1989 - Volume LVI

January-February 1989
What do the Dissenters in & around the Catholic Church Really Want? — Three Views... Gorbachev & the Decomposition of Communism: The Chickens Come Home to Roost... Humanity’s Ancient & Passionate Love Affair With War... What Do Our Children Need?... Democracy in the Catholic Church... The Philosophical & Political Side of a “Fool for Christ”... Christian Spirituality in Ecumenical Perspective
March 1989
A Personalist Vision... A Response From John Hellman... A Response From Jean Bethke Elshtain... Henry Adams, the Doctrine of Progress & the Virgin... Earthiness as Sacred... Memories of 1964... Corporate Worship, Christian Community & Social Action... The Pope as Playwright
April 1989
The Obsolescence of Left & Right... Capital Punishment in Historical Perspective (Not Being yet Another Argument Pro or Con)... Teaching Fourth Grade... An Odd Couple: Galbraith & Waugh... Pros & Cons of Pentecostalism & Charismatic Catholicism... The Pope Confounds the Neoconservatives
May 1989
J.F. Powers’s Comic Art... The Waning Credibility of the Mainline Protestant Churches’ Social Pronouncements... The Danger of Riches... The Image of God... The Day After Inauguration... Two Kinds of Christian Radicalism in Nicaragua... Distributism’s Significance for Our Present Social Predicaments
June 1989
Why Socialists Should Drop Marx... The Key Issue in the Middle East Conflict... Newman’s Prophetic Challenge to Clericalism... The Continuing Irony of American History... Ripeness Is All... The So-Called Underclass, Part I... Opening New Windows on God’s Love
July-August 1989
Born in the U.S.A... A Day in the Life of a Volunteer at Mother Teresa’s Missions to the Poor in Calcutta... Milan Kundera, Mario Vargas Llosa, John Berger, Nadine Gordimer & the Realist Novel of Commitment... The Underclass, Part II: Widespread Teenage Pregnancy... Leonardo Boff, Harvey Cox & Liberation Theology... Can a Catholic be a True American?
September 1989
Orestes Brownson’s Christian Radicalism... A Protestant Considers the Catholic Magisterium... The Last Days & the Church... The Underclass, Part III: Drugs... Behind the Tempting Grape... Luminaries of Faith & Reason
October 1989
All Along the Watchtower... America’s Children Are in Jeopardy... The Passion of Dorothy Day... The Underclass, Part IV: Schools & Mentors... The Death of a “Catholic Atheist”... God Is Dead but Woody Allen Lives?
November 1989
On Not Burying Our Talent... The Conspiratorial World View of Whittaker Chambers... Reading as Sacrament... Consensus: The Romantic’s “Robert’s”... The Intellectual Battle over the Puritan Legacy... Central America: Perspective & Judgment... War’s Challenge to the Christian Conscience... A Poet under the Mercy
December 1989
Communism: From Modernity’s Vanguard to History’s Rearguard... Sobornost: Piercing the Walls of Mind & Heart... On the “Greenness” of Catholicism & Its further “Greening”... Dramatizing the Need to Rescue the Homeless... The Words of God... The Underclass, Part V: Children & Violence... The Piper Must be Paid — and Other Bad News... The Practice of Mercy... The Incoherence of Fundamentalism


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