2011-05-20

Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2011

Articles in this issue

Lawless

The following sidebar is part of the longer article Fabricating Bernardin, by Peter Steinfels.Weigel’s strangest omission of all is any reference to Cardinal...

Daddy’s Home!

Homework Lovely home Lovely little girl   Bam Car door Daddy is home   Daddy drunk sober Which one Hide   Closet Lights out Lovely...

Gathering Myself

The day growing colder under A thin layer of winter sky   A little blue With the crows Bragging immensely in the trees   The evening spits up the...

Pagan & Christian

The European Parliament in Strasbourg is graced by a modern sculpture of the heroine Europa transported over the seas to Crete on the back of an amorous bull, Zeus...

Protecting Citizens

In the aftermath of the 2007–08 financial collapse and the federal government’s subsequent rescue of banks deemed “too big to fail,” a significant majority of...

La Difference

A historian’s tone may leave its mark long after a reader has forgotten the details of the book; it may make all the difference. This is even more true when the...

Channeling History

If you’re a fan of the History Channel, you’ll feel right at home watching Robert Redford’s recreation of Abraham Lincoln’s murder near the beginning of The...

Pass the Cudgel

We’re still debating whether what we’re doing in Libya can rightly be described as war, though bombs dropped amid an “intervention” are just as deadly. But where’s...

Gifts without a Giver

One of the stories that came out of the Tucson tragedy is that the alleged shooter, Jared Loughner, in a prior public meeting in 2007, had asked Congresswoman...

Benediction

Michael kneels on concrete just behind a row of empty folding chairs. One by one, others enter quietly and join him. A few kneel, others sit. All seem to be in an...

‘Society Men’: An exchange

Grown-Up Men Barry Gault’s article “Society Men” (April 22) raises thoughtful questions. Does Catholic priesthood, as it is actually lived today, promote certain...

Which Side Are They On?

Manhattan College, founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1853, is proud of its Catholic tradition. The chairman of its board of trustees, corporate...