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April 24, 2006

Vol.194 / No.15
The Word
Daniel J. Harrington April 24, 2006

quot Back to basics rdquo is a familiar slogan in many walks of life including religion The basics of Christianity include the creeds moral precepts and sacraments But where do these basics come from The Scripture readings for the Third Sunday of Easter can help us answer that question The e

Tom Fox April 24, 2006

The Catholic Church’s social teachings need to be heard today throughout our country. Our church has much to say to this moment. But our collective record in conveying these teachings is rather modest. Can we do better? What voices can be gathered to share our rich and growing heritage of soci

Current Comment
The Editors April 24, 2006

Sant'Egidio Comes to AmericaThe most important Catholic group that you may never have heard of is the Sant’Egidio community. Their anonymity may lessen with an upcoming convention, Religion and Cultures, to be held at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C., on April 26-27. It will be t

Letters
Our readers April 24, 2006

Truly Distinguished

I write this as a board member of the Venerable John Henry Newman Association. It has been a concern of the association for some time to distinguish itself from the Cardinal Newman Society, which society appears so prominently in your editorial, Measuring

Books
Peter Heinegg April 24, 2006

What exactly is the conservative intellectual tradition in America More troubling still what can be said who can be cited to counter Lionel Trilling rsquo s pronouncement in his preface to The Liberal Imagination 1950 that In the United States at this time liberalism is not only the dominant

Bruce Nieli April 24, 2006

This year the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle, commonly known as the Paulists, is beginning the process of seeking beatification for its founder, Isaac Thomas Hecker. To see Father Hecker declared blessed would indeed be an encouraging sign not only for our Paulist community but also for

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington April 24, 2006

All over the world people seem to be searching for their ldquo identity rdquo Some find it in religion race or gangs often with disastrous results There are also others especially the young with very little sense of identity or self-esteem Here too the result is sometimes tragic issuing in