2006-01-13

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Friday, January 13, 2006

An Abyss of Charity

Last August the world lost one of its foremost ecumenists and spiritual leaders. Br. Roger Schutz, founder and prior of the ecumenical religious community of...

Bait and Switch

You probably don’t think of C. S. Lewis as a critic of corporate business. Yet, although he was certainly no revolutionary, Lewis considered capitalism...

Is the Reformation Over?

This book’s title might baffle those familiar with the Reformation era and attuned to current American realities. Open the yellow pages and look under...

Saving the Forsaken

If this book had carried an epigraph, it might have been “A little religion is a dangerous thing.” For one of the striking conclusions of this...

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

All my seven Narnian books... began with seeing pictures in my head. At first they were not a story, just pictures. The Lion all began with a picture of a Faun...

A Nearness in Difference

More than forty years ago, I was present at what I believe was the first formal Jewish-Catholic colloquy ever held in the United States. Sponsored by the...

The Missing

A year ago, Catholic-Jewish relations were roiled by yet another revelation concerning the church’s indifference to the plight of the Jews during the...

The Vatican & Gay Priests

William McDonough   The Christian church begins its new year with the first Sunday of Advent, and this year, on the same weekend, Americans kicked off a month...

Feeding My Daughter

Feeding tubes rule. My daughter Moy Moy has had one in her stomach for seven months now. She has gained nearly twenty pounds and she looks like a whole new...

False Trust

The spiritual classic The Practice of the Presence of God begins this way: “The first time I saw Brother Lawrence he told me...[that] one winter day he...

A Hospitable Place

Commonweal devotes the first issue of each new year to a discussion of ecumenical or interreligious questions. This year we feature the contributions of two...