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June 20, 2005

Vol.192 / No.21
The Word
Dianne BergantJune 20, 2005

In the ancient world hospitality was not merely a point of etiquette it was a requirement for survival in a perilous world There were no general stores and travelers depended upon the goodwill of others for food shelter and necessary supplies while they were on a journey The custom assured str

John W. OMalleyJune 20, 2005

By their choice of a name, newly elected popes have tried to project an ideal for their pontificate.


Catholic Press Group Silent on ResignationCatholic Press Association members voted 48 to 28 on May 26 against a statement expressing concern about the resignation of Thomas J. Reese, S.J., as editor in chief of America magazine and emphasizing the importance of Catholic journalists’ exercising

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJJune 20, 2005

Tom Reese was almost always on the phone. As editor in chief of America, his job mainly entailed reviewing manuscripts, editing articles and proofreading galleys. In the midst of these duties, he also spent time, like any good editor, puzzling over ways to boost circulation and improve the magazine.

Nancy HawkinsJune 20, 2005

The newest book by the papal biographer and social commentator George Weigel owes much of its theory to the late Pope John Paul II and its main questions read like a sermon by the new pope Benedict XVI The Cube and the Cathedral is an excellent read It is clear to the point and engaging and en

Jeffrey J. GuhinJune 20, 2005

What does the number 26,300,000 signify? It’s not the number of seconds in a day (734,400); it’s not the population of France (61,000,000); it’s not Donald Trump’s salary for his work on The Apprentice this year ($3,200,000 to say "You’re fired" 34 times). It

The Word
Dianne BergantJune 20, 2005

Although it is not Trinity Sunday the readings for today invite us to reflect on the mystery of our triune God and on the way of living to which intimacy with God calls us It is really the psalm that sets the stage for our reflections It summons us to praise God for the goodness shown us ldquo T