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May 15, 2006

Vol.194 / No.17
The Word
Daniel J. Harrington May 15, 2006

One of the most prominent and profound words in John rsquo s theological lexicon is the term for ldquo remain in abide dwell in rdquo Greek menein It describes the relationship with God that Jesus rsquo life death and resurrection have made possible for those who believe and love The readin

George M. Anderson May 15, 2006

Buffalo, frigid northern city of—refugees? Yes, refugees. I spent a week in Buffalo last June helping out in a small Jesuit parish, St. Ann’s, located in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Among the first issues the pastor told me about was the struggle of refugees and asylum

Current Comment
The Editors May 15, 2006

Professionals and PatriotsWashington has rumbled for years with rumors of professional dissent at the Pentagon and C.I.A. from Bush administration policies in the war on terror and the invasion of Iraq. Occasionally the dissent has become public, as when Gen. Eric Shinseki, then chairman of the Join

Faith in Focus

Though she first introduced me to intercontinental travel, Auntie Lee does not venture very far anymore. Mostly she is pushed in her wheelchair from bed to dining room, from recreation - movies, sing-alongs, the Rosary - to her usual post across from the nursing station at Abbott Terrace, a long-ter

Books
Cecilio Morales May 15, 2006

Did the founding fathers have in mind today rsquo s roughly 500 billion-a-year federal social programs when they penned the constitutional pledge to promote the general Welfare What is the general welfare anyway and who should be its caretaker These are some of the questions Charles Murray raise

Robert Nugent May 15, 2006

Thomas Merton spent almost half his life in the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, a Trappist monastery in Kentucky. Strict silence was an integral part of the Trappist way of life when he entered in 1941. Merton took readily to the rule of strict silence, but circumvented it when necessary. By the mi

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington May 15, 2006

Luke is the New Testament author most responsible for our concept of the Easter season and the Ascension of Jesus At the beginning of Acts Luke rsquo s sequel to his Gospel he tells us that the risen Jesus made appearances to his disciples during the 40 days after Easter and ascended to heaven T