October 13, 2003

Vol. 189 No. 11Whole No. 4625

Editorials

Rape as a War Crime

Ethnic and regional wars, especially over the past two decades in Africa and the Balkans, have brought with them death and destruction on a massive scale.

Articles

Blessed Is She
Patricia A. Kossmann

It was on a balmy day in early autumn, some 20 years ago, that I was privileged to meet Mother Teresa personally.

Clash-Talk
John Renard

As uncertainty and anxiety over global political, social and economic instability rise, so does the quest for the intellectual equivalent of comfort food.

Vatican II and American Politics
Thomas J. Shelley

During much of our history as a nation, many Americans wondered what their Catholic neighbors would do if someday they became the majority of the population.

Books and Culture

Books
Through an Urban Lens
Richard A. Blake
Woody Allen has never been in the Spielberg or Lucas class of popularity with American audiences, yet the critical literature surrounding
Books
Source of Salvation
Denise Lardner Carmody
If you are looking for a concise and clear introduction to Christology, look no further.
Books
Literary Road Map
Tom O
If she’s not careful, Susan Wise Bauer will wind up a guru on PBS.
Books
A Bridge Crossed
Richard J. Hauser
The Inner Experience is a significant addition to Thomas Merton’s (1915-68) books in print.
Books
150 Reasons to Reform
Terry Golway
Is there a high school student in the United States who does not know the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire?
Television
God and the New Fall Shows
James Martin, SJ
This year the question of which new fall shows to review proves unusually easy.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Point of Suffering
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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