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December 12, 2005

Vol.193 / No.19
Andrew SmallDecember 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. FeeneyDecember 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

Poetry
Scott CairnsDecember 12, 2005

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

Editorials
The EditorsDecember 12, 2005

Representative John Murtha, Democrat of Pennsylvania, is a decorated veteran, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a longtime hawk on defense matters. So Washington had a rude awakening when he declared on Nov. 17 that the time had come for the United States to withdraw its troops from

Letters
December 12, 2005

Lack of Progress

Reading the obituary of the esteemed, recently deceased John F. Long, S.J., (Signs of the Times, 10/10) and the tribute to him in a recent address by Brian E. Daley, S.J., reported in America (Signs of the Times, 11/7), I began to wonder what the results

Books
John B. BreslinDecember 12, 2005

If Thomas O rsquo Malley rsquo s first book In the Province of Saints is anything to judge by he has a real future ahead of him as a novelist The story takes place in Ireland more specifically in the southern part between 1976 and 1981 But geography alas does not spare his characters from

Jim Lundholm-EadesDecember 12, 2005

Efforts to improve church management are often sidetracked by three mindsets. First, we can misunderstand the truth that the church is timeless. Of course, Jesus Christ is timeless, some teachings are timeless and much of our worship is timelessbut many other behaviors of the church are time-bound.