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May 20, 2002

Vol.186 / No.17
Paul L. LocatelliMay 20, 2002

Speaking to the higher education community at Santa Clara University in October 2000, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., the superior general of the Jesuits, could have been anticipating the tectonic shift that the events of Sept. 11 would cause when he gave a new challenge to all Jesuit colleges and univ

Books
Richard J. HauserMay 20, 2002

Robert King a retired philosophy and religion professor and academic dean discovered only late in his academic career the contemplative dimension of Christianity Indeed the very idea of contemplative practice was alien to the tradition in which I was educated he notes There is a strong emphasi

Columns
Terry GolwayMay 20, 2002

The departure of a White House staff member, even one who is said to be a president’s alter-ego, rarely inspires a raft of cultural commentary. But when Karen Hughes, President George W. Bush’s top advisor, announced in late April that she would be returning to her home state of Texas wi

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonMay 20, 2002

Autobiographies of people who have struggled with life’s adversities have long been among my favorite kinds of reading. This is especially true of those with a religious dimension that underscores the author’s reliance on God. One such account I recently re-read was the autobiography of

William A. BarryMay 20, 2002

I can hear someone who reads my article “Does God Communicate With Me?” (Am., 12/3/01) asking, perhaps with some pique: “You tell me to pay attention to my experience as the privileged place where God communicates with me. But how do I know it is God who is communicating with me? C

Books
Kathleen FeeleyMay 20, 2002

Although she died at age 39 the Catholic writer Flannery O rsquo Connor left a literary legacy that secures her place as a major figure in 20th-century literature In this carefully researched well-written study of her fiction George A Kilcourse departs from the usual realm of literary criticism

Letters
Our readersMay 20, 2002

New Directions

Many, many thanks for your honest and forthright consideration of the current horrible scandal. The entire April 1 issue was the best I have seen in 40 years of subscribing. I am sharing it with my friends in our parish, and I expect it to become thoroughly worn out