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February 26, 2001

Vol.184 / No.6
Of Many Things
George M. AndersonFebruary 26, 2001

In mid-November, I took the bus down to Washington to sit in on the fall meeting of the U.S. bishops - partly because they were to vote on their pastoral statement regarding the need to re-vamp our draconian criminal justice system, an issue I follow for America. The meeting spanned four days, and o

Paul J. FitzgeraldFebruary 26, 2001

Following up on his well-received first book Eyes on Jesus Michael Kennedy a Jesuit priest presents the prayerful reader with another set of poetic Ignatian meditations These Gospel dramas rsquo speak to the heart and engage the mind by kindling the imagination and inflaming the affect The pa

Robert F. MorneauFebruary 26, 2001

Back in the 17th century, the Anglican priest-poet George Herbert maintained that the national sin of his day was idleness. Whether that was an accurate portrayal we must leave to historians and sociologists. But Herbert had no qualms in proposing that there was sin—one of a national kind.This

The Word
John R. DonahueFebruary 26, 2001

The first two Sundays of Lent present the temptation and transfiguration of Jesus which form a virtual epitome of the paschal mystery Jesus taking on human form humbled himself even to death and was tested by his Father yet this was a presage of his glorification The following three Sundays in

Virginia Sullivan FinnFebruary 26, 2001

From the beginning, it has been hard for me to understand. It’s odd. I have always been ferociously anti-guru. If I sense the slightest odor of charisma, I run for cover. Fortunately, I came to discover that Virginia, a spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition, disliked being called a teac

Faith in Focus
Lorraine V. MurrayFebruary 26, 2001

I spotted the woman the moment I walked into the hospital lobby. Shaking and sobbing uncontrollably, she was talking to someone on the phone. I couldn’t hear what she was saying, yet I felt a strong urge to comfort her. But something stopped me. She’s a stranger, I reminded myself, and i

Robert DurbackFebruary 26, 2001

In June 1994 in an Italian restaurant in Baltimore Michael Downey met with his friend and colleague Catherine Mowry LaCugna a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame Together over linguini and Lonergan they hatched a plot Lamenting the notoriously dense and complex language sur