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The Priest Who Died Three Times
LOUISE PERROTTA
In the Gulag, Fr. Walter Ciszek learned some simple truths.

Tolerance must flow two ways
REX MURPHY
It is not often that lectures on the finer points of theology and philosophy, delivered from so retired a venue as the University of Regensburg, turn the world, or at least a good part of it, on its ear. But it must be said as well that not every lecturer is the Bishop of Rome.

Taking on Turkey's Secular State
FATHER RAYMOND DE SOUZA
Pope Benedict XVI planned his visit to Turkey as an ecumenical Christian encounter with Patriarch Bartholomew I, the titular head of Orthodoxy.

Teddy Bear Tyranny
ANNE APPLEBAUM
What do a British novel, a papal speech, some Danish cartoons and a Dutch movie have in common with . . . a teddy bear?

Christian Martyrs to Islam, Past and Present
CHARLOTTE ALLEN
As in the 15th century, Christians are under attack in Muslim lands.

The Pope Was Right
GEORGE WEIGEL
In a brilliant lecture at the University of Regensburg last week, Pope Benedict XVI made three crucial points that are now in danger of being lost in the polemics about his supposedly offensive comments about Islam.

Shroud of Turin - Part 3
FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS
Last week we began our review of the scientific evidence concerning the Shroud of Turin, examining the cloth itself, which clearly originated in Palestine, and the blood stains, which point to a scourged and crucified man. We will now continue with reviewing the photographic studies and the uniqueness of the image.

Papal Tiara
FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS
When visiting the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception I saw the papal crown of Pope Paul VI. Do the popes still wear this crown? I dont remember seeing Pope John Paul II ever wearing it.

Great Places: The Shrine at Fifty
GEORGE WEIGEL
The late Richard Cardinal Cushing of Boston may or may not have described the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., as "our luxury gift to Mother"a story I heard decades agobut there's no doubt that the Shrine is a statement.

The Substance of Style
ROBERT REILLY
Style is perspective. It is knowing where things go and putting them there. It is appropriateness or propriety.

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