2010-04-09

Date: 
Friday, April 9, 2010

Contemplative activism, Anglicans, bishops

HAND IT OVER Thank you for publishing Luke Timothy Johnson’s article on mysticism (“Dry Bones,” February 26). It is critically important, and I hope it will return...

No Coward

Making health-care reform “abortion neutral” was never going to be easy. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) was the first to demonstrate that it was possible, practically...

Unbalanced

The new documentary film 12th & Delaware, which will air on HBO this summer, was shot on a corner in Fort Pierce, Florida, where there’s an abortion clinic on...

Holy Ground

I recently traveled to Rome with Mary, Our Lady of Light. I sat in coach, she in a plastic PVC pipe in the overhead compartment. She was painted on a piece of...

Fire & Sword

Among the forces that motivate people to torture and kill other people, religion is unique. In wars or other forms of collective violence it inspires the worst kind...

Hard-wired for God?

For centuries we thought that God was the source of our sense of God. God’s self-disclosure, we assumed, was what evoked in human beings the impulse to believe and...

The Lotus Position

In 1997, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger predicted that the threat to the church posed by Marxism would be exceeded by the threat of Buddhism. Paul Knitter’s new book...

Not So Simple

This collection of essays, like many in the genre, consists of addresses and reflections given by Cardinal Francis George over the past decade or so. It includes...

A Three-cornered Struggle

At the end of Sources of the Self (1990), Charles Taylor argues that the modern West lacks the moral resources it needs to realize its own ideals of universal...

Saint of Salvador

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, Orbis Books has published a pictorial biography of Romero that is...

Techno sapiens?

There is by now an extensive literature on current and prospective developments in genetic engineering aimed at altering our children. One group of commentators...

Madeleines & Magdalens

The project of the literary quarterly Image has always been hard to define. And purposively so. In his introduction to this collection celebrating the journal’s...