06/01/1990

Public opinion surveys consistently show the American public opposed to greater immigration. There are several reasons for this. First, immigrants are suspected of taking away jobs from American citizens. Second, many Americans fear that immigrant families will end up on welfare or public dependency, thus costing taxpayers more and reducing government services to the general [...]

Public opinion surveys consistently show the American public opposed to greater immigration. There are several reasons for this. First, immigrants are suspected of taking away jobs from American citizens. Second, many Americans fear that immigrant families will end up on welfare or public dependency, thus costing taxpayers more and reducing government services to the general [...]

At the conclusion of his 1987 pastoral visit to the United States of America, Pope John Paul II challenged us, as Americans, to live completely the noble precepts of our Constitution by respecting the rights and dignity of every human being: "For this reason, America, your deepest identity and truest character as a nation is [...]

Who says you can't change the world?" said the Earth Day 1990 flyer: both a challenge and a boast. To find the Baird Auditorium of the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum you had to make your way past the packed crowds of families with small children lined up for the new Dinosaur Exhibit. "In the great [...]

Robert H. Bork continues to be vilified and acclaimed. The vilification has somewhat diminished now that Bork's enemies have eliminated him as a candidate for the Supreme Court. Doubtless, too, many vilifiers, unable to feel shame over their harassment of Bork, have nonetheless felt embarrassment. The public, especially since Bork's best-selling counterattack, The Tempting of [...]

Gerard, a young Frenchman from the Midi, became a Benedictine monk at one of France's well-known houses. It was in the early 1950s. He would have prayed and worked till his dying days if the winds of novelty had not blown some dark clouds over his abbey. One day, in 1968, his Abbot declared to [...]

Ever since I read Ralph Mclnerny's remark about the "fragility of the West" in the February Crisis, I have been thinking about its implications. Our situation is paradoxical. For over 50 years, the principal enemy of the West has been Marxist socialism in its various forms. Practically all political literature has been written in order [...]

When is Dynamitey going to come out?" asks three-year-old Maria, as she does, oh, once or twice a week. "We don't know, she's still an egg," says five-year-old Peter, with a big brother's scorn for youthful ignorance. Dynamitey is our yet-to-be-born (and yet to be conceived, as Peter was reminding his sister) fourth child. The [...]

In February 1989, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a "Profession of Faith" and an "Oath of Fidelity," to be taken by, among others, persons newly appointed as seminary professors of theology and philosophy and university teachers of disciplines dealing with faith or morals. The faculty of the Franciscan University of Steubenville [...]

In a recent address, Fr. William Byron, president of the Catholic University of America, was reported as saying that "Theology professors must explain and not proclaim the faith." In his desire to distinguish catechesis from theology, he noted that university-level theology should "presuppose an earlier proclamation of the faith." In our present situation the distinction [...]

The last image of Camille faded to black. Marguerite had died once more, and Robert Taylor had again collapsed onto Garbo's deathbed. The applause from the audience in the repertory movie house testified to a general feeling of delighted surprise. Some of the younger viewers had never seen Garbo before and were obviously in the [...]

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