2009-06-05

Date: 
Friday, June 5, 2009

Articles in this issue

The Priest Won

Many and sometimes tortuous are the paths to Rome. Few are stuffed with as much contradiction (or as much logic) as the path pursued seventy-six years ago by the...

Religion Booknotes

Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concilium Rita Ferrone Paulist, $15.95, 134 pp.Scripture: Dei Verbum Ronald D. Witherup Paulist, $15.95, 176 pp.Liturgy: Sacrosanctum...

About the Author

The popular view of Graham Greene (1904-91) holds that he was, as a person, enigmatic, elusive, or, as editor Richard Greene (no relation) writes, “a fugitive from...

This Just In

Good journalism needs to be fast paced and colorful, and to base its broad-brush generalizations on vivid examples and stories. You need a strong thesis. Too many...

Domestic Disputes

French playwright Yasmina Reza won international acclaim—and the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play—with her comedy Art, in which three friends clash over the merits of...

Not-So-New Frontiers

I remember Walt Disney’s “True-Life Adventures” of the 1940s and ’50s with little fondness. Indeed, The African Lion, The Living Desert, and all the others bored me...

More Being

Gaudium et spes, the Second Vatican Council’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (1965), is revolutionary for many reasons, not least for...

Tours of Duty

We were just sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. Our daughters and their husbands and children chattered nervously, trying to distract me and my husband from...

Right Tune, Wrong Words

Before the December release of Dignitas personae, it had been twenty years since the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) came out with a bioethics...

Meal Plan

In the morning, eight-year-old Jorge Luis Hernandez has a small bowl of rice before going to work picking coffee beans near his home in the mountains of El Salvador...

We're Ready

One of the underlying conditions that have made the U.S. economy’s current sickness so painful is the country’s crippled health-care system. “System” may be too...

Victims, justice & the church

 DOUBLE STANDARD The editorial “Seeking Justice” (May 8) was insightful as far as it went, but there is far more to the story of justice and statutes of...