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May 9, 2005

Vol.192 / No.16
The Word
Dianne BergantMay 09, 2005

So many stories in the Bible recount the wondrous working of God In some of them the events are reported in such unremarkable ways that one wonders whether or not anything exceptional really happened An example of this might be God rsquo s revelation to the prophet Elijah in ldquo a tiny whisper

Kevin M. CahillMay 09, 2005

Shortly after a Vatican and hospital medical team completed emergency abdominal surgery on Pope John Paul II following an assassination attempt on May 13, 1981, they asked six international specialists to come to Rome as consultants. Two of those invited were from the United States, Harvard’s

Books
Peter HeineggMay 09, 2005

India has turned into something like the center of the world Forever touted as the world rsquo s largest democracy it is now about to become the world rsquo s most populous country The achievements of its scientists artists and writers many of them migr s are astonishing The thoroughly mod

Letters
May 09, 2005

A Very Simple Message

Much of the world stood still recently, at least for a few moments, to observe the passing of Pope John Paul II. Television coverage of the crowds of pilgrims making their way to view the body one last time was extraordinary. In a world often deemed indifferent to

Editorials
The EditorsMay 09, 2005

The editors on Joseph Ratzinger's election as pope

John W. OMalleyMay 09, 2005

From 2005, John W. O'Malley, S.J., on the resurgence in Jesuit scholarship

Books
James S. TorrensMay 09, 2005

This volume presumes an older one of Selected Poems which was published by New Directions in 1959 and again in 1967 in an enlarged edition with an introduction by Mark Van Doren Van Doren had been Thomas Merton rsquo s university professor and mentor at Columbia It was he who put Merton rsquo s