March 31, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 11Whole No. 4605

Editorials

God or Country?

With the exception of some Southern Baptist leaders and mega-church pastors, nearly all U.S. churches are opposing war with Iraq.

Articles

Lectio Divina
Daniel J. Harrington

Lectio divina is Latin for spiritual reading.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Eric Stoltz

Here in El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los ángeles, The City of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, a city most people know as Los Angeles, one cannot go long without encountering Our La

Vatican II: Substantive Teaching
Avery Dulles

I appreciate the invitation of the editors of America to respond to the article in this issue by John W.

The Just War Case for the War
George Weigel

It didn’t happen in France, when the question recently was what to do about chaos in Côte d’Ivoire.

Vatican II: Official Norms
John W. OMalley

In his recent article in America (2/24), Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., very helpfully called our attention to six norms for interpreting the Second Vatican Council that were issued

Majesty Above the HeavensHas religion kept up with the expanding universe?
Robert North

The Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths, all principally focused on the Mediterranean world, were based on a conviction that the marvel and complexity of their world required a planner, a creator,

Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions
James Martin, SJ

This series for Lent and Easter focuses on the world of devotions in the life of contemporary believers.

Books and Culture

Books
A Basque Legacy
Terrence E. Dempsey
In a story carried by National Public Radio on Jan.
Books
Choose Life
John B. Breslin
John L’Heureux began his career as a novelist writing about leaving the priesthood in the 70’s in Tight White Collar and The
Film
Certainly Chicago
Richard A. Blake
In October 1927, with the release of “The Jazz Singer,” sound movies became commercially viable.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Hour Has Come
Dianne Bergant
Columns
This Valley of Tears
Valerie Schultz
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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