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October 11, 2004

Vol.191 / No.10
Books
George M. AndersonOctober 11, 2004

Imagine this Your teenage son has been tortured to death under the regime of a Latin American military dictator Imagine too that instead of quietly succumbing to your grief you publicly denounce the murder and speak out against the regime mdash that of the Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner

News

Catholics Engaging in Personal Attacks Over Politics, Says Archbishop FlynnThe fusillade of personal attacks in the current presidential campaign is infecting the debate over issues among Catholics, said Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. Paul-Minneapolis. One wonders why the Christian values of chari

Books
John Jay HughesOctober 11, 2004

ldquo Those who live for a time in Rome experience the church rsquo s age but also its youth They experience the church rsquo s breadth and diversity its religious and human wealth but also the limits and weaknesses of its representatives and members rdquo So writes the widely respected Germa

Richard M. LiddyOctober 11, 2004

Bernard Lonergans writings are notoriously difficult. On more than one occasion I have noticed eyes roll upward at the very mention of his nameas if someone had brought up the topic of nuclear physics. This only makes the depth of peoples attachment to his thought rather mysterious. After all, in th

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonOctober 11, 2004

Central Park lies just a few blocks from America House, and no matter what the season, I sometimes walk there to join other office workers for lunch, on the grass in warm weather or on a bench. Preferring to be on the move, though, I continue on, sandwich in hand, to the center of the park’s 8

Letters
Our readersOctober 11, 2004

Stay Alert

The thoughtful article, Assume Nothing: A Postscript to the John Jay Report, by Beth Sullivan (9/13), clearly illustrates the need for parents to be aware of words or actions by an adult that might indicate that the person is, or could be, a child abuser. As part of the

Books
Ann M. BegleyOctober 11, 2004

The urge to reveal ourselves to others is often stifled by prudence One of the rewards of writing novels is that the inner hidden self of an author can be mined brought to the surface and exhibited as fiction As the Joseph Conrad scholar Norman Sherry demonstrates in his authorized biography of