2005-04-22

Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2005

Witnessing to Peace | Bethlehem Besieged

Can peace break out in the Holy Land? “The first thing to do is to stop the killing,” as former Senator George Mitchell put it, assessing the...

Collected Poems, 1943-2004

In his introductory note to this handsome and in every sense weighty volume, Richard Wilbur, surveying the fruits of sixty-one years of poems, announces with...

The Office

Is there something intrinsically funny about Jell-O? That quivery texture? Those see-through Crayola colors? The legacy of tacky recipes-Jell-O salad, Jell-O...

Sex & the Seminaries

Later this year, the Vatican is expected to begin an apostolic visitation of U.S. seminaries. The visitation comes in the wake of the clergy sexual-abuse...

Looking Ahead

The death of Pope John Paul II has unleashed an outpouring of grief and gratitude for a man who may well have been the most widely recognizable human being of our...

Being & Doing

Something Does Not Love Us

Evil is a word that disturbs most of us. Secular people are put off by its theological overtones; many religious people are rightly concerned with the way it...

Catholic (Little) League

It would take the patience of Job and a lifetime as long as Noah’s to correct all the errors and calumnies perpetrated by William Donohue and his so-called Catholic...

Wilson Carey McWilliams, R.I.P.

As Commonweal was absorbing the fact of John Paul II’s passing, we received the sad news of the sudden death, at seventy-one, of our long-time...

Peter's Successor

Pope John Paul II was a force of nature, a man of iron will and passionate spirituality, who was also blessed with a quick wit, a magnetic personality, and a...

LETTERS

SCHIAVO REDUX Your editorial “Extraordinary Means” (April 8) captures the careful nuances of Catholic moral reflection on end-of-life care. It...