2009-03-27

Date: 
Friday, March 27, 2009

Articles in this issue

With Open Ears

Five years ago, Diarmuid Martin, the archbishop of Dublin and a certified friend of Bono, said that Irish Catholicism had “to move from being a doing church to...

The Merton Choir

Filmmakers often must leave much good material on the cutting-room floor as they edit. Morgan Atkinson, who produced the documentary Soul Searching: The Journey of...

Wounds of war, closed Communion & Vatican II

FRANKIE & VINCE Like Peter Quinn’s uncle (“Frankie’s Secret,” February 13), my father, Vince, didn’t talk much about the First World War. He viewed with mild...

Child's Play

From Enoch Emery in Wise Blood to Miles and Flora in Henry James’s Turn of the Screw, young people in fiction are often privileged interpreters of reality. Maybe it...

Grab a Tray

Even before opening Sense of the Faithful, Jerome P. Baggett’s timely sociological examination of how American Catholics from six parishes in the San Francisco Bay...

The Road to Emmaus

Emmaus House, in New York City’s Harlem, is a community of formerly homeless people who serve the homeless. It was founded in the 1960s by Fr. David Kirk, a Melkite...

Culture & Barbarism

Why are the most unlikely people, including myself, suddenly talking about God? Who would have expected theology to rear its head once more in the technocratic...

Life & Science

No one was shocked when President Barack Obama lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research put in place by George W. Bush. Obama was...

Liturgy & Reunion

The late Methodist liturgical scholar James White once said: “Why teach ecumenism when you can teach liturgy?” White knew whereof he spoke, having taught for...

Via Crucis

They first arrived from Oaxaca, Ixtapalapa, Tzintzuntzan, and Mexico City. Some had green cards and visitors’ permits; others didn’t. They lived in barrios and...

More Perfect Unions

In 1934, as a Senate committee debated a measure to protect the right of workers to form unions, the U.S. Catholic bishops weighed in on the debate. John Burke, CSP...

A Friend in Hippo

Amid the bleak history of Christian anti-Judaism, one extraordinary exception is Augustine of Hippo (354-430). His arguments on behalf of the Jews, a position that...