March 9, 2009

Vol. 200 No. 8Whole No. 4848 Download PDF

Editorials

Prison Nation
The state of the U.S. correctional system cries out for change
Current Comment
Stopping Cluster Bombs

“Civilian” is the key word in the title of an important new bill before Congress, the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act. Introduced on Feb.

Articles

Exceptional Pastoring
Mary M. Foley
Women in parish leadership
The Word Between Us
Patrick J. McDonald, Claudette McDonald
Lectio divina and deepening marital intimacy

Books and Culture

Culture
The Man From Tarsus
Daniel J. Harrington
Some books on St. Paul
Art
Unburied Treasures
Leo J. O'Donovan
An exhibit on the treasures of Pompeii offers the reconstruction of a whole culture.
Books
Close Correspondents
Paul Mariani
Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop and the 'great might have been'
Television
Charity as Cure
George M. Anderson
Seeing ourselves as instruments of God

Columns and Departments

The Word
Ardent Love
Barbara E. Reid
Columns
More Perfect Unions
Thomas J. Massaro
'Violations of workers' rights cannot go unchallenged.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Letters
Letters