2006-03-24

Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2006

Out of the Ashes

Postwar A History of Europe Since 1945 Tony Judt Penguin Press, $39.95, 896 pp. In 1963, Rolf Hochhuth’s play Der Stellvertreter (in English, The Deputy...

Trust the Laity

It is a teaching moment that happens in every seminary. The professor has finished presenting some difficult point in theology, Scripture, or history. Perhaps...

Displaced Person

The Tex-Mex Western The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, written by Guillermo Arriaga and directed by Tommy Lee Jones, is like a guided tour so ineptly...

A Desecrated Land

The Mount of Olives, like every piece of real estate in or near Jerusalem, particularly the walled-in Old City, is layered with historical, political, and...

Holy Alliance?

In September 1960, John F. Kennedy gave one of the most memorable speeches of his political career to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. Kennedy...

When Does Life Begin?

My esteemed Notre Dame colleague, John Finnis, will receive the third annual Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics from the Center for Bioethics and Culture...

Pied Piper of Dehra Doon

For the past twenty-five years, I have dreamed that one day I would convince Charlie King, the American folk singer and social-change activist, to come for a...

Abandoned Children

In any given year, tragedy, family dysfunction, poverty, neglect, and abuse separate hundreds of thousands of children from their birth parents. Where...

The Catholic Voter

During the 2004 election, some bishops insisted that Catholics should obey church teachings in deciding how to vote. Some bishops even declared that prochoice...

Religion Booknotes

Jean-Luc Barre’s biography of Jacques and Raïssa Maritain presents a lyrical account of two of the most significant Catholic intellectuals of the...

Loyal Opposition

The Intellectuals and the Flag Todd Gitlin Columbia University Press, $24.95, 192 pp. ______________________________________________ Every time...

Does Character Count?

Public Philosophy Essays on Morality in Politics Michael J. Sandel Harvard University Press, $25.95, 304 pp....