May 10, 2010

Vol. 202 No. 15Whole No. 4893 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Beating Back the Squid; New Eyes on the Prize; African Beliefs
Pilgrim People, Part I
Even in high places we Catholics are in the company of sinners as well as saints.

Articles

When West Met East
Jeremy Clarke
Matteo Ricci's cross-cultural mission to China
Quantum Spirituality
William J. O'Malley
The physical sciences, once believed to be antithetical to God, can exorcize our attempts to box in this awesome energy.

Books and Culture

Books
Hitlers Calculus
Thomas R. Murphy
A wise historians synthesis of his career work on World War II
Books
Parables of Redemption
Richard A. Blake
Robert Bresson's films explore the mysteries of grace.
Books
Mistaken Identity
Elias D. Mallon
John L. Esposito's new book deals not so much with the future of Islam as with its present.
Film
Boys and Girls in America
Jim McDermott
At the heart of “Kick-Ass” lies a fulsome rage directed at apathy and cowardice.
Ideas
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Robert E. Lauder
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Columns and Departments

The Word
A Uniting Love
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
Seeding Cyberspace
Lori Erickson
Columns
Of Many Things
Peter Schineller
Columns
Resurrection Redux
Kyle T. Kramer
Poem
A Land Before Time
Bonnie J. Manion
Letters
Letters

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  Twelve Things the Bishops Have Learned From the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis
Blase J. Cupich
The Catholic bishops of the United States have learned many lessons from the sex abuse crisis. These twelve are among the most important.