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The Entire Collection:     Volume I (Aug. 31, 2001 to Aug. 23, 2002)    |    Volume II (Aug. 30, 2002 to Aug. 22, 2003)    |    Volume III (Aug. 29, 2003 to Aug. 20, 2004)    |    Volume IV (Aug. 27, 2004 to Aug. 26, 2005)   |    Volume V (Aug. 27, 2005 to Aug. 26, 2006)   |   Volume VI (Sept. 1, 2006 to Aug. 25, 2007)    |   Volume VII (Sept. 1, 2007 to Sept. 19, 2008)     |   Volume VIII (Sept. 26, 2008 to ...)
DATE Volume Number Title
August 20, 2004 3 52 John Paul goes to Lourdes, but not looking for a miracle; Mary and feminism; history of the Immaculate Conception; Ratzinger on Turkey's candidacy to join EU; what’s wrong with papal handicapping
August 13, 2004 3 51 John Paul goes to Lourdes, but not looking for a miracle; Mary and feminism; history of the Immaculate Conception; Ratzinger on Turkey's candidacy to join EU; what’s wrong with papal handicapping
August 6, 2004 3 50 Christian churches bombed in Iraq; 'On the Collaboration of Men and Women'; The Vatican and sports; The English translation of the Mass; Notes on ecumenism
July 30, 2004 3 49 Women religious in a globalized world; Reporting on Opus Dei; Responding to Africa's needs; The Holy See's new health foundation; Padre Pio gets credit for the liberation of three Italian hostages in Iraq
July 23, 2004 3 48 Conversation with Sant'Egidio founder Andrea Riccardi; Vatican gets serious on Africa; Catholic-Jewish dialogue; Vatican investigates Austrian seminary sex scandal; More reflections from Peru
July 16, 2004 3 47 Reporting from Peru; Clergy sex abuse reports rock Europe
July 9, 2004 3 46 Who is in charge?; Financing development; The Portland archdiocese files for bankruptcy; More on a papal trip to Ireland; A talk with Archbishop O'Malley; More about life-sustaining medical treatment
July 2, 2004 3 45 Common Ground lecture; Tough document on Anglican crisis; Patriarch of Constantinople in Rome; Jews press for campaign against anti-Semitism in Latin America; Pope to Lourdes; Once more on human trafficking
June 25, 2004 3 44 Pope displeased by Europe's rejection of Christian roots; Roots in Spain are robust; Bush's appeal to the Vatican; Possible papal travels
June 18, 2004 3 43 Conservative critique of the Vatican, U.N.; Opus Dei gets a bishop in Spain; Mea culpa for the inquisition; Debating stem cells; Not the dean after all
June 11, 2004 3 42 Identity Politics in Switzerland; The Vatican and America; Personnel Changes in the Holy See; Bonhoeffer and Ratzinger
June 4, 2004 3 41 President Bush and the Pope; Preview of John Paul's Swiss trip; The next 25 years
May 28, 2004 3 40 Who speaks for the Vatican?; European and American approaches to pro-choice politicians; Law's new assignment; Admitting homosexuals to Catholic seminaries; An Anglican viewpoint
May 21, 2004 3 39 Happy 84th, John Paul; Lineamenta on Eucharist for bishops synod released; Priests for Life in Rome; Arinze addresses interreligious dialogue; Iraqi prisoner abuse reactions
May 14, 2004 3 38 Mobilizing to fight AIDS in Africa; Bush to meet Pope John Paul; U.S. bishops' ad limina visits; Affordable medicine for the poor; Plenary assembly for interreligious dialogue
May 7, 2004 3 37 The future of Catholic education in America; The Vatican ponders globalization; Georgetown's Muslim chaplain; Molla - Pro-life saint; Nathan Mitchell on liturgy; More on just war
April 30, 2004 3 36 Sr. Enrica Rosanna, a woman takes charge in the Holy See; Cardinal Theodore McCarrick on pro-choice politicians; Catholic thought and world politics
April 23, 2004 3 35 Kerry and communion; Liturgical abuse document released; The Vatican and terrorism; A talk by Passionist Fr. Donald Senior; 'New movements' congress in Stuttgart; North American College honors
April 16, 2004 3 34 Ecumenism in Western Kansas; fuss over footwashing; Ad limina notes; guidelines for bishops; Ratzinger’s distrust of bureaucracies; more on the norms
April 9, 2004 3 33 The maestro of the pope's own Sistine Chapel Choir; The priest shortage; Relations between the Holy See and Israel; Human trafficking; The next big story coming out of Rome - liturgical abuses
April 2, 2004 3 32 Reader response to report on U.S. bishops' norms for sexual abuse; Vatican and the White House 'kiss and make up'; Talking with young American Catholics; Archbishop George Carey's take on Islam
March 26, 2004 3 31 Canonist criticizes U.S. bishops sex abuse norms; Martyrs of the Oriental Catholic churches in 20th century Europe; A conversation with the former Archbishop of Canterbury; John Paul's latest book
March 19, 2004 3 30 Cardinal Pell and Vox Clara; Forty years of Inter mirifica; Cardinal Franz König; Life issues and medical ethics; Conversations on ecumenism
March 12, 2004 3 29 Discussing Karl Rahner; Appointments to International Theological Commission; Briefing on the Pontifical Council for Culture; The importance of manners
March 5, 2004 3 28 The first major choice facing the cardinals in the next conclave could boil down to this: An Italian or a Latin American?
