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February 27, 2006

Vol.194 / No.7
Books
Peter Heinegg February 27, 2006

In 1935 a 26-year-old Viennese Jew with a Ph D in art history but no job hastily penned Eine kurze Weltgeschichte f r junge Leser as part of a series called Knowledge for Children before fleeing to England where in time he became director of the Warburg Institute and the celebrated author of

Karen Sue Smith February 27, 2006

In the early 13th century, Francis of Assisi stood before Pope Innocent III and asked him to sanction a new way of life, which ultimately became a new religious order with a twist. The Franciscans would not be cloistered monks, but active brothers living in towns and countrysides, sustained by alms.

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington February 27, 2006

The Lectionary texts for the Sundays of Lent follow a somewhat different pattern from that of Ordinary Time The series of Old Testament readings develops the history of our salvation with reference to the theme of God rsquo s covenant with his people Israel The various Epistle texts help us reflec

George M. Anderson February 27, 2006

"Ruined for life”—that is the humorously ironic phrase used of young women and men who give one or two years of their lives to service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. The phrase was coined by Jack Morris, the Jesuit credited with having started it all—of whom more later. Althou

Valerie Schultz February 27, 2006

My oldest daughter was mugged last Saturday night. She was talking with two friends in the parking lot of a restaurant in Los Angeles before saying goodbye for the evening. Two young men approached her and asked her for a light, and as she offered her lighter, there was suddenly a gun at her head. T

Books
George W. Hunt February 27, 2006

Mel Brooks once said that the toughest and most interesting thing about making a movie was ldquo cutting out each of those tiny sprocket holes on the film strip so that the scenes don rsquo t jerk all over the place rdquo Pace Mr Brooks it is enlightening as well as comforting when a reader lear

Paul Wilkes February 27, 2006

Some might find irony in the fact that at the time the National Pastoral Life Center was issuing a comprehensive report on the burgeoning numbers of laypersons serving in various parish capacities, the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this past November was having difficulti