2011-02-25

Date: 
Friday, February 25, 2011

Joys (& Fears) of Cooking

It was a Mass celebrating a major anniversary of the parish and I was right in the middle of the homily. It was also one of those exquisite moments when the message...

Sources, life decisions, good reading

WOMEN DEACONSThank you for the Last Word by Damian Barry Smyth (“Fitting Service,” January 28). I was fascinated by the history of this document and researched...

Forgotten History

The Catholic Church in the United States is no longer a working-class church. The majority of its traditional, white parishioners have moved up the social scale....

Distant Neighbors

I have often found that interreligious dialogue becomes most interesting when it gets stuck, and that was my experience in Korea last month. I was in the country at...

The Will of the People

Speaking in Cairo in 2009, President Barack Obama pledged America’s support for “governments that reflect the will of the people.” The principles of democracy, he...

Lay That Pistol Down

“I have a Glock 9 millimeter, and I’m a pretty good shot,” Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords told the New York Times last year. Alas, so did, and was, a deranged...