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EDITORIAL

Lent: Way of Silence, Way of Sorrow by Robert Moynihan

LEAD STORY

Francis and Benedict: Opponents, or Brothers in Spirit? by Robert Moynihan

NEWS

VATICAN/ Vatican Opens Secret Archives by CNS/ITV Staff

VATICAN/Pope Speaks to US Bishops on Pro-Life, Transgender Issues by Catholic News Service 

VATICAN/Pope apologizes for slap… but who is really to blame? by ITV Staff

VATICAN/Ambassadors of the Holy Land by François Vayne (La Stampa)

ROME/OBITUARY Cardinal Prospero Grech, faithful theologian for 60 years by ITV Staff/CNA

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DOSSIER:

German Bishops’ “Synodal Path” Sparks Protest by ITV Staff 

A Catastrophic Synodal Path by Michael J. Matt

“A Church that No Longer Preaches” by Alexander Tschugguel 

“We do not accept revolutionizing the role of women” by Jeanne Smits 

The Five Pseudo-Synodal Impostures of the German “Path” by José Antonio Ureta

“You have blood on your hands” by John-Henry Westen 

Appeal to German Catholics against the Kirchensteuer (“Church tax”) by Roberto de Mattei 

ART ESSAY:

Lent: The Way of Silence, of Sorrow, of Temptation… by ITV Staff

CULTURE

CATHOLIC EDUCATION/”Transforming the World” by Fr. David Pivonka, President, Franciscan University of Steubenville 

REPORT/“Is mission without baptism still mission, or omission?” by Alberto Carosa, ITV Staff writer 

INTERVIEW/Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Part 2 by Jan Bentz 

INTERIOR CASTLE/Immerse yourself in the “one thing necessary” by A Hermitess

FOOTSTEPS ON THE WAY/The Rome of Hawthorne, Benedict, and Francis by Dr. William Edmund Fahey, President, Thomas More College

URBI ET ORBI: CATHOLICISM AND ORTHODOXY

Icon/St. Marcarius, Lent, Asceticism and Common Sense by Robert Wiesner

Spirituality/”What is prayer?” By Father El Meskeen

East-West Watch/The International Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue by Peter Anderson

News from the East by Becky Derks 

FEATURES

LATIN/What is Rome’s greatest Latin inscription? by John Byron Kuhner, Paideia Institute, Rome

Art/”He was sentenced to death”… so Caravaggio escaped to Naples by Lucy Gordan

BOOK/Selection from Lord of the World by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson 

Vatican Watch/A day-by-day chronicle of Vatican events: December and January by Becky Derks

People/Cardinal Tagle bids farewell to Manila; four seminarians abducted by Becky Derks

Food for Thought/Rome’s only “native” sweet: Il Maritozzo by Mother Martha