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September 23, 2002

Vol.187 / No.8
The Word
John R. Donahue September 23, 2002

For the next three weeks our tour through Matthew rsquo s storehouse of things old and new Mt 13 52 pauses at three parables often called ldquo Matthew rsquo s Debate With the Synagogue Across the Street rdquo They are told amid the mounting opposition to Jesus during his final days in Jerusa

Letters
September 23, 2002

Life Experience

For some time now, I have intended to write you to commend you on your excellent writing and articles on the sexual abuse issues in the Catholic Church. The report in Signs of the Times (7/29) about the remarks of Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz prompts me to write.

Randall S. Rosenberg September 23, 2002

Karl Rahner, S.J., (1904-84) and Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-88), are in my estimation the two most influential Catholic theologians of the 20th century. Rahner, a German Jesuit priest profoundly influenced by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, spent his life primarily as a teacher and

Poem
Wally Swist September 23, 2002

after Andre Breton

 

The chiaroscuro of nuance,

Books
Franco Mormando September 23, 2002

On Nov 7 1630 Orazio Morandi abbot of the Roman monastery of Santa Prassede and former general of the Benedictine order of Vallombrosa was found dead in his cell in the Eternal City rsquo s Tor di Nona prison Although the doctor on duty and a friar confessor insisted that he died a natural dea

James Martin, SJ September 23, 2002

To explain how my experience as a parent has been a spiritual path, I have to begin seven years before my first child was born. At age 22, I was feeling more lost in my life than I’ve ever been before or since. My life was devoid of meaning and more than grim. In my lowest moment I latched ont

News

Pope Urges World to Address Underlying Causes’ of TerrorismAt a special general audience marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, Pope John Paul II said it was necessary and urgent to address the global injustices that created the conditions for