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1984 October

Letters to the Editor: October 1984

The Controversy over Capitalism... Defending Evelyn Waugh... Ornery & Nasty Like Me... A False “Either/Or”... Teenage Pregnancy

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The Richness of the Mongoloid Experience

CRAZY LOVE

Joanna Carroll

My brother reacted with crazy love toward new people. He thought people’s differences made them wonderful.

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Daniel Berrigan, Pro-lifer

OUT OF VOGUE

Stephen Settle

Berrigan, in casting his lot with the condemned unborn, stands again accused of high treason for defying legalistic wisdom and the current Zeitgeist.

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On Grace

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

What ev­er our motives, problems, conflicts, our secret and not so secret passions, the real moral test of our worth has to be what we do with ourselves in the course of our everyday lives.

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Drop the Creed?

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

I believe that there is room for the faithful doubters in the Catholic Church, but only so long as they can transcend their doubts and accept the Creed.

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G.K. Chesterton’s St. Francis of Assisi

CHRISTIAN CLASSICS REVISITED

James J. Thompson Jr.

St. Francis was that rarest of revolutionaries: one impelled by love rather than by hatred veneered with the catchwords of brotherhood.

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Recovering the Vocabulary of Faith

Carl R. Schmahl

Good fiction uses the events and tensions of everyday life on one level to draw us deeper and deeper into the writer’s perception of truth or real­ity on another.

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Pain of Late Conversion

A POEM

Dianne Clode

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“Radical” Bishops

Dale Vree

The Church Fathers argue that the only justification for holding private property, beyond meeting one’s personal necessi­ties, is to give it away!

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Inter-testamental Judaism

Edith Black

Scores of extra-canonical Jewish and Jewish-Christian writings were composed during the period between 300 B.C. and A.D. 200.

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Short of the Mark

Arthur F. McGovern

Enlightenment philosophers undermined re­ligion but failed to provide a workable substitute, and the void they created has continued on into contemporary culture.

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Briefly Reviewed: October 1984

Together Toward Hope... Renewal and the Powers of Darkness... No Easy Answers: Christians Debate Nuclear Arms

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