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December 1, 2003

Vol.189 / No.18
Tom DeignanDecember 01, 2003

The most startling fact about Edwin O rsquo Connor rsquo s life was its brevity The acclaimed author of such mid-century Irish and Catholic classics as The Last Hurrah and The Edge of Sadness seemed a fit and healthy man Yet he died when he was just 49 in 1968 following a stroke Perhaps more imp

Frederick W. GluckDecember 01, 2003

The Catholic Church in the United States is going through the greatest crisis in its history. Dealing with crises is not a problem unique to church leaders; it is a task faced by leaders of any complex organization. When faced with a crisis, U.S. corporate leaders often bring in a firm like McKinsey

The Word
Dianne BergantDecember 01, 2003

rsquo Hail full of grace The Lord is with you rdquo Mary was puzzled at such a greeting She was certainly familiar with God rsquo s mysterious presence in the Holy of Holies which made the temple in Jerusalem so sacred But this greeting was addressed to her The Lord was with her And she wa

Edward M. WelchDecember 01, 2003

The Catholic Church has taught for over a century that the use of money, capital and markets must be subservient to the good of humankind. It has said that free competition though justified and quite useful within certain limits, cannot be an adequate controlling principle in economic affairs, and h


Boston Archbishop Calls Same-Sex Decision Alarming’Reacting to a decision by Massachusetts’ highest court to overturn a ban on same-sex marriages, Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley of Boston called it alarming and said he hopes the state’s legislators will have the courage and comm

Janet McCannDecember 01, 2003

She is edgy and bored in the adult

Richard M. GulaDecember 01, 2003

Ever since John Gallagher rsquo s work Time Past Time Future 1990 chronicled the disintegration of the manualist genre in moral theology we have needed a serious study that would examine the method content style and purpose of the post-manualist conciliar-inspired fundamental moral theology