2007-01-26

Date: 
Friday, January 26, 2007

Cary Grant, Angel

The New York Times ran a brief “Appreciation” titled “‘The Bishop’s Wife’” at the bottom of its column of editorials on...

Real Characters

As an Indiana Hoosier, I felt a sense of vicarious spiritual achievement when Mother Theodore Guerin, the founder of the Sisters of Providence in Terre Haute, was...

Two Periods, One Faith

Like the writers associated with the term “Southern literature,” those associated as “Catholic novelists” have a shared achievement. In the case of the Catholic...

What about Darfur?

The December decision by the United Nations to dispatch a team of experts to investigate human-rights abuses in the Darfur region of western Sudan was a small step...

A Call to Activism

Christian engagement of moral issues in medicine and biotechnology is nothing new. In the fourth century, Eusebius, chronicler of ecclesiastical history,...

Another Inconvenient Truth

It’s a remarkable event when the twenty-first book by a former president-and a rather slim and earnest book at that-turns up center stage on America...

Ahead of the Evidence

This book, by the holder of a chair in theology and science at Princeton Theological Seminary, addresses exactly the question given in its title: What do...

What's Justice Got to Do with It?

At a time of high-volume recrimination, when all that seem to count are loud opinions on specific hot-button topics, few things require more boldness than quietly...

Dark Parable

With a resumé featuring A Little Princess and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, director Alfonso Cuarón knows his way around children’s films....

Not So Heterodox

The work of Jesuit theologian Roger Haight seems to arouse the strongest reactions. From the Vatican to reviewers in the pages of Commonweal, Haight has been...

Improper Wisdom

A few years ago I had the chance to have a long conversation with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in Straubing, a small, beautiful town in Lower Bavaria....

Praying to the Buddha

In 2000, twenty-five members of my family returned to Vietnam, many for the first time since leaving the country as refugees a quarter of a century earlier....