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May 19, 2008

Vol.198 / No.17
The Word
Daniel J. Harrington May 19, 2008

Today we celebrate the feast often called by the Latin name Corpus Christi ldquo the body of Christ rdquo As Paul suggests in 1 Corinthians 10 this term can have two meanings the body of Christ that we share in the Eucharist and the body of Christ that we form as the community of believers un

Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen May 19, 2008

The Information Age has been eclipsed by instantaneous infotainment

When seven Jesuits arrived to set up shop at 32 Washington Square West on Feb. 6, 1909, they had some distinguished company among the buildings flanking New York City’s famous Washington Square Park. One was home to the celebrated novelist Willa Cather; another was the lonely administration bu


Deep Sadness Over Destruction in Myanmar Pope Benedict XVI expressed deep sadness and offered “heartfelt sympathy” after hearing news of “the tragic aftermath” of Cyclone Nargis, which killed tens of thousands in Myanmar. News agencies reported May 6 that more than 22,000 peo


This book is not what I expected I had anticipated a memoir but A Life With Karol is less that and more what its title page describes as ldquo a conversation rdquo Thus while the book generally advances chronologically it moves forward and backward in time as the conversation develops As a c

Faith in Focus
Michael V. Tueth May 19, 2008

During graduate studies in English many years ago, I came to love certain academic books, the first of which was Northrop Frye’s The Anatomy of Criticism. Frye, who applied archetypal analysis to classic literature, labeled comic drama as “the mythos of spring,” a celebration of a

John Nixon, Jr. May 19, 2008

Noting the gaps along my shelves,