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December 12, 2005

Vol.193 / No.19
Books
Ursula King December 12, 2005

Thomas King a professor of theology at Georgetown University has written a fine book deeply rooted in his lifelong meditation on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin his fellow Jesuit whom he approaches above all as a priest and as a scientist with a priestly calling The introduction clearly explains Ki

Sandra Scofield December 12, 2005

My mother, father, little sister and I were living with my widowed grandmother, Frieda Hambleton, in her house in a poor neighborhood of Wichita Falls, Tex. We were crowded, but it was what I had always known, and I was happy. Then she built a house on Grant Street, in the developing part of the cit

Of Many Things
George M. Anderson December 12, 2005

The Catholic Worker is just around the corner from my rectory, and ever since I moved to that neighborhood on the Lower East Side, I have felt blessed by the proximity. I should really say Catholic Workers, with an s, because there are actually two Worker communities a stone’s throw from each

Faith in Focus
Ladislas Orsy December 12, 2005

We are pilgrim people, marching through time but anchored in eternity. We are waiting for a new life to unfold as we celebrate a life that we already own. This is our Christian existence. The gift of hope keeps our eyes on the future; that same hope secures our existence here and now. Hope has an im

Andrew Small December 12, 2005

In his encyclical on the Eucharist, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, published in 2003, Pope John Paul II repeated St. Paul’s admonition to the early church: “[I]t is ‘unworthy’ of a Christian community to partake of the Lord’s Supper amid division and indifference towards the

Books
Joseph J. Feeney December 12, 2005

When a poet writes ldquo I rdquo what does he mean An Irish poet-friend tells me his ldquo I rdquo is always a fiction based on himself but never his real self Literary critics reading an ldquo I rdquo poem discuss the ldquo speaker rdquo or the ldquo voice rdquo but not the ldquo w

Poem
Scott Cairns December 12, 2005

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,