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February 26, 2001

Vol.184 / No.6
Books
Emilie GriffinFebruary 26, 2001

I have made quite a study of conversion stories and far from becoming jaded I seem to find each one is a surprise Everyone has an angle God rsquo s angle is also unpredictable Even though the happy ending is more or less assured there are always twists and turns along the way James Martin rs

Columns
Terry GolwayFebruary 26, 2001

Last summer, after the Republican National Convention made history by nominating the son of a former president as its standard-bearer, the writer Andrew Sullivan raised an issue that only now is beginning to make its way onto op-ed pages. How was it, Sullivan wondered, that in a supposedly meritocra

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

Books
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