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April 16, 2001

Vol.184 / No.13
The Word
John R. Donahue April 16, 2001

For those who have made the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius the stress on what Ignatius calls repetitions initially seems tedious Ignatius exhorts the retreatant to repeat and spend days or more on the same meditation asking whether he or she feels consolation or desolation or arrives at some

Editorials
The Editors April 16, 2001

J. R. R. Tolkien, the Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon who became famous by inventing the Hobbits, once pointed out that the Gospel story begins and ends on a note of joy. It begins with the birth of Jesus under the stars in Bethlehem, a moment of purest joy, and it ends with his resurrection in the

Ladislas Orsy April 16, 2001

The trial (yes, trial in the full legal sense) of Jacques Dupuis, S.J., has been concluded, and the author of a pioneering work, Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism, has been cleared of the suspicion (or was it a charge?) of having deviated from the Catholic faith. He is free to have

Books
Denise Lardner Carmody April 16, 2001

I do not know William O rsquo Malley S J but I wish I did I say this because I want both to establish and qualify the objectivity I bring to this review O rsquo Malley who teaches religious studies at Fordham Prep in the Bronx N Y says that God The Oldest Question offers a fresh look at beli

Patricia Ann Lamoureux April 16, 2001

Tax season is upon us once again. For many it is a time of dread, not only because of the complexity of the task, but also because of the likelihood of paying more taxes. Feeling already overtaxed, many may find President George W. Bush’s proposed tax plan appealing. There is something in it f

News

Jesuit Holocaust MartyrThe Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem has formally recognized Adam Sztark, S.J., (1907-42) as Righteous Among Gentiles, a title awarded to those who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II. Father Sztark was rector of a Marian s

Poem
Jerry Harp April 16, 2001

"He observed the wrappings on the ground and saw the piece of cloth