2011-01-14

Date: 
Friday, January 14, 2011

Disaster Movies

A decade ago, TV director Davis Guggenheim (NYPD Blue, Deadwood) made Teach, a documentary about heroic inspiration in the public-school classroom. Where Teach was...

Mistargeted?

Does the president of the United States have the legal authority to order the killing of an American citizen without charging that person with a crime or bringing...

Religion Booknotes

Against the TideLove in a Time of Petty Dreams and Persisting EnmitiesMiroslav VolfEerdmans, $18, 222 pp.Anyone, a friend of mine once observed, can write a long...

No Labels, Please

Sometimes, when talking to younger audiences, the theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill will describe herself as a “relic” of the distant and benighted era before the Second...

Single-issue Church?

We are witnessing an unprecedented era in church history, one in which a single moral teaching has become so important for the magisterium that it appears to many,...

A First Step?

The moral contexts of homosexual, nonmarital heterosexual, and married instances of intercourse are analyzed to unpack Benedict's recent remark on the use of condoms

Squandered

I went to a Catholic school where everyone went to daily Mass. As the priest read the appointed Scriptures in Latin, we did our best to follow the English...

The church, politics, culture & more

JUST PRETENDING Robert K. Vischer (“Political, Not Partisan,” December 3, 2010) missed the primary concern regarding the foray of Minneapolis–St. Paul’s Archbishop...

A Crisis Wasted

After a tough 2008 and 2009, Wall Street and big companies made a strong comeback in 2010. By conventional wisdom, that is a harbinger of a broad, strong recovery....

Bipartite Prayer

Mad-hatter of a glitter-eyed night, send our ghosts a savior. Kiss our strength away until our being blends into the moon.   Broken under this bald clap of...

Illuminating Manuscripts

Taking their inspiration from the Qur’an, Muslims refer to Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and a harder-to-define faith community, the Sabians, as “People of the...

Model of Dissent

The last time I saw Irving Howe was at Carnegie Hall. We bumped into each other during the concert’s intermission. He was aglow. Isn’t it wonderful, Peter, he...