2013-02-22

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2013

Null & Void?

When I married my third wife, after two divorces, we eloped, and the ceremony was performed by a Protestant minister. My wife is a woman of faith, an Irish Catholic...

Cult Hit

The historian and classicist Garry Wills is an astonishingly prolific author whose works range from early American history to contemporary politics, and from Early...

Our Father

For years I have served on the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, an interreligious group that addresses civic issues of common concern. The...

Holy Restlessness

In his short but intensely active life, Dietrich Bonhoeffer held only brief appointments that involved regular parish preaching. As with most churches and their...

Class Photo

Most Americans forty or older will recall the 1989 case of the young woman brutalized by a rampaging mob of teenagers while jogging in Central Park. Coming amid...

Paha Sapa Redux

I dreamed of Stonehenge and its megaliths        rising from mists and myths,then dreamed of Easter Island and the stone ...

A View from the Edge

A little more than a year ago, in November 2011, Catholic and Muslim leaders from around the world convened in Jordan for the second forum hosted by A Common Word,...

The Thorny Path

In a certain sense, every Christian is Jewish. This is something I could have told you years ago—I’m a scholar of religion, after all. But it’s possible to know a...

Breaking the Silence

In December a brutal gang rape stunned all of India. Protesters poured out onto the streets every day for weeks in New Delhi (where the rape occurred), as well as...

Old Boomers, New Boom

An old joke about business management consultants is that if a client company is centralized, they tell management to decentralize; and if it’s decentralized, they...

The meaning of an advertisement

Bad AdIn your January 11, 2013, issue, you ran an advertisement for a film produced by Catholics for Choice. Why would you publish something promoting an anti-...

This Will Do

On February 1, the Department of Health and Human Services released a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” that included two important changes to its controversial...