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June 20, 2005

Vol.192 / No.21
Books
Nancy HawkinsJune 20, 2005

The newest book by the papal biographer and social commentator George Weigel owes much of its theory to the late Pope John Paul II and its main questions read like a sermon by the new pope Benedict XVI The Cube and the Cathedral is an excellent read It is clear to the point and engaging and en

Jeffrey J. GuhinJune 20, 2005

What does the number 26,300,000 signify? It’s not the number of seconds in a day (734,400); it’s not the population of France (61,000,000); it’s not Donald Trump’s salary for his work on The Apprentice this year ($3,200,000 to say "You’re fired" 34 times). It

The Word
Dianne BergantJune 20, 2005

Although it is not Trinity Sunday the readings for today invite us to reflect on the mystery of our triune God and on the way of living to which intimacy with God calls us It is really the psalm that sets the stage for our reflections It summons us to praise God for the goodness shown us ldquo T

Faith in Focus
Greg KandraJune 20, 2005

"Lord, teach us to pray. Are there any words in the Gospel more poignant than these? Here is a phrase that pulls us to the very core of belief - a request that cries out for consolation, instruction, guidance and hope. Throw us a lifeline, Jesus. We need help. Teach us to pray! After two millen

John F. KavanaughJune 20, 2005

It should come as no surprise to readers of this column that I find President Bush profoundly deficient in implementing his culture of life theme. Sometimes, when I fail in charity and am tempted to judge his character, I even suspect it a cynical move to use an expression famously invoked by Pope J

Books
Joseph A. LoyaJune 20, 2005

At the closing of the interreligious World Day of Peace in Assisi in 1986 Pope John Paul II articulated the essence and value of the day rsquo s fasting and prayer ldquo Let us see in it an anticipation of what God would like the developing history of humanity to be a fraternal journey in which

J. Michael MillerJune 20, 2005

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the document from the Second Vatican Council that outlined the church’s relations with the great non-Christian religions in light of a renewed theology. The declaration was the first systematic, positive and comprehensive presentation ever