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September 17, 2007

Vol.197 / No.7
News

Ex-Legionary Group Offers Court Computer Files The head of a network of former members of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi has offered to hand over computer files to a Virginia circuit court after being sued by the religious order. Paul Lennon, president of the nonprofit organization Re

Letters
September 17, 2007

A Great Mitzvah In Lovingly Observant (6/18), Susannah Heschel beautifully expressed why her fathers writings touched the hearts and minds of so many peopleJews and Christians alike. If ever there was a crystalline example of what Hans Urs von Balthasar called kneeling theology, it was Abraham Joshu

Books
Gale Swiontkowski September 17, 2007

In 2004 Franz Wright won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Walking to Martha 8217 s Vineyard In 2006 Wright followed this success with God 8217 s Silence about which James S Torrens S J poetry editor of America has written in these pages 4 9 and which I consider brilliant 8212 many of

John J. Strynkowski September 17, 2007

As a seminarian from 1960 to 1964 and as a priest from 1969 to 1971, I studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. One of the lessons I learned from several of the Jesuit professors there was the importance of attending to the historical circumstances surrounding the doctrinal pronouncemen

Current Comment
The Editors September 17, 2007

Its a Dogs Life Cruelty toward pets, all agree, is the kind of behavior law-abiding citizens should not tolerate. Understandably, then, recent revelations that N.F.L. quarterback Michael Vick oversaw a dog-fighting operation that tortured and killed dogs have prompted widespread public condemnat

Faith in Focus
Kevin O'Brien September 17, 2007

A line still forms outside the Father McKenna Center at St. Aloysius Church in Washington, D.C. People come to the cramped but homey church basement looking for food, clothing, housing and personal support. They still tell stories about Father McKenna, who died 25 years ago. To know the story of Fat

Columns
Terry Golway September 17, 2007

As millions of college students settle into the new academic year, criminal investigators across the nation are looking into troubling relationships between student-loan providers and financial aid offices. By all indications, these relationships have very little to do with education and lots to do