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Russell Shaw

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Bernard Nathanson and the Church of forgiveness

After the death of Dr. Bernard Nathanson last month, we were reminded that somebody once asked him why he became... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Of poetry, the “sacramental sense,” and liturgical renewal

Some years ago the critic George Steiner published a provocative book called “Real Presences.” As far as I know, Steiner... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Looking to 2012, an uncertain future for social conservatives

Writing recently about Rick Santorum’s quest to become the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, George Will remarked that Santorum’s chances... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Identity

Recent, apparently unrelated developments point to a stepped-up effort by the  bishops to bolster the Catholic identity of Catholic higher... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Champions of fact or churners of opinion?

It was a slow Saturday afternoon in the newsroom of the Washington Daily News. This was the fall of 1956,... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Roe v. Wade anniversary

According to the polls, most Americans don’t much care for abortion. That being so, the mystery of why legalized abortion... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Searching for the motives behind the WikiLeaks fiasco

The latest WikiLeaks fiasco—hundreds of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables spilling out in the world’s media like the contents of... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Iraqi Christians paying the price for US 'victory' over Saddam Hussein?

I see that apologists for the Iraq war are now pronouncing it a success. Even by modest standards of success—a... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

A public relations flub, but no seismic shift in teaching

The first and perhaps most important thing to say about Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on the subject of condoms and... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Reading the Mid-Terms: What does it tell us about the Catholic vote?

A Catholic vote or Catholics voting? The recent election sheds fresh light on that question. On Nov. 2 about 55 percent... Read more

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Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Some questions about direct-mail religion

“I’m getting more and more ticked off about this stuff,” I said.“How’s that?” my youngest daughter replied. “Day after day I... Read more