03/01/1989

Boston College May Have Been Caught with Its Pants Down. What Are the Implications? Recently Frank McLaughlin, a junior at Boston College and editor of the independent conservative Boston Observer, decided to test the policies of the Jesuits who administer that Catholic university. On three separate occasions, he sent student reporters to the Boston College [...]

Boston College May Have Been Caught with Its Pants Down. What Are the Implications? Recently Frank McLaughlin, a junior at Boston College and editor of the independent conservative Boston Observer, decided to test the policies of the Jesuits who administer that Catholic university. On three separate occasions, he sent student reporters to the Boston College [...]

Christ Didn't Write A Book. He Founded A Church. The cooperation between Catholics and evangelical Protestants in pro-life work is an instance of authentic ecumenism. These Christians experience at firsthand what unites and what divides them. For example, there is an undeniable awkwardness when the Catholics take out their rosaries at a demonstration or rescue. [...]

Before Recognizing Vietnam, Let's Recognize the Truth About Religious Persecution There Radical activists with anti-war records have long pressed for reconciliation with America's former enemies in Southeast Asia. As early as October 1976, for example, the National Council of Churches (NCC) was advocating full United Nations membership of the newly established Socialist Republic of Vietnam [...]

Anyone who spends time with today's college students may be struck by two of their most prominent characteristics. First of all, they are bright and attractive, with engaging manners and clean-cut good looks. The girls make an effort to be pretty and many look tastefully spiffy. The boys wear conservative short hair and button-down shirts [...]

One keystone in the overall system of many liberation theologians is the claim that Karl Marx's view of religion has been misunderstood. The argument may take one of several tacks, but all try to show that Christians can indeed employ Marxist analysis in theology. Some claim that Marx was only attacking the bourgeois Christianity of [...]

The Greyhound San Francisco Express left from Harrah's Casino in Reno at 7:45 in the morning — supposedly. Clearly, it is the fastest ground way to return to the City. It was January 2, the day of the Rose and Fiesta Bowls, games I wanted to see. Plenty of time. In the line in front [...]

Editor's note: Pope John Paul II prepared the following reflection for a Vatican conference to commemorate the tricentennial of the publication of Newton's Principia. Is the Community of world religions, including the Church, ready to enter into a more thorough-going dialogue with the scientific community, a dialogue in which the integrity of both religion and [...]

On Sunday mornings, my wife and I attend the 7:30 Mass. We have experienced the evolution of most Catholic parents: when our children were young, we went to the 9:30 "children's Mass," complete with cry room for bawling infants. When we had teenagers, it was the 10:30 "guitar Mass," complete with Simon and Garfunkel. Now our [...]

A young poet named Keith Wilson has written a story in free verse titled "The Dog Poisoner." In it, the narrator remembers that sometime during his childhood he and his pals became aware that someone was leaving about the neighborhood chunks of hamburger filled with ground glass. Dogs ate them and died horribly. The narrator [...]

One of my priest friends hates the phrase "war of ideas." St. Paul didn't — and neither did Erasmus. To the very depths of one's mind and heart, they thought, a Christian does combat against "the world, the flesh, and the devil," and true Christian faith is constantly attacked from all sides. Today, moreover, some [...]

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