2002-11-08

Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2002

Catholics Online

As if the bishops didn’t have enough to worry about. Now they are under attack from the bloggers. Blogs-a word that combines "web" and "log"-are an...

A War for Oil

I am deeply suspicious of economically determinist or conspiratorial explanations for political and historical events. The world is just too complicated, and chance...

The Catholic Novel

Is there such a thing as the Catholic novel? Tricky question. My qualifications for addressing it boil down to two: I’m a practicing novelist—although that’s not...

A Note from the Editor

I joined Commonweal in 1988, and its two-week schedule has set the rhythm of my thinking, reading, writing, and social life ever since. Twenty-two times a year for...

What Does Rome Want?

"The application of the policies adopted in Dallas can be the source of confusion and ambiguity." Is this response from the Vatican an honest one, or does it...