2002-05-03

Date: 
Friday, May 3, 2002

Between the Lines

In a brief letter to the editors (November 3, 1939) commending Commonweal on the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary, Dorothy Day wrote that Catholic Worker...

Why & How Day Wrote It

One afternoon in 1949 Dorothy Day took the ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island. When she was in her twenties, she had owned a beach cottage on the island,...

'The Long Loneliness' at 50

Dorothy Day was a material girl." My seminar students laughed when I said that in the middle of a discussion of The Long Loneliness, but I wasn’t trying...

James Finn, R.I.P.

James Finn, who served as a Commonweal editor from 1955 to 1961, died on March 20, 2002 in New York City. Jim remained a good friend as well as a steady...

Prayers for the church

Nicholas Clifford and Dennis O’Brien, two frequent contributors to Commonweal, have proposed that Sunday May 19, 2002, the Feast of Pentecost, be...

When in Rome

  As we go to press, thirteen U.S. cardinals are meeting with the pope and his advisers in an effort to formulate a response and a policy that can restore the...