From Crisis, Brian Jones on cultivating the Catholic mind. Why can’t Catholics speak English? Michael Brendan Dougherty. John Flynn reviews The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church by Christopher Kaczor. From Catholic World Report, saints who smoked, popes who puffed, and others who snuffed: John B. Buescher on a history of Catholicism and tobacco; and Catholics and evangelicals: An interview with Kenneth J. Collins, author of Power, Politics, and the Fragmentation of Evangelicalism. Can Catholics have the assurance of salvation? Dan Delzell wonders. Why does good creativity happen to bad people? D.C. Innes on the puzzle of creative infidels. John M. Grondelski on how the spread of pornography is a new pastoral challenge for confessors, but there is another moral issue deserving to be taken seriously — that issue is masturbation. At the Ohio Supreme Court, a teacher claims an "academic freedom" right to push creationism in public school. For a new theme park, Creationists (with a little help from a geneticist, some Amish men, and generous tax breaks) are building a replica of Noah’s ark — exactly as God instructed.

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