August 2, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 3Whole No. 4658

Editorials

The Political Season

The conventional wisdom about presidential election campaigns is that the American voting public does not begin to pay attention until after the Labor Day weekend.

Articles

An Uncertain Path
Fred J. Naffzige

Sad? Unbelievable? Outrageous? Whatever one thinks about the recent bankruptcy filing by the Archiocese of Portland, Ore., it is certainly unprecedented.

Reverence Over Reason?
Drew Christiansen

Two prominent rabbis have denounced the failure of Catholics publicly to brand the recent film “The Passion of the Christ” as anti-Semitic.

American Catholics and the State
Gregory A. Kalscheur

In December 1960, shortly after a Catholic Democrat had been elected president of the United States, Time magazine devoted a lengthy cover story to the topic “U.S.

Books and Culture

Books
Going My Way
Robert F. Walch
The dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and assistant secretary of defense in the Clinton administration, Jose
Books
We're Broke
Cecilio Morales
While Ronald Reagan tagged Democrats with his tax and spend label, it was his 1980 electoral adversary, Jimmy Carter, who while governing
Books
Oke's Odyssey
John C. Hawley
If Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka are arguably the grandfathers of Nigerian literature, and Ben Okri and Buchi Emecheta are their success
Film
Burning Bush
Richard A. Blake
The worm turns.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Seeing Is Believing. Really?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Hail, Holy Queen
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Lourdes Diary
James Martin, SJ
Part One
Columns
Redrafting America
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Thomas J. Reese
Letters
Letters
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