2013-06-01

Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013

Articles in this issue

The Big Dig

Last fall, the Archdiocese of Boston released an ambitious plan designed to stem the decline it has experienced—in priests, Mass attendance, and treasure...

Native Daughters

Last October the Roman Catholic Church elevated to sainthood two women of North America: Mother Marianne Cope, the German-American nun who spent her life providing...

‘Grave Ambiguities’

This book documents the travails and the courage of the late Jacques Dupuis, the Jesuit priest and theologian whose work on what he called “a Christian...

Time to Intervene?

Syria’s civil war has been going on for more than two years. Seventy thousand people have been killed, most of them civilians. More than 3 million Syrians...

Behind the Tridentine Myth

The Council of Trent, ostensibly the response of the Catholic Church to the Protestant Reformation, is poorly known for what occasioned it and what it did, and,...

A Natural

When historical events fall into line with Hollywood’s eternal quest for easy thrills and easy tears, the result can be a movie like 42. The story of how...

Last Word: Bending the Lens

In the art of Diane Arbus, the plays of Shakespeare, or a poem by Mary Karr, my students touch something divine, whose utter familiarity begs to be reverenced.

Religion Booknotes

__________The Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism1350–1550Bernard McGinnCrossroad, $70, 721 pp.__________Bernard McGinn’s The Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism is the...

There & Back Again

South Carolina native Marly Youmans has published four novels, two young adult books, and three collections of poetry. In A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage,...

Family Traits, Family Feuds

The International Theological Commission (ITC) was established by Pope Paul VI in 1969. Its members (up to thirty) are appointed for renewable five-year terms. They...

Poetry | Julian of Norwich

What honey this gold bee made in her cell, fanning a vision’s nectar with her wings, she who could scarcely bear the thought of hell and thought that...

Poetry | At the Accademia, Venice

These painters loved the Virgin Crowned. In blue and white or white and gold, on every canvas glorified, she bows to let her son confer the kingdom. Exquisitely...