A Time for Peace
In the final week of July 2005, a month darkened by terrorist violence in London, the Irish Republican Army officially declared an end to its armed campaign to eliminate British rule in Northern Irela
I received a thoughtful e-mail message recently from a late 1980’s graduate of a Jesuit university.
Bush, Torture and Lincoln's Legacy
Being the only superpower means never having to say you’re sorry.
Many times in recent months, friends have asked me, “Are you optimistic over the situation in the Holy Land?” In true Jesuit fashion, my response has been, “Yes and no.” Responding to “facts on the
Books and Culture
In August 1917 Pope Benedict XV proposed terms of peace to the nations engaged in the First World War.
Eudora Welty closed her best-selling autobiography, One Writer’s Beginnings, with the words: As you have seen, I am a writer who came
One of the most enduring images I have of my visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City in 1999 is the proliferation of
To qualify as a Hollywood blockbuster, historical epics have to have several things: an anachronistically modern hero, a ruthless villain, a