2003-09-26

Date: 
Friday, September 26, 2003

Billions & then some

Eighty-seven billion dollars. That’s the amount President George W. Bush has asked Congress to appropriate in the next fiscal year for the military...

Religion Booknotes

The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God Robert L. Wilken Yale University Press, $29.95, 368 pp....

The Saving Grace of Sport

In the context of historical import, few things could be less consequential than the winner of the Nineteen-Anything World Series, Super Bowl, World Cup, U.S....

Philip J. Murnion,R.I.P.

The death, on August 19, of Monsignor Philip J. Murnion at age sixty-five was a great loss to the Catholic Church in the United States. He was not only a...

Robert Bresson

A consumptive priest drags himself down a country road and the autumn-stripped trees seem to murmur their kinship with the dying man. A bride joyfully jumps up...

Settlement in Boston

When the Capuchin Franciscan Sean O’Malley was installed as archbishop of Boston in July, he seemed to have an impossible task before him. Close to 550...

Two years later

Thursday, September 11, 2003, dawned clear and cool, the sky blue and cloudless-not quite as blue as Tuesday, September 11, 2001, and not quite as clear. But...