2012-06-01

Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2012

Articles in this issue

Religion Booknotes

Firmly I Believe and TrulyThe Spiritual Tradition of Catholic EnglandEdited by John Saward, John Morrill, and Michael TomkoOxford University Press, $65, 832 pp....

A Cherished Accommodation

On April 12, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops published “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” its latest statement decrying alleged governmental attacks on...

Second-rate Nietzsche

It’s perhaps easiest to introduce Michel Houellebecq, the controversial French writer whose new novel The Map and the Territory recently won the prestigious Prix...

Cup or Chalice?

Six months after the imposition of the new English edition of the Roman Missal, the volume of dissatisfaction has moderated. People seem resigned to the wooden and...

The Man Behind the March

Bayard Rustin was a pacifist, a radical, black, and gay. Not exactly well positioned to influence mid-century America. Yet, from the 1940s through the ’60s, he...

We’re All Salesmen Now

A revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, is currently playing on Broadway to packed houses....

The Hard Problem

When I discuss the scientific study of human consciousness with my general-education students, I begin by introducing them to a field-monitoring device used by a...

Catholic Kosher

Testifying before Congress about religious liberty last February, William Lori, archbishop of Baltimore, proffered an analogy. The government would not force a...

Something New

After being told about her cousin Elizabeth’s pregnancy, Mary set out at once to visit her—a wonderful example of how eager she was to serve, to give, to be of use...

Heroic nuns, means & ends, class prejudice, etc.

Thank You, SistersRegarding your May 18 editorial “Rome & Women Religious”: I visited a fetid Bolivian prison with a diminutive American sister of the Daughters...

“Let the Messiah Come Down Now from the Cross”

The subject has made claims.Let us see.Regard this as an experiment.Doubt has doggedthe whole story from the start:Thomas, of course,Jesus himself in the garden,now...

What We Owe Animals

Even as a child growing up on a farm, I always had an uneasy relationship with animals. This uneasiness began with a horse named Jack, the gelding half of a team...