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May 16, 2005

Vol.192 / No.17
News

Cardinal, Not Pope, Will Preside at Beatification of Marianne CopeMother Marianne Cope of Molokai, Hawaii, will be beatified in mid-May, but Pope Benedict XVI will not celebrate the beatification Mass. For years, Vatican officials and theologians have been discussing the possibility of returning to

Books
Paul WilkeMay 16, 2005

Not long ago surely in a fit of masochism I dusted off The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire What with the current administration rsquo s tactful outsourcing of war to the brave but dominantly underclass warrior lack of interest for anything that smacks of environmental concern and the conspi

Russell ShawMay 16, 2005

Not long after the U.S. bishops’ special assembly in Denver in June 2004, a journalist asked the home office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., whether the question of holding a plenary council and/or regional synod to deal with the crisis of the church from the sc

The Word
Dianne BergantMay 16, 2005

quot The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the love of God and the fellowship or community koinon a of the Holy Spirit be with all of you rdquo This passage taken from Paul rsquo s First Letter to the Corinthians is familiar to many of us for it is often used as the greeting in our liturgy

Columns
Lorraine V. MurrayMay 16, 2005

I am sitting at my desk near the library’s back door when I notice a hat on the floor. Evidently one of the many theology students rushing to class dropped it. I notice that it is a fine hat, made of wool and clearly hand-knit, so I trust its owner will return shortly. If not, I remind myself,

Books
Thomas H. StahelMay 16, 2005

The thesis of this book is that like Nazareth this town hidden in the Cajun country of south central Louisiana has been the home of holy people whom an oblivious world ought to know about And it rsquo s true Grand Coteau La makes Nazareth in Galilee look like the Great White Way Can anything

Film
Richard A. BlakeMay 16, 2005

Most people drink in order to enjoy wine. Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti) enjoys wine in order to drink. Surely there are as many definitions of alcoholism as there are drinkers, or even as there are people who have ever thought about it, but Miles has enough classic symptoms to give friends reason to