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August 31, 2009

Vol.201 / No.5

August 31, 2009

Anthony ShonisAugust 31, 2009

For me creativity and frustration are two sides of the same coin. And one of the most frustrating times for me as a priest was when I was appointed a pastor at the age of 55. I had spent my entire priest life as a teacher--high school, seminary and university. I had not worked one day in a

John M. D'ArcyAugust 31, 2009

A pastoral reflection on the controversy at Notre Dame

John M. D'Arcy, bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and John R. Quinn, retired archbishop of San Francisco, offer commentary on the University of Notre Dame's decision to award President Barack Obama an honorary degree at its spring commencement. Bishop D'Arcy looks at the controvery and its aftermath

Scott McConnahaAugust 31, 2009

Recent attacks against health care reform and its supporters—based on fears of expanded abortion coverage and state-sponsored euthanasia—are as absurd as Don Quixote’s battles against windmills. Of course, I do not believe opponents of reform are insane, as Don Quixote was thought to be, but the

The chairman of the University of Notre Dame's board of trustees, Richard C. Notebart, and university registrar Harold L. Pace present U.S. President Barack Obama with an academic stole signifying the honorary degree he received during the commencement c eremony at the university in Notre Dame, Ind., in late May. (CNS photo/Christopher Smith)
Politics & Society
John R. QuinnAugust 31, 2009

Lessons from the storm in South Bend

Of Many Things

This year is one of major transition for editors at America.

Letters
August 31, 2009

Ahead of His Time Re “Teilhard at Vespers” (Editorial, 8/17): A moving and beautiful tribute to a great 20th-century theologian. I had the opportunity a couple of years ago to visit Teilhard’s grave in the Jesuit cemetery on the grounds of what is now the Culinary Institute of Amer