06/01/1989

Thomas Quigley, the American bishops' advisor on Latin and Caribbean affairs, has the reputation of being a True Believer in radical causes, a partisan of liberation theology, a sort of inside-the-Beltway Sandinista. He hardly looks the part of a Latin revolutionary. No bandanna, or bullets across his chest. Quigley is a quiet, soft-spoken man. He [...]

Thomas Quigley, the American bishops' advisor on Latin and Caribbean affairs, has the reputation of being a True Believer in radical causes, a partisan of liberation theology, a sort of inside-the-Beltway Sandinista. He hardly looks the part of a Latin revolutionary. No bandanna, or bullets across his chest. Quigley is a quiet, soft-spoken man. He [...]

A silent revolution has been underway in American Catholic university theology departments for nearly 25 years, the scope of which is only now being realized. While most people involved with Catholic higher education —students, parents, trustees, alumni, and faculty —can agree that this change is one of a movement from theology (as solely a Catholic [...]

Few sights are charged with as much promise and mystery as an Asian sunrise. From my window on Pokfulam Road, but two miles or so from the commercial heart of the Orient's financial capital, dawn reveals a harbor whose essentials present a view remarkably unaltered by more than a hundred years of spectacular economic expansion. [...]

Today, in the great debate over the Constitution, we are faced with several unresolved but fundamental issues: Are the legal positivists and relativists right when they declare the American Constitution to be essentially what the legislators and Supreme Court justices say it to be? Are Supreme Court rulings and statutes unappealable even if such "law" [...]

Editor's note: In his autobiography, former House Speaker Tip O'Neill said his "special source" for information about Central America was the Maryknoll priests and nuns there. Apparently ignorant of Mary- knoll's involvement in leftist and guerrilla activity in El Salvador, and its apologies for the persecution by the Marxist government of Nicaragua, O'Neill relied uncritically [...]

Divorce, the American social disease that knows no boundaries of age, race, class, education, or even religious affiliation, has entrenched itself as our incurable pestilence. It has been with us so constantly for so many years that it has infected in some way virtually every American family. Everyone has some relative who has suffered divorce, [...]

Long ago as a child, in saying the family rosary, I learned to recite the Apostle's creed, even before fully comprehending its many large and pregnant words. As an altar boy and choir boy, I learned to sing by memory the Nicene Creed at Mass on Sundays, Holy Days, and other occasions. In those days, [...]

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