Evil and Good
Faced with the enormity of suffering and evil that we have seen in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, it is impossible to find words that are adequate to comprehend it.
Prayers and Politics at Kahnawake
The bridge over the St. Lawrence River in Canada hangs in the twilight, a connection to some different sense of time and space. It is the summer of 2000 and my last day in Montreal.
Solidarity Brings Hope for Peace in Sudan
From a high ridge in Nimule, Sudan, I looked across a quiet valley to the Nile Riverthe source of life for thousands who pull their living from its muddy waters.
Whom Should the Patient Trust?A Friendly Reply to Kevin Wildes
In a recent article in America (Patient No More, 7/16), Kevin W.
Dealing With Terrorism
Timothy McVeigh is dead, executed for committing the largest single act of terrorism by an American citizen.
The Laying Down of Life
Two days after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, I made my way to one of the emergency trauma centers in Manhattan.
Before Retaliation or Redemption
There are times when even an atheist must ask, Who or what can save us from our plight? Sometimes the great rages of the earth, the physical evils of earthquake and tidal wave prompt the question.
Books and Culture
All too often, significant court cases fail to arouse universal interest.
Rémy Rougeau has written a fresh and surprising narrative about the monastic life.
Visiting friends in New England recently, I listened to their lament about parish life.
Forgive the ponderous title. As a veteran reviewer, I do recognize the limits of my role.