Year 13, Number 01

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Lead Story
by Ron Rychlak
8Pius XII and the Jewish Children
The controversy analyzed based on the facts.

by George Morton
18Jewish Converts
Are they still Jews?

by George “Pat” Morse
A meditation on the end of this earthly life.

Top 10 People
by Shena Muldoon, Farley Clinton, Thierry Cagianut, and Robert Moyniha
28The Communion of Saints
Our choices include some who went before us.

  • Our Lady of Kazan, Mary
  • Bishop John Gao Kexian of China
  • Catherine Anne Emmerich
  • Gregory Nazianzen and John Chrysostom
  • Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
  • Anna Halpine
  • Blessed Emperor Karl I
  • Father Benedict Groeschel
  • Natalia Tsarkova
  • Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini

Top Ten Stories
by Shena Muldoon, John Mallon, Tony Assaf, Andrea Kirk Assaf, and Robert Moynihan
50Tragedy…and Hope
From the tsunami to The Passion.

  • The tsunami
  • The Holy Land
  • Christians in Iraq
  • The New Cannibalism
  • Homosexual “Marriage”
  • Re-election of George W. Bush
  • China’s persecution of religion
  • Europe’s de-Christianization
  • Genocide in Sudan
  • The Passion of the Christ

Of Books, Art and People
by Lucy Gordan
72When to Compromise?
The Chinese rites controversy.

Vatican Forum
by Andrea Kirk Assaf
76Buttiglione After the Controversy
Inside the Vatican sponsors a talk.

Vatican Watch
by Shena Muldoon
78December in Rome
A day-by-day chronicle.

by Paul Haffner
82“And God said: ‘Let there be light!'”
Feast of St. Basil the Great.

by Friar Tuck
84Bed and Board in Rome
The good friar’s “A” list…

December 2004

March 2005