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September 27, 2004

Vol.191 / No.8
Books
Joseph J. FeeneySeptember 27, 2004

The good life in The Good Life is brittle fragile ironic impermanent And it is often Catholic In these 11 short stories Erin McGraw author of three books and professor of creative writing at Ohio State University watches hears and records contemporary America in 15-page snatches She drops i

James R. KellySeptember 27, 2004

Many pro-life Catholics, like myself, find the positions of Democratic candidates on domestic and foreign policy much more to their liking than the positions of the Republican Party. But can a pro-life Catholic even consider voting for a pro-choice presidential candidate? Despite being pro-life, I a

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonSeptember 27, 2004

A cork-lined room—that was Marcel Proust’s way of coping with the street noises of early 20th century Paris while he was writing his classic, Remembrance of Things Past. But what about present-day New York City? The City Council issued a report late last year warning that subways are so

Letters
Our readersSeptember 27, 2004

Try to Imagine

While admiring the nuanced article American Catholics and the State (8/2), one hopes that someday our legislators, with their degrees and posturing, will view our society through the eyes of the world’s people. Try to imagine the most primitive, illiterate,

John F. KavanaughSeptember 27, 2004

We made it through the Olympics without it happening. We got through the Democratic National Convention without it. And we’ve survived the Republican convention as well. What is it? Islamofacist Terrorism, if you prefer an incendiary phrase, or Internal Terror, if you are concentrated on the d

Books
Thomas P. RauschSeptember 27, 2004

One of the most interesting religious developments in the late 20th century has been the warming of relationships between Roman Catholic and Evangelical Christians As William Shea says at the beginning of his book The Lion and the Lamb both have hated each other in the United States since colonia

Thomas E. BuckleySeptember 27, 2004

In recent years a better understanding of American history has gradually moved the U.S. Supreme Court away from a strict separationist perspective on church and state and toward a greater accommodation of religion. In Agostini v. Felton (1997) and Mitchell v. Helms (2000), the majority of justices e