The Best Catholic Writing 2005

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The 2005 edition of the admired Best Catholic Writing series celebrates a turbulent year in Catholic life. The twenty-eight contributions deal with pressing public questions (the Iraq war, homosexual marriage, Catholic politicians and abortion), profound spiritual issues (liturgy, aging, priesthood, ethics), and lively Catholic personalities (Antoni Gaudi, Dorothy Day, Mother Teresa, St. Francis of Assisi).
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Overview

The 2005 edition of the admired Best Catholic Writing series celebrates a turbulent year in Catholic life. The twenty-eight contributions deal with pressing public questions (the Iraq war, homosexual marriage, Catholic politicians and abortion), profound spiritual issues (liturgy, aging, priesthood, ethics), and lively Catholic personalities (Antoni Gaudi, Dorothy Day, Mother Teresa, St. Francis of Assisi).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829420883
  • Publisher: Loyola Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Best Catholic Writing Ser.
  • Pages: 235
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The ordinary isn't 1
The French guy 15
Three poems 21
Meeting Father Zhang 27
A ghost in the family 33
Brother John 43
A spirituality of aging 53
Gaudi, the blessed 59
God gave me a gay son 67
The eyes of the icon 81
I hear confessions 99
The secret 103
Our lady of sorrows 111
A brief war primer 113
War is hell 121
Pilgrims (in spite of ourselves) 125
Is it not possible to be radical and not atheist? 139
Mourning and remembrance 143
Brutally real 149
What does Mel Gibson's movie mean? 155
Two poems 163
A journalist's calling 167
Hep! hep! hep! 177
The threat of same-sex marriage 191
I am the church 197
Archaeology 211
My argument with Mario Cuomo 213
The cross and the empty tomb 221
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