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June 5, 2006

Vol.194 / No.20
Books
Franco MormandoJune 05, 2006

A memoir written by someone not quite a public figure and still a rather young man may not seem compelling to the general population but Charles Scribner rsquo s spiritual-literary-artistic autobiography will at least claim the attention of those who gratefully remember the wonderful New York publi

First a confession: I did not want to write this article. Working as an editor at a Catholic magazine, I have grown tired of reading articles about The Da Vinci Code. Every week brings another book or essay detailing the errors of Dan Brown’s bestseller, which now boasts 40 million copies sold

Of Many Things
Drew ChristiansenJune 05, 2006

Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old peace activist from Seattle, Wash. On March 13, 2003, she was crushed to death by an armored Israeli bulldozer as she attempted to block it from demolishing a Palestinian home in Gaza. Crane’s Chicago Business recently reported that Caterpillar, the company that

Poetry
Erin MurphyJune 05, 2006

After Eamon Grennan’s “Start of March, Connemara”

 

You ask how the gulls find the right angle in the gale,

Books
Peter HeineggJune 05, 2006

As an migr e born in Kiev 1903 one of the world epicenters of Jew-hatred Ir ne N mirovsky may have been a fatalist about the rising tide of Nazism in which she drowned A successful novelist in her adopted country and language N mirovsky seems not to have been surprised when the French po

News

Pope: Peace Entails Religious FreedomPeace and justice in the world require respect for religious freedom, solidarity and policies that look beyond economic gain and show respect for the environment, Pope Benedict XVI told five new ambassadors to the Vatican. Peace is rooted in respect for religious

The Word

According to the Christian doctrine of the Trinity there are three persons in one God Father Son and Holy Spirit The Scriptures are not much interested in the philosophy or metaphysics of God They are mainly concerned with God in relationship with Israel in the Old Testament and with the church