2008-03-14

Date: 
Friday, March 14, 2008

Articles in this issue

The Missing

Last month the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released the study “U.S. Religious Landscape Survey,” tracking the religious affiliations of Americans. While...

Time Warp

Not all wisdom, alas, is ageless. Some comes with an expiration date—or ought to. And applying outdated wisdom to new circumstances can make yesterday’s wise man...

Smart for One, Dumb for All

We Americans all know that we work too hard, save too little, and buy too many things that in the end don’t really make us happy. In Falling Behind: How Rising...

Out of Control

In a recent New York Times column (“A Heartfelt Appeal for a Graceful Exit,” February 5), Jane E. Brody argued the case for suicide. In an earlier column, she wrote...

The historical Jesus, bishops & censorship

OLD ERRORS Luke Timothy Johnson’s analysis of the tensions within contemporary Christology (“Human & Divine,” January 31) is very well thought out, but I’m...

Measuring Inequality

Jonathan Chait is a senior editor of the New Republic and a widely published political columnist. His first book, The Big Con, is a highly readable denunciation of...

The Saga of St. Joseph's

The last day of January, three hours out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, and I am driving across a snowy Indiana landscape under a darkening sky to...

Praying for the Jews

John T. Pawlikowski  On February 5, the Vatican published Pope Benedict XVI’s updated Tridentine-rite Good Friday prayer for the Jews. “Let us also pray for...

‘You Come Too'

So you don’t see splashy ads advising, “Make Big Bucks on Poetry!” So it’s not the art form of this age—which is to say of a postmythic age where almost anything...

Heart of Darkness

Photographer Lee Miller’s life was both charmed and haunted. She began as a model and muse before becoming an artist in her own right. She worked for fashion...

After School

When I worked in a parish, one of my responsibilities was to conduct baptismal catechesis for parents of infants. Occasionally a parent would say to me: “I’ve been...

Family Values

Most of my knowledge of American history comes from the musical 1776. Not that I didn’t study the subject in more traditional circumstances. From a year-long U.S....