2006-02-24

Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2006

Signs of Hope

If we’re to believe movies like Grumpy Old Men, the 1993 Jack Lemmon-Walter Matthau comedy about two feuding septuagenarian neighbors, then complaining...

Public Matters

William Galston is a most unusual hybrid: an academic political theorist who doubles as a political operative. He cut his teeth as issues director for the...

Belonging to God

Msgr. Charles Murphy has written a readable reflection on Catholic spirituality that speaks directly to American sensibilities. This is mostly good news. It is...

The Science and Fiction of Autism

The dramatic and baffling upsurge in rates of autism diagnoses has spawned a brisk literary trade. If the incidence of autism has increased more than tenfold...

Waterloo

The philosopher Henri Bergson argued that satire, which he regarded as a form of moral instruction, should be unforgiving in its portrayal of bad social...

Vows

There is a generational passing going on in the American Catholic Church, as anyone who attends meetings of Voice of the Faithful or Call to Action or Corpus...

Advantage Allen

Quick, what was the last Woody Allen film you saw? Husbands and Wives? Bullets over Broadway? If you’re like many fans, you may wince when you realize how long it’s...

Purpose-Driven Spirituality

There’s a low-hanging cabinet over my desk that I have been meaning to move for years, and as I was sitting down (finally) to start a draft of what you...

The Philosophical Spirit

One of my favorite tasks as a theological librarian at Drew University is orienting new seminarians to the theological reference room, which sits apart in...

Catholic Spirituality

In the forty years since the Second Vatican Council, many devotional practices, most of them developed in the early modern period, have fallen into decline....

Rebel with a Cause

March 24 marks the centenary of the birth of Dwight Macdonald. From 1940 to 1975, Macdonald was one of America’s best-known literary and cultural critics...