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Cover Stories

Next in line

Next in line

by Edward E. Plowman

Cover Story | Speculation ranges widely as the College of Cardinals gathers in Rome to choose a new pope

Cover Stories

Sphere of influence

by The Editors

Cover Story Sidebar | The College of Cardinals by region Europe: 58 Italy (20), Germany (6), Spain (6), France (5), Poland (3), Britain (2), Hungary (2), Portugal (2), Ukraine (2),

Cover Stories

Common ground

by The Editors

Cover Story Sidebar | Statements from evangelical leaders on Pope John Paul II

In this issue: "Who will be the next pope?," April 16, 2005

Features

Advance notice

Advance notice

National | In the post-Schiavo era, living wills and other directives may not be good enough

Stern proposal

By John Dawson

Sports | The NBA tries to find a way to keep teenage stars in college

Polly gaffes

By Mark Bergin

Education | Campus outrage awards focus on wacky campus liberalism

Playing fair

Playing fair

By Jamie Dean

Sports | A pair of little-noticed rulings may leave their mark on women's sports

Open and shut

Open and shut

By Mindy Belz

Nepal | A government-imposed lockdown has not stopped Nepal's tiny Christian minority from exporting hope and truth

Spreading salt

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Scholar Alvin J. Schmidt on how Christianity has bettered society

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

Papacy Less than a dozen men are likely contenders to succeed Pope John Paul II when the College of Cardinals meets on April 18 to begin deliberations toward…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Pair of hoods Travis Williams and Brandon Calmese of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are nothing if not persistent. Police say the two men were in a car going south on…

Quotables

By The Editors

"68 percent." The percentage of Americans who oppose same-sex marriage, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup survey released in early April. That's up from 55…

Prayer for Rome

By Hugh Hewitt

Many new believers don't know much of the struggles of Luther, Calvin, and Knox, but they all know of John Paul II and see him as having championed a social…

Reviews

Timeless music

By The Editors

Music | INTERVIEW: Patrick Kavanaugh explains why true music lovers recognize the greatness and value of classical music

Getting religion

By The Editors

Television | Hollywood is planning a raft of new series built around religious themes, but many of them are controversial

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The five bestselling hardback nonfiction books as of April 4

Notebook

'Epic battle' or plain nuts?

By Dan Perkins

Business | Workers at the world's largest walnut processing plant reached a new five-year contract in March, ending a 13-year strike

Deadly ring

By John Dawson

Sports | The death of a female boxer during a sanctioned event comes at a time when women's boxing has taken off in popularity

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Exiles and patriots

Exiles and patriots

By Marvin Olasky

A blemished arena is one where Christians can stand for Christ

Out of the blue

Out of the blue

By Andrée Seu

A biblical treatment plan for those suffering from depression

Conformity enforcers

Conformity enforcers

By Gene Edward Veith

The King's College may be the next victim of the academic left

Gnats at a picnic

By Joel Belz

Details don't detract from the larger story of Terri Schiavo

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