04/01/1989

A New Experiment in Tenant Ownership May Point to a Solution for the Housing Crisis Seven years ago, the Kenilworth-Parkside housing project in the northeast section of Washington, D.C., was a sad reminder of the failure of urban social policy. Drug abuse, violent crime, educational neglect, family instability, and complete community breakdown permeated the complex [...]

A New Experiment in Tenant Ownership May Point to a Solution for the Housing Crisis Seven years ago, the Kenilworth-Parkside housing project in the northeast section of Washington, D.C., was a sad reminder of the failure of urban social policy. Drug abuse, violent crime, educational neglect, family instability, and complete community breakdown permeated the complex [...]

In the fall of 1984, when my wife and I arrived at Oxford, we joined a community of 12,000 students—including 800 Americans — and participated in a venerable educational enterprise both epic and comic. Several years later, we came away with an abiding fondness and gratitude for England in general and Oxford in particular. Matthew [...]

Avery Dulles, S.J. This list probably reflects my own prejudices as a theologian, but I presume that it was as a theologian that I was invited to contributed to this symposium. I make no effort to rank the books. DIVINE COMEDY by Dante CONFESSIONS of St. Augustine ESSAY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CATHOLIC DOCTRINE by [...]

When I entered the seminary a few years ago, I was browsing in a Catholic bookstore with a newly ordained priest. He saw an old book I was perusing and warned me severely: "You really shouldn't read any book on theology written before Vatican II. It could be dangerous." As we returned to the car, [...]

I often have lamented the lack of enthusiasm our children have shown for the study of history. Since that pursuit has always been a favorite of mine, I have been sorry that the romance and excitement of the human drama unfolding through the ages has not touched our children any more than it has. The [...]

Harry was a freshman at the prestigious Eastern university where I work as an associate chaplain. He had attended one of the best known Catholic prep schools in the Mid-west. A handsome, intelligent, well-built fellow, he was an obvious student leader. Upon inquiring about the knowledge and practice of his faith, he assured me that [...]

Translated by Mark Falcoff Editor's note: Socialists in Latin America easily concede these days that socialism has lost the economic argument with capitalism. Richardo Lago, leader of the Socialist Party in Chile says openly, for example, that the idea of socialism as an economic idea is a relic of the nineteenth century; socialism today, he [...]

I believe ... in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Recently, I heard from a young graduate student whom I did not know. He told me he was becoming a Catholic. In the process, he was taking instructions at a local parish. Evidently, there were a number of people also taking instructions. One [...]

The faces of grief flash before our eyes, television images reflecting catastrophe. They trigger instant empathy: we hold collective breaths with the distraught parents as we watch heroic efforts to extricate their toddler from the well; we identify with shocked, dazed families pacing airport terminals waiting to learn if relatives actually boarded the doomed flight [...]

As the last shot of Dangerous Liaisons faded to black at the close of the screening I attended, the audience gave a collective sigh of release. I hasten to note that a sigh of release is not at all the same thing as a sigh of relief, such as one might emit at the end [...]

Father Charles Curran has done the Catholic Church a great service. He has made himself the test case for the validation of the principle of religious freedom in the American university. In a landmark decision, Judge Frederick Weisberg of Washington, D.C., upheld Catholic University's right to refuse to rehire Father Curran as a tenured professor. [...]

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