2009-03-13

Date: 
Friday, March 13, 2009

That Which Is Lost

The third act of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale contains what may be the most famous stage direction in English-language drama: “Exit, pursued by...

Inscape, Instress & Distress

John Keats once advised his friend Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Be more of an artist, and load every rift of your subject with ore.” Gerard Manley Hopkins, a great...

Be Not Afraid

Over much of the past decade, a celebrated and notorious play has set off a fierce debate at Catholic colleges and universities. The debate pits the values of...

Komonchak, Kaveny & Quinn

IN PRAISE OF CONTINUITY Unlike Fr. Joseph A. Komonchak’s review (“Rewriting History,” January 30) of Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition, which I co-edited, the...

One Picture, Two Stories

You’re looking at a photograph of my son John holding his daughter Emma. They’re on the rooftop of their Manhattan apartment, on the south side of 15th Street,...

What Bush Got Right

On January 29, 2001, President George W. Bush established the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in an effort to increase federal support...

Shifting Gears

It’s no secret that we Americans have spent the past half-century building our communities and our lives around the car, which gives us the freedom to go anywhere...

Catholics & the Shoah

When François Mauriac wrote the preface to Night, Elie Wiesel’s account of his survival at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the French Catholic Nobel laureate described...

Straight Talk

Even before President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress last month, his national intelligence director, retired Navy Admiral Dennis Blair,...

Trouble Ahead?

By any standard, the almost forty-five years since the Second Vatican Council issued the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (...

Religion Booknotes

Ratzinger’s Faith The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI Tracey Rowland Oxford University Press, $24.95, 224 pp. Tracey Rowland is a young Australian theologian...