Cover Image

July 16, 2007

Vol.197 / No.2

July 16, 2007

Ellen K. BoegelJuly 16, 2007

Media reaction to the recent United States Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the federal ban on partial-birth abortion reflected unfortunate confusion concerning the legitimate relationship between religion and political debate in American society. The case, Gonzales v. Carha

From 2007, Drew Christiansen, S.J., on Pope Benedict's unexpected success as a diplomat

Andrew M. GreeleyJuly 16, 2007

The Irish haven't lost their faith, just their willingness to bow to church authority.

Of Many Things

Priest, namesake, friend--memories of Fr. Maurice Reidy

Letters
July 16, 2007

Wrestling Long and Hard

As a member of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, I want to praise Bishop Donald W. Trautman, who usefully highlights some of the challenges facing translators of the Roman Missal (How Accessible Are the New Mass Translations? 5/21).

Editorials
The EditorsJuly 16, 2007

Americans have finally accepted the need for "greener" living.

Faith in Focus
Martin PableJuly 16, 2007

As my spiritual directee described what she called “a meltdown” in talking with her husband, she sighed, “I just don’t care anymore.” Things were not going well at the parish where she is on staff. She was fatigued; her husband was not recovering well from an injury; sh