2002-12-06

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2002

The Godfather

A few drops of water sprinkled on a child’s feverish forehead and the words of baptism secretly muttered by a servant girl unsure of the rite. What...

Faith & Government

I have been asked to reflect upon the experience of elected officials who try to reconcile personal religious convictions while serving a pluralistic American...

The Virtue & Vice of Deadlines

Hail and farewell, fellow readers. I am quitting the column business-cold turkey. Total abstinence is the only way. As in other addictions, the build-up of...

Exploiting the bishops

From Bishop Wilton Gregory’s November 11 presidential address to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: "There are those outside the church...

The state of war

Will Iraq comply with the rigorous demands of UN inspections? Hopes are high that Saddam Hussein’s resolve to stay in power will override his desire to...