April 20, 2009

Vol. 200 No. 13Whole No. 4853 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
The Living Dead; Obama in Europe
Protection for Haitians
Thousands of Haitians in the U.S. face deportation. They deserve better.

Articles

Stewards of Creation
William S. Skylstad
A Catholic approach to climate change
A Farmer's Gift
Kyle T. Kramer
An appreciation of Wendell Berry
A Catholic Moment
Charles R. Morris
America engages a new world: Charles Morris on the magazine from 1959-2009

Books and Culture

Culture
Renew the Face of the Earth
Stephen Bede Scharper
Examining 'The Green Bible'
Art
Cezanne's Ordinary Brilliance
Leo J. O'Donovan
How can the artist's simple portraits and still lifes possibly affect us as deeply as they do?
Art
Christ in the Garden
Franco Mormando
An Easter reflection on Fontana's 'Noli Me Tangere'
Art
Christ in the Garden
Franco Mormando
If Jesus were a gardener, what kind of garden would he plant?
Books
The Greening of America
Olga Bonfiglio
Thomas Friedman has done it again.
Books
A Monks Life; A Planet's Health
James Martin, SJ, Patricia A. Kossmann
Living with Wisdom
Ideas
A Call for Collegiality
Francis A. Sullivan, John J. Strynkowski, John W. O'Malley
Three experts on church history and governance discuss Marco Politi's article on episcopal collaboration.
Television
Broken Down
Airing Tuesday night on PBS: The Released, the grim story of life after prison in Ohio.

Columns and Departments

The Word
You Are Witnesses
Barbara E. Reid
The Word
Trusting Followers
Barbara E. Reid
Columns
In Desert Times
Kyle T. Kramer
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Peter Schineller
Letters
Letters

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  Centennial Celebration
The editors and staff of America and the U.S.
  Once Every Hundred Years
James Martin, SJ
After a year of planning, we still weren't sure how many people were going to attend our Centennial Mass on April 18.&nbsp After all, Timothy M. Dolan had just been installed as the archbishop of New York in a grand Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral a few days before, and that Saturday came in the middle of that liturgical time loosely known as "confirmation season."&nbsp Moreover, as our publisher Jan Attridge noted worriedly, "It's supposed to be really nice on Saturday."
  America Centennial Mass Homily
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick
First of all, I want to say, as speakers on great occasions always say, how honored I am to be here. For me it is very true.