen on the Church of China.

Interview
by Vladimiro Redzioch
30 Cardinal Georges Cottier
Theologian of the pontifical household.

Anniversary
by Dimitri Cavalli
34 John Paul’s Real Legacy: 1.1 Billion Strong
Looking back one year later.

Tradition
by James Noonan
36 Apostolic Rose
A new emblem created in honor of John Paul II.

Analysis
by William Doino
38 “Speak the Truth in a Time of Evil”
A prominent historian urges the Church on.

Roman Reflection
by Fr. Bernard O’Connor
44 Marriage Annulments
The affirmation of the principle of truth.

Book
by Sister Margherita Marchione
46 Crusade of Charity
Pope Pius XII and Prisoners of War.

Art and Culture
by Lucy Gordan
48 Invented to Magnify God’s Word
The Church’s role in inventing eyeglasses.

Status Ecclesiae
by John Mallon
52 Primacy of Jesus, Primacy of Love
The misconception of “Catholic guilt.”

Vatican Watch
by Charmaine Graves
54 February & March
A day-by-day chronicle of Vatican events.

Meditation
by Father Paul Haffner
58 Good Friday
Why we should pray for the deceased souls.

Restaurants
by Friar Tuck
62 Hostelry of the Popes
And, Casa per Ferie Santa Chiara.


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