2006-12-15

Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2006

Articles in this issue

A Sense of an Ending

One of the many elements of a coherent Christian vision lost in the past half-century is a clear sense of how things end. Catholics profess in the creed that “he...

Sailing from Byzantium

Pope Benedict XVI returned to Rome from Turkey last month a virtual conqueror. He had achieved the improbable during his four-day visit: substantive steps toward...

The Unveiling

A religious sister I know who is principal of an inner-city Catholic high school likes to joke that a nun’s retirement begins five minutes after the start of her...

Measuring the Pearly Gates

There was a time when heaven was in heaven. But then something happened to heaven. As long as the physical universe had some sense of “up” one could locate heaven...

Planting the Flag

In his second inaugural address, George W. Bush declared that “the survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands,...

British Invasion

“Smile,” Alan Funt used to say on his TV show, “you’re on Candid Camera.”“Gotcha!” Sacha Baron Cohen might say, “you’re in my movie, Borat, and you’ve signed the...

And Then There Was Light

The absurd is the object of faith and the only object that can be believed. —KierkegaardThe art of stained-glass painting has been practiced by my family for five...

On Giving to the Poor

Excuse me. Hello! Excuse me!” I was walking with friends on a New Haven street. We turned to see a man and a woman striding toward us. Both were tall and bone-thin...

Saints Be Praised

Age ten is the new fifteen, according to the Associated Press, which reports that teen rebellion and multiple body piercings have migrated all the way down to...

Contraception, Again

Catholics believe that the basic requirements of morality are accessible in principle to all human beings through the natural law. We also believe that Christ...