Aug 09, 2011

vol 128 No. 16

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"In these tough times, Americans are tightening their belts—and their government needs to do the same." This bipartisan applause line is pithy, full of populist empathy and easy to understand. It's also exactly wrong.
July 21, 2011

If reception of the new translation of the Roman missal is as generous as it should be, the period of adjustment will be a chance to rediscover the shape of the liturgy and the essentials of Christian belief and hope.
July 26, 2011

Meek's Cutoff has been labeled everything from a revisionist western to a feminist allegory. It rejects the conceit of a romanticized West, instead questioning the various roles and realities that accompanied the pioneers on their journeys.
July 22, 2011