2004-04-09

Date: 
Friday, April 9, 2004

Dogville

There are no cast or crew credits at the beginning of Lars von Trier’s latest film. Instead, a caption announces that Dogville will be “told in...

Needed: The Vision Thing

Forty years ago, as Vatican II was nearing completion, lay educator and liturgist Mary Perkins Ryan published a book that provoked a vigorous and contentious...

Letter from Spain

I watched the television coverage of the terrorist bombings in Madrid from a hotel room in Gibraltar. My wife and I were vacationing in Spain, and Gibraltar...

A pair of witnesses

Two federal employees, both with decades of distinguished government service, testified before Congress in the week of March 22, and each caused a storm....

Ignorant Catholics

Perhaps the religious illiteracy of so many otherwise well-educated young Catholics is too familiar to bear mentioning again. One has come to expect that even...

War is hell

The early battles of the presidential campaign are now being waged, like a preemptive electoral crusade in which both sides promise to take no prisoners....