2011-04-08

Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2011

Lightening the Load

Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air: and so shall we be always with the Lord. —1...

veronica wipes the face of Jesus

it was hard befriending   a sadness stretched out like cloth...             the word in his face...

Complementary Traditions

________________________________________________________________The True Wealth of Nations Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life Edited by Daniel K. Finn Oxford...

Cross Purposes

Kathryn Tanner’s Christ the Key takes on what has been the knottiest problem in theological anthropology since the Reformation—namely, the relation between nature...

The role of solidarity

Part of the Problem Cathleen Kaveny’s column “Sick Minds” (March 11) about her sister’s work with the homeless and her thoughts on the Tucson tragedy reminded me of...

Small Wonders

From Na WeweWhen the Oscars are handed out each year for best picture, actors, etc., you have the dubious pleasure of comparing your taste with the Motion Picture...

Was Marx Right?

Photo: © eugeneThirty-five years ago many people in the United States and Europe were willing to give Marxism a hearing. Just a decade later nearly everyone agreed...

Humming with Mystery

When President Barack Obama announced an executive order creating a Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, he said, “As our nation invests in science and...

Hallowed Ground

While visiting my sister Mary and her husband recently in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I saw a beautiful cemetery and asked Mary to pull the car over so I could take...

Dorothy’s Days

Thirty years after her death, Dorothy Day remains “the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism.” I made that...

Conscience & the Cortex

I grew up in a conservative Evangelical community and read some Marx, Bertrand Russell, and Voltaire as a teenager, so I was predisposed to sympathize with some of...

All Too Alienable

In the 1970s the philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff witnessed first-hand what happens when a people tries to replace justice with goodwill. In order to justify their...