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January 5, 2004

Vol.190 / No.1
Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 05, 2004

George Santayana (1863-1952) lived in Boston for 40 years and taught philosophy at Harvard for 23 of those years. He had, however, been born in Spain, never gave up his Spanish citizenship and spent the last four decades of his life in Oxford and Rome. No surprise, therefore, that his comments on th

Books
Ed BlockJanuary 05, 2004

An outspoken critic of the Bush administration and the Catholic Church James Carroll is a former priest who is becoming a redoubtable figure in contemporary letters Since 1974 besides writing a regular column for The Boston Globe he has published over a dozen books including novels memoirs a

Allan WeinertJanuary 05, 2004

Bush piloting requires a special set of skills that goes beyond the automated instrument flying relied on by commercial pilots. Planes must take off and land on short runways that often represent a thin ribbon of hope in an unforgiving landscape. Landing strips are located in the heart of the wilder

The Word
Dianne BergantJanuary 05, 2004

The readings for this Sunday provide us with two distinctive themes a new reality characterized by a wedding and the challenge of life in the Spirit Everyone loves a wedding It is a public manifestation of commitment the beginning of a new family with all its promise and a great time for a party

Thomas G. PlanteJanuary 05, 2004

The study of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy in the United States since 1950, which was commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, is scheduled for release during February 2004. This comprehensive

News

AIDS and Condoms: Issue Far From Settled at the VaticanAs the world paused in early December to assess the gravity of the AIDS epidemic, the Vatican found itself under a fresh barrage of criticism on the issue of condoms. "Activists Blast Vatican Stand on Condoms," "Catholics Should C

Books
Anne CarrJanuary 05, 2004

In this brief but compelling little book Joseph Kelly professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland Ohio offers a thoughtful contemporary theodicy for young Christians Framed as a meditation on the events of Sept 11 2001 the book marshals Kelly rsquo s wide knowledge