2008-06-20

Date: 
Friday, June 20, 2008

Articles in this issue

Summer Reading

PATRICIA HAMPL One cannot read a book, one can only reread it,” Vladimir Nabokov famously remarked. “A good reader, a major reader,” he explained, is necessarily a...

Yes You Can

Republicans often use overheated and oversimplified rhetoric regarding the affinity between Catholic teaching and their platform. As a result, many people...

My Father's Home

It’s midnight, and sleep will not come to me. My parents are frantically searching for my father’s green card. My father, a carpenter, has a habit...

Benedict, German Catholics & the Holocaust

Justus George Lawler  John Connelly’s previous contributions to Commonweal—particularly his balanced assessment of Fear, Jan T. Gross’s book on the Kielce...

Unsustainable

I suspect we all have our rogues’ gallery of vexing social issues, those that get under our skin and, like splinters not easily removed, hurt. Here is my...

Marriage, California Style

When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court discovered a fundamental right to same-sex marriage in that state’s constitution in 2003, this magazine lamented the...

JPII priests, secularism & more

MORE THAN SACRIFICE Fr. Damian Ference’s article on the challenges of priesthood today (“Why We’re Different,” May...

Young at Heart

All of us recreate in our memories the books we’ve read, but children do this drastically, sometimes adding scenes that simply aren’t there in the...

A Political Prisoner

Twenty-five years ago, when Dr. Binayak Sen and his wife Ilina moved to the remote Adivasi area of what is now the state of Chhattisgarh in central India, they...

A Flawed Analogy

 As the 2008 presidential election cycle heats up, the political and moral rhetoric about abortion is reaching the boiling point. Some prominent prolife...