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Archive for March 20th 2009

Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., a former student of Karl Rahner, remembers the great Jesuit theologian and offers five questions to guide the reading of his work. Father O'Donovan also shares personal memories of Rahner, a man who had little time for small talk but who enjoyed riding in fast cars and ordering dessert for dinner. Read Father O'Donovan's article from the March30-April 6 issue, "Reading Karl Rahner."

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Michael Paul Gallagher, S.J., author of The Human Poetry of Faith, talks about how to nourish the religious imagination. Gallagher, an Irish priest on the faculty of the Gregorian University in Rome, also suggests ways of ministering to young people, and analyzes the religious impulse at work in the films of two of his former students: directors Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan.

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Daniel P. Sulmasy, O.F.M., director of the ethics program at Saint Vincent Medical Center and New York Medical College, tells the story of the unraveling of health care in New York City, and makes the case for keeping Catholic hospitals open even in difficult times.

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