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May 19, 2008

Vol.198 / No.17
Books
Vincent D. RougeauMay 19, 2008

Martha Nussbaum's 'Liberty of Conscience,' reviewed

Faith in Focus
Hilaire BellocMay 19, 2008

How does the future of Catholicism in America appear to be shaping? Let us look at the facts. Immigration, the constant source hitherto of Catholic increase, has been cut down from the wide torrential river which it was before the Great War to an insignificant trickle. Mere numerical increase of the

The Word

Today we celebrate the feast often called by the Latin name Corpus Christi ldquo the body of Christ rdquo As Paul suggests in 1 Corinthians 10 this term can have two meanings the body of Christ that we share in the Eucharist and the body of Christ that we form as the community of believers un

Of Many Things

The Information Age has been eclipsed by instantaneous infotainment

When seven Jesuits arrived to set up shop at 32 Washington Square West on Feb. 6, 1909, they had some distinguished company among the buildings flanking New York City’s famous Washington Square Park. One was home to the celebrated novelist Willa Cather; another was the lonely administration bu

News

Deep Sadness Over Destruction in Myanmar Pope Benedict XVI expressed deep sadness and offered “heartfelt sympathy” after hearing news of “the tragic aftermath” of Cyclone Nargis, which killed tens of thousands in Myanmar. News agencies reported May 6 that more than 22,000 peo

Books

This book is not what I expected I had anticipated a memoir but A Life With Karol is less that and more what its title page describes as ldquo a conversation rdquo Thus while the book generally advances chronologically it moves forward and backward in time as the conversation develops As a c