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1985 June

Letters to the Editor: June 1985

Disbelief in Absolutes Not Absolute... Peter Kreeft & Prolife Consistency... Unfair to Raymond Brown... Books for Poland... Reassurance... Hanging in There... Only a Half Inch... Regarding Paul’s Horse... and more

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Prayer & the Jealous God

WHY DO WE AVOID PRAYING?

Henri J. M. Nouwen

When given the opportunity to spend a whole month in prayer, I was restless and nervous and started to look for all sorts of excuses to do other things than pray.

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Processional (upon seeing Dürer’s woodcut of Roswitha)

A POEM

David W. Landrum

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A Wink of Heaven

MY STORMY ROAD…TO ROME

James J. Thompson Jr.

Before answering the question, “Why Rome?” I must respond to another: “Why not Takoma Park?” (Takoma Park, Maryland, is the world headquarters of Seventh-Day Adventism.)

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The Hill Country

A POEM

Ed Ingebretsen

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Further Thoughts on Abortion

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

A poor woman I knew regarded herself, when pregnant, as the recipient of a gift from God. For me, the matter was at once abstract and circumstantial.

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The Panoramic & the Personal

A CINEMATIC VIEW

Robert E. Lauder

With Forster’s A Passage to India Lean reached for something a bit deeper: to film the specifically spiritual against the background of the clash between English and Indian cultures.

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A Japanese Graham Greene

Bruce L. Edwards Jr.

Endo seeks to foster and exemplify such religious concepts as sin, redemption, and resurrection in his characterization and plot.

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The Most Basic Things

George William Rutler

One of Pope John Paul II's most poetic acts was to bestow the red hat on the aged Henri de Lubac, whose only diocese was a stack of books.

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The Motherhood of the Church

Dale Vree

If the priest were to overcome the counter-stigmata of the man with clean hands, and the Church go beyond almsgiving, the priest would have to roll up his sleeves and get dirty.

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Briefly Reviewed: June 1985

Faith and Rationality... Mary Our Hope... The Last Things: Meditations on Eternal Life... Holy Disobedience: When Christians Must Resist the State

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