January 21, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 2Whole No. 4801 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Violence in Kenya & Pakistan, the Olympics comes to Beijing
A Time for Unconventional Wisdom
The political news from Iowa and New Hampshire has undercut the conventional wisdom about our present political culture.

Articles

Church Teaching and My Fathers Choice
John J. Hardt
If I’m ever in a situation where I’m permanently unconscious and unable to eat,” says my father, “I’m begging you: Let me go.
A Martyr to the Nazis
Andreas R. Batlogg
The faithful witness of Alfred Delp, S.J.
Saved by Hope
Gerald O'Collins
Pope attacks the cruelty of Atheism" and Pope Replies to The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins were two of the headlines that greeted Benedict XVIs second encyclical, Saved by Hope
From the Pen of Alfred Delp
Here I am at the parting of the ways and I must take the other road after all.

Books and Culture

Books
Norms, Reforms
John J. Coughlin
At the height of the sexual abuse crisis in Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law claimed that canon law had prevented him from taking action to prot
Books
Ever Ancient, Ever New
John E. Thiel
Elizabeth Johnson’s theological talent has flourished in many ways, much to the benefit of the academy and the church.
Books
Remembering Anna
James T. Keane
Mary Gordon's 'Circling My Mother,' reviewed

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Light of Hope
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
A Christian Essential
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Boston's Labor Priest
Joseph J. Fahey, Thomas A. Kochan
Remembering Edward F. Boyle
Columns
Dynasties
Terry Golway
'The phenomenon is not just about two ambitious families, but about a political culture.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue
Poem
St. Vincent
Angela ODonnell
Letters
Letters

Web Only

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Sean Dempsey
The rock 'n roll theology of The Hold Steady