Human Rights CouncilThe Human Rights Council of the United Nations has finally become a reality. After months of negotiations, the U.N.
Hope for Haiti
With the February election of René Préval as its new president, Haiti, poorest of countries in the Western Hemisphere, may now have some chance to move into the future with greater hope for peace and
A Church at the Margins
I stepped out of my small room at the Maryknoll Center House in Tokyo and turned to walk down the hall.
Limbo, Infants and the Afterlife
Forty-some years ago, at the baptism of our fourth infant son, I murmured a half-serious doubt to a fellow graduate student, Should the church really be baptizing babies without their awareness?
The Sure Way to Peace and Justice
When Pope Benedict XVI was elected, and celebrated his inaugural Mass last year, I was in India. Later I visited Thailand and Laos.
Books and Culture
While reading Maureen Fitzgerald’s doctoral dissertation a few years ago, I was introduced to Sister Mary Irene Fitzgibbon, an Iri
One might not expect a book about Carthusians, “the Western world’s most austere monastic order,” to be a page turner, but this sensitive
For most people, spring means warm weather, the return of birds and the flowering of nature.
The award-winning poetry of Louise Glück (former poet laureate of the United States) is like the fiction of Henry James: the more you rer
[Interview with James Martin, S.J., on WHYY Radio about his book.] R