2004-11-05

Date: 
Friday, November 5, 2004

Growing up Commonweal

We were two and four years old in 1952 when our family moved east from Chicago so that our father could take up his new post as managing editor of Commonweal. We...

Christian Gentlemen

There has never been a cult of personality at Commonweal, for which, on the whole, the Lord be thanked and the saints be praised. Small magazines don’t really have...

Unspeakable sins

During his tenure as cardinal archbishop of Boston, Bern­ard Law vigorously defended the position of the Catholic Church on abortion, which is sometimes...

CATHOLICS & DEMOCRACY

Some readers may recall that I have a serendipitous connection with Commonweal’s founding editor, Michael Williams (1877-1950). Williams lived, died, and...

More anniversary news

The new year will bring a new look to your favorite magazine. Commonweal’s appearance hasn’t changed often in its eighty years of publication-which...

A Catholic president?

This eightieth anniversary issue of Commonweal goes to press a week before Election Day. Many of our subscribers will know the result of the 2004 presidential...

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