February 27, 2004 3 27 'The Passion' and 'liturgy wars'; A tour of Denver; Annual Religious Education Congress in Los Angeles; Canadian talk show TV; The John Jay report
February 20, 2004 3 26 The most fascinating residents of Rome; In appreciation of Denis Hurley; Vatican diplomacy; Anglican-Roman Catholic commission wraps up Mary document; Pro-choice Catholic politicians
February 13, 2004 3 25 Debating natural law; Pope meets Iranian foreign minister; Law sightings; More on Mass translations; Human trafficking, modern slavery; Curial appointments
February 6, 2004 3 24 75th anniversary of the Lateran Pacts; The Lefebvrites on ecumenism; Jesuit Fr. Robert Taft on Orthodox relations; Fr. Baget Bozzo on Italian politics; One more note on pro multis or pro omnibus
January 30, 2004 3 23 Cardinal Stafford on the Apostolic Penitentiary; Cheney meets the pope; Another note on liturgy translation; Fr. Bruno Forte to lead the Lenten retreat for the Curia; Cardinal Kasper on Christian Unity
January 23, 2004 3 22 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; Update on 'The Passion'; Caritas work in Bam, Iran; The Concert of Reconciliation; Anticipating a visit from Dick Cheney
January 16, 2004 3 21 Archbishop Lajolo on preventive war; The pope's 'State of the World' survey; Cardinal Danneels on condoms; Changes in the liturgy; The pope on parish councils; Chief rabbis of Israel visit the Vatican
January 9, 2004 3 20 U.S. bishops issue abuse report; More on 'The Passion'; Religious diversity debate; A memoir of Ernesto Cardenal; Differing diplomatic and political visions
January 2, 2004 3 19 Top Vatican Stories of 2003
December 26, 2003 3 18 Religious support Geneva Accord; A talk with Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria; Journalists at the Vatican; Expressing frustration over translations
December 19, 2003 3 17 On the myth of "Vatican secrecy"; Cardinal Martino on Saddam Hussein; The pope's 2004 World Peace Day message; Culture "warrior" Archbishop Carlo Caffarra
December 12, 2003 3 16 Cardinal Renato Martino lunches with Americans in Rome; Jesuit Fr. Jacques Dupuis; More Anglican-Catholic talk; U.S. House of Representatives honors John Paul II; Delivering humanitarian aid in conflict situations
December 5, 2003 3 15 Catholic-Anglican dialogue and issues in ecumenism; Cardinal Francis George on Sacrosanctum concilium; Union of Superiors General meeting; 'the greatest challenge facing the church today'
November 28, 2003 3 14 Debating Karl Rahner and Hans urs Von Balthasar; Interview with David Schindler; Appointments in the Roman Curia; Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo of Kisangani
November 21, 2003 3 13 The Top Ten papal candidates; John Paul on Israel's security wall; Ordaining women deacons; Pastoral care of migrants and refugees; Thinking about theology
November 14, 2003 3 12 Conferences on genetically modified foods and St. Thérèse of Lisieux and depression; Cardinals Francis Arinze and Godfried Danneels on Sacrosanctum concilium
November 7, 2003 3 11 Putin at the Vatican and expectations of the Russian Orthodox church; Cardinal José Saraiva Martins on Ex Corde Ecclesiae and other topics; A Capuchin revival; A meditative side of Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe
October 31, 2003 3 10 A model for the laity; Auxiliary Bishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney; English in the liturgy commission; Book releases; Condom criticism
October 24, 2003 3 9 The unofficial opening of the campaign season; What the church's decision-makers are thinking and feeling these days
October 17, 2003 3 8 The pope's anniversary week and a talk with Ambassador James Nicholson; Scottish cardinal-designate on celibacy; Romero's sainthood cause; Condom research controversy
October 10, 2003 3 7 No Nobel for John Paul; Catholics, Anglicans determined to keep talking; An interview with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick; Personnel changes in the curia
October 3, 2003 3 6 The pope's health; A look at the new cardinals; More news of the liturgy abuse draft document
September 26, 2003 3 5 Reporting from North America; Liturgy document tussle; Eucharistic discipline in northern Europe; Cardinal Godfried Danneels
September 19, 2003 3 4 Reflections on John Paul II in Slovakia; The pope's health; Bits of color from the Slovakia trip; Beatifying Mother Teresa
September 12, 2003 3 3 Pluralism conference report; A conversation with Fr. Roger Haight; The Sant'Egidio conference; Slovakia preview
September 5, 2003 3 2 The battle over "theology of pluralism"; Pope John Paul I and the pill; keeping an eye on the conclave; Archbishop Denis Hurley reminisces about Vatican II
August 29, 2003 3 1 Fr. Diego Lorenzi, John Paul I's closest collaborator, on the late pope's 25th anniversary; A note from Fr. David Jaeger; More on Europe's new constitution

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