2010-06-18

Date: 
Friday, June 18, 2010

Gilbert Meilaender’s war record, the future of religion

ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE Paul Lauritzen portrays Gilbert Meilaender as a stalwart defender of human life (“Intellectual Street Fighter,” May 21). But from what I’ve...

dotCommonweal

CLICK HERE In March 2006, the editors decided to try something new—and terrifying. We started a blog. With the help of several regular contributors—including David...

What Are Friends For?

It is not easy to see how Israel’s friends can help divert it from the isolating and self-destructive policies it has pursued in recent years. The senseless assault...

Catholic Unity

With regret and some trepidation, Commonweal and many other prolife Catholic commentators and organizations, including the Catholic Health Association, disagreed...

The Unwanted

I’ve changed my mind about the outcry against sex-selective abortion. Since the 1980s, when the issue emerged here in India and neighboring China, I’ve been...

Corporate Mischief

Even before the McCain-Feingold Law of 2002, federal law prohibited corporations from using their own funds (their “treasury funds”) to make direct contributions or...

In Service

The shortchanging of women’s role in history is an old story, and one that until recently was taken for granted. Whether as wife/accomplice/seductress (Eve),...

Rebel with a Cause

The past few years have been a golden period for those who like bashing religion and its claim to be an important dimension of human life. Discerning a public eager...

Letter to My Mother

Early October sky wears more gray than your old wool sweater. Wind chills my neck like the string of pearls left on your dresser.      ...

Grand Illusions

Dealing with a cold, you’ve probably taken one of those “time release” capsules that administer micropellets of antihistamine at intervals, thus ensuring a full...

For Worse

American couples’ ambitions for personally fulfilling marriages have never been higher nor—given the high rates of divorce—more elusive. Thus, as Rebecca Davis...

The Peril of Vehemence

In her new book, Susan A. Clancy offers a powerful and unsettling message about childhood sexual abuse in the United States. The Trauma Myth is a scathing attack on...