2011-10-21

Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2011

Legacy of a Country Priest

Chapel of the Rosary, Lourdes, Fritz von Dardel, 1886I never learned his name. He was simply “the curé of Sère-Lanso.” In the 1960s, over the course of several...

The War on Beige

The search for good resources for adult religious formation is not an easy one. There is the Catechism of the Catholic Church itself, of course, authoritative and...

Fertile Crescent?

During the years I taught at the University of Ghana, the United Nations sponsored a Regional Institute for Population Studies there, infelicitously known by the...

Good Melodrama

Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock (1938) was published when the author was thirty-four but reads like the creation of a teenaged genius, a British Arthur Rimbaud. A...

The Persian Version

Ask most people in the West what images they associate with the words “Middle East” and you’ll likely get descriptions of oil wells, desert dunes, and men in...

Minuet with Caesar

The Republic of GraceAugustinian Thoughts for Dark TimesCharles MathewesWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, $20, 279 pp.Migrations of the HolyGod, State, and the Political...

Help Wanted

(Right to left) Benjamin Netanyahu with Yasser Arafat and Nabil Shaath in Davos, 1997; Copyright World Economic ForumNo friend of Israel should minimize the...