04/01/1994

[These remarks were delivered on the announcement of the 1994 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, March 8, 1994, in New York City.] One of my favorite images is the white-hot ingot, such as I often saw while I was a youngster in the yards of Bethlehem Steel in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The ingot suggested how [...]

[These remarks were delivered on the announcement of the 1994 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, March 8, 1994, in New York City.] One of my favorite images is the white-hot ingot, such as I often saw while I was a youngster in the yards of Bethlehem Steel in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The ingot suggested how [...]

Lithuania Looks to the West By Thomas Patrick Melady For the second time in modern history, Lithuania is a free and independent state. In the early days of Lithuanian history, in the fifteenth century, the country's boundaries extended from present-day Sweden to the Ukraine. The glorious days of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania eventually were [...]

"If I understand the force of the motion, I think I am opposed to it, but I may misunderstand."—Bishop M. "What are we voting yes on? Is that all right to ask?"—Cardinal O. "Does that then mandate a vote at a particular meeting of the bishops?"—Bishop M. "If we don't approve this amendment, will we [...]

No country has been a more stalwart friend of Israel than America and no other society has been more hospitable to its Jewish population. It is hard to think of another nation in which a Jewish community has enjoyed a longer period of tranquility and affluence. The bond that has always existed between America and [...]

Almost 20 years ago, the Bishops' Committee for a Human Life Amendment was a whirl of activity, and in the middle of that whirl, in the Washington office, one could find on any day a boyish figure with a cardigan sweater, treading softly through the office in slippers. That was the estimable Mark Gallagher. His [...]

Seven years ago in The Catholic Moment, I contended that the premier responsibility for the Christian mission rests with the Catholic Church—the premier opportunity, and therefore responsibility, for evangelization and cultural transformation in America and the world. I am regularly asked whether The Catholic Moment has been missed or is now past. The answer is [...]

Comments on Pope John Paul II's recent encyclical Veritatis splendor have drawn attention to the fact that in his writings the Holy Father makes use of the philosophical tradition called phenomenology. But what is phenomenology and how does the Pope employ it? Phenomenology has been one of the dominant philosophical and cultural developments in the [...]

Karol Wojtyla (now Pope John Paul II) has brought to the office of Peter the experience of student and worker, playwright and poet, philosopher, theologian, and professor. He exhibits a thoroughly contemporary understanding, rooted in a knowledge of the traditions of classical, medieval, and modern thought. That understanding is reflected in writings that range from [...]

Reprinted by permission from Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, Person and Community: Selected Essays, translated by Theresa Sandok, OSM, and available through Peter Lang Publishing Karol Wojtyla All of the reflections I shall be presenting here refer to and are rooted in my book The Acting Person. Based on the analyses in that book, I wish [...]

Going ‘directly to the laity’ gains solid sales for new publisher of Catholic classics, old and new. One man’s passionate response to his belated discovery of the riches of Christian truth has taken shape in a tiny publishing house which is providing readers from 'round the world with beautiful new editions of classic Catholic books. [...]

In 1920, shortly after the Great War, Hilaire Belloc wrote to his good friend Professor J.S. Phillimore: Every bit of work done for the Faith is of enormous importance at this moment, and though there is not the least chance yet of England's conversion—many disasters must come upon her first—still the immediate future is going [...]

When I am in Rome, I have two unbreakable drinking habits. Let me warn the Jansenist-inclined among this journal's readers that one of these habits involves alcohol. In fairness to those practicing a more bibulous lifestyle, however, I should admit, before we go any further, that the other habit admits of nothing but pure water. [...]

Respondens autem angelus dixit mulieribus: Nolite timere vos: scio enim, quod Jesum, qui crucifixus est, quaeritis: non est hic: surrexit enim, sicut dixit . . . These Latin words are from the Gospel of Matthew, from the twenty-eighth chapter, the fifth and sixth verses. The scene is the resurrection morning. The women encounter an angel [...]

Michael Novak has been awarded the Templeton Prize for 1994, an enormous honor which puts him in the company of Mother Teresa and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. I rejoice with him as a friend, colleague, and, over the past dozen years, comrade-in-arms in the publishing of Crisis. His wife, Karen, and their children must find this recognition [...]

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