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November 14, 2005

Vol. 193 / No. 15

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Edward M. WelchNovember 14, 2005

Jesus did not have much to say about tax policy. He brushed off questions, saying, Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. The Gospel message does, however, have important implications for how we should collect taxes. Christ clearly taught that we should be concerned about the least among us, that

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonNovember 14, 2005

Migration is a word heard with ever greater frequency, and I heard a lot about its many aspects—mostly painful ones—during a three-day conference last June at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Representatives from Fairfield and some 20 other Jesuit institutions, including several from

November 14, 2005

Careful Scrutiny

In his excellent column Of Many Things on Sept. 12, Drew Christiansen, S.J., mentions the contention of Michael Buckley, S.J., that the roots of atheism were in 17th-century natural theology and suggests that the proponents of intelligent design...are repeating

The EditorsNovember 14, 2005

The Senate majority leader, Bill Frist, Republican of Tennessee, complained bitterly that it was a political stunt. He was referring to the invocation by the minority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, of Senate rules to call the body into secret session to discuss the failure of the Senate Int

Faith in Focus
Margaret Roche MaceyNovember 14, 2005

In the summer of 1975, I met Paul Dent, S.J. I was passing through Chicago and stopped to visit a friend who was spending the summer at Loyola University. He invited me to stay for dinner, and we decided to go to a late afternoon Mass before we ate. The Mass was held in the basement of a Jesuit resi

Arts & Culture Books
Philip ClaytonNovember 14, 2005

Those who don rsquo t know history are doomed to repeat it Or in Woody Allen rsquo s more memorable paraphrase History repeats itself It has to Nobody listens the first time round In great history writing the author immerses us in a world vastly different from our own while somehow demonstrat

Arts & Culture Books
Charles R. MorrisNovember 14, 2005

Voltaire loved to mock the pretensions of scholastic philosophythe notion that some grand intellectualist construction would explain any fact the conviction that one rsquo s own mental categories were the real stuff of the universe the assumption of a guiding intelligence behind every event What