A Report From Los AngelesAnyone lamenting the health of the Catholic Church would have been cheered by this year’s Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the largest Catholic convention in the country, held every year since 1967.
A Tough Subject
The current scandal of sexual abuse at a juvenile facility in Texas is but one example of a phenomenon that has long been a dark underside of the U.S. prison systemthe rape of prisoners. The Texas case involves the abuse of youths by staff members at a state-run school.
Books and Culture
The summer solstice was around the corner, but our seasonal fog had not yet appeared.
In future years, when the history of our lagging environmental consciousness is written, there may well be a special place devoted to the wo