1997-09-12

Date: 
Friday, September 12, 1997

The Peasant Who Defied Hitler

Saint Radegund is a village too small to have its own post office, too remote to be reached by normal transportation facilities. Yet in the tiny graveyard of its...

Ulee's Gold & Mrs. Brown

How nonviolent and unlurid can a melodrama be and yet remain a melodrama? Ulee’s Gold, written and directed by Victor Nunez, provides a test case. Its...

'You're So Beautiful' & 'Normal'

Middle-class America can be a peculiar place. Beyond the monotony of split-level homes and overpasses, of cheerleading practice and the Baby Gap, many...

Heart of the World, Center of the Church

For some years now, David Schindler, Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D...

Liberal Racism

During my college years in the late 1960s, the high tide of black militancy, some of my more cynical and deeply embittered black classmates were given to...

Religion booknotes

Owen Chadwick’s history of Christianity is an old-fashioned, straightforward narrative, but it is never a lockstep chronological series of Great Events...

American Catholic

t the installation of Philadelphia Archbishop Denis Dougherty in 1918, 150,000 Catholics jammed the route from the train station to the cathedral. Before the...

Woza Afrika

What happens when you run out of enemies? This plaintive question, uttered by one of the protean figures in the recent South African one-act White Men with...

Striving towards Being & The Journals of Thomas Merton

 Writing to Thomas Merton in 1960, the poet Czeslaw Milosz reflected that we moderns “lack an image of the world ordered by religion.” Merton first wrote to...

WAR & REMEMBRANCE

  For most people who labor in the imperial capital, chance meetings with notables are a side benefit of the job. Not for me. Thus my surprise just before noon...

Smile When You Say 'Laity'

“We already run the church.” Reacting to Charles Morris’s question on women’s ordination, Joan Peters of Saint Cecilia Parish in Houston could have been speaking...

Orphans

The guardian is asleep dogging the lacy upstairs rooms with his heavy, canine presence. His teeth drip like knives. We have been running the stairs...