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May 29, 2006

Vol.194 / No.19

May 29, 2006

Patrick LangMay 29, 2006

“For 14 hours yesterday, I was at work—teaching Christ to lift his cross by the numbers, and how to adjust his crown; and not to imagine he thirst until after the last halt. I attended his Supper to see that there were no complaints; and inspected his feet that they should be worthy of the nails

Brendan ByrneMay 29, 2006

For centuries, Mark’s Gospel shared the fate of Cinderella in the well-known German folktale. As Cinderella languished in the kitchen until rescued by her prince, Mark suffered almost total eclipse by its three longer fellows (Matthew, Luke and John). A century and a half ago, in scholarly cir

Of Many Things
James Martin, S.J.May 29, 2006

"Pas de vitesse," said our instructor in Italian-accented French. Then in English, "No rushing." I was one of several men being trained to work as a volunteer in the baths at Lourdes last month, and I was worried. This was my third visit to the French town of Lourdes, where the V

Our readersMay 29, 2006

Missing Reference

I was astonished on reading your editorial The Worst of All Options (5/8), describing Iran’s nuclear future and American response options, to find not one mention of Israel. Given that nation’s multiplicity of actual and potential roles in this matter, the

The EditorsMay 29, 2006

Although the number of women prisoners is far smaller than the number of men, the rate of incarceration for women is rising at a much faster rate than for men. Over 200,000 women are now behind bars throughout the country, most of them African American and Hispanic. And according to the nonprofit Se

"The Kiss of Judas," by Giotto
Faith Features
James Martin, S.J.May 29, 2006

Will the Gospel of Judas change Christian understanding of Judas’s role in the passion narratives? Probably not.

Faith Features
Pheme PerkinsMay 29, 2006

A New Testament Scholar demystifies the newly popular Gnostic text.