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1983 December

Letters to the Editor: December 1983

Misleading... In Prison & Lonely... Surprising Omission... Why Transform?... The Essential Truths

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Samaritan Woman

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Carl R. Schmahl

“I suppose we better call an ambulance. The hospital’s gonna cry and moan, but it’s the best chance we got of getting this guy out of our hair."

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The Night the Sauerkraut Exploded

A POEM

R. Faricy

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Social Justice & Hell-Fire

FIFTY YEARS OF THE CATHOLIC WORKER MOVEMENT

John C. Cort

The Works of Mercy originated in a hell-fire sermon that Jesus preached as a final summary of his teaching, a sermon reported in the 25th chapter of Matthew.

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Roman Catholics & Central America

SEARCHING FOR PEACE

John R. Quinn

The Church in North America is enriched by the example of the Church in Central America as it struggles for justice and human digni­ty.

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Michael Novak’s Neoliberal Catholicism

LETTER FROM ENGLAND

Christopher Derrick

His split-mindedness is present at every point, recognized in his clear distinction be­tween “the faith of Catholics” and “my faith.”

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On Pornography

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

How are we to protect our children from an entire culture become in so many instances obsessively, coyly, or blatantly pornographic?

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The Religious Life

VATICAN WATCH

James Hitchcock

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Jacques Ellul’s 'Prayer and Modern Man'

CHRISTIAN CLASSICS REVISITED

James J. Thompson Jr.

One prays for strength to combat the urge to declare that all is nothingness; for stamina and the will to fight evil; for the grace to live in and for Christ.

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Paradoxical in the Extreme

Arthur Livingston

Evidently a man of coarse, even slovenly, personal habits, Au­den was as meticulous as T.S. Eliot in the precision of his verse.

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Neo-Barthian Blast

John F. Maguire

Happily there is no real antithesis between belief and faith because the power of believing does not re­side primarily in the believer himself, but in God.

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The Passing of the Old-Timers

Michael Kerper

With their old anti-Stalinism gone because of Stalin’s death, the anger of many New York intellectuals was turned against Ameri­can society.

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Sonnet III

A POEM

Marjorie Williams

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Briefly Reviewed: December 1983

The Pill, John Rock, and the Church: The Biography of a Revolution... The Fate of the Earth... The Priority of Labor: A Commentary on Laborem Exercens, Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II... The Story of Taize, Life We Never Dared Hope For, Living Today for God

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