April 25, 2011

Vol. 204 No. 14Whole No. 4931 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Tough Talk From Dublin; Goldstone Reports Again; Budget Cuts Hurt Women
Easter Peace
When we Christians hear the Easter greeting of peace, we should be dismayed as much as consoled.

Articles

Holding On
Vincent J. Miller
Even in death, Christ never let go.
The Good Fight
Jerome Kodell
How Christians suffer, die and rise with Jesus

Books and Culture

Books
Fatherless Son
Ron Hansen
Ron Hansen reviews Andrew Dubus' memoir of his absentee father
Books
Reasons to Believe
David Van Biema
'In the Valley of the Shadow' is James L. Kugels volley in the God/no-God wars.
Books
Goodness in Our Midst
Dianne Bergant
Poems and prayers from Thomas Flowers, S.J.
Books
Remembering Ray
Bill Williams
In the wake of her husband's death, Joyce Carol Oates struggled with resentment, despair, rage, and guilt.
Books
Mission-Driven
Thomas P. Rausch
The story of the men and women who planted Christianity in Africa and Asia
Books
An Influential Force
William J. Gould
Back in the 1960s, there was almost universal acceptance among social scientists of the “secularization thesis,” the belief that as socie
Film
Attention Must Be Paid
Karen Sue Smith
In the Korean film ‘Poetry,’ empathy and gratitude follow from attentiveness and reflection.
Film
Searchers
Paul Mariani
Together with director James Franco, Paul Mariani set out to find the poet, Hart Crane.