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Volume 1.2
April 2003

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Robert Blair Kaiser: A Letter from the Editor
Jim Bowman: How to Preach
José Ignacio González Faus, SJ: Memoria Subversiva, Memoria Subyugante: Présentación de Jesús de Nazaret (Español)
Subversive Memory, Captivating Memory: Presenting Jesus of Nazareth (English)
Bea Scott: Archbishop Oscar Romero: A Saint for the Rest of Us
José Ignacio González Faus, SJ: Memoria Subversiva, Memoria Subyugante: Présentación de Jesús de Nazaret (Español)
Subversive Memory, Captivating Memory: Presenting Jesus of Nazareth (English)

Robert Blair Kaiser: Rest in Peace
John Baumann, SJ:
Homily (English)
Homilía (Español)
Robert M. Holstein, Jr.: Message from Holstein
John Lounibos: About Holstein

Paolo Dall'Oglio, SJ: In Praise of Syncretism
John D. Gerken: Priests: So Many Then, So Few Now
Donn Downing: A Very Small Obsession & Just Who is Walter Ong?
Graciela Ramsay: Movie Review: The Crime of Father Amaro
Gaston Roberge, SJ: The Globalization of Terror and The Terror of Globalization

Eugene C. Bianchi: If I Were Pope
Louis Miles: communal farming
H.R. Stoneback: "Shock and Awe"
Robert Blair Kaiser: Rome Diary Index
Latest Chapter
Thomas Monteleone, Jason Berry, Geoff Cahill, Jack Florence: Four Responses to "On Addressing Sexual Abuse"
Paul Kelly: A Paul Kelly File
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Daniel C. Maguire: The Voice of the Faithful in a Clergy-dominated Church
Leonardo Boff: Guerra massacre (Português)
Guerra masacre (Español)
War as a Massacre (English)
Brian Coyne:  Is This the Big Religious Question of Our Time?
José Ignacio González Faus, SJ: De «Occidente» al «Lejano Oeste»: Réquiem por la Razón (Español)
From the West to the Far West: A Requiem for Reason (English)
Robert Blair Kaiser: War's Holy Rhetoric
Bruce Kent: Christianity is not about power...


Among the many letters that poured into us after the sudden death of our founder, Bob Holstein, this one by John Lounibos was most notable. John has been a professor of philosophy and religion at Dominican College NY since 1971. He drove busloads of students to join the Cesar Chavez march from Delano to Sacramento in 1966 and protested the U.S. complicity in the assassinations of the four U.S. religious women in El Salvador in 1980. Email him at

John Lounibos

Dear Companions,

I offer my prayers and condolences to Loretta and Bob's family upon hearing this very sad news about Bob's death. I prayed for him when he or Loretta announced he had been hospitalized due to pneumonia and an arythymatic heart beat. Having just had lung surgery, another lung and heart complication was serious.

I only met Bob once at the 1996 reunion at Casa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz. There I thought he presided like some kind of godfather. I made fun of his name associated as it was with a wonderful breed of milk cow that I worked with for many years. Each time I sent him an email, despite the amazing work load of attorneys as I knew from my father's 60 year career, he always responded. I was edified, if you can translate that old fashioned word, by Bob's efforts to expand the practice of the 19th annotation
retreat movement. When I wrote to him this December about this work, he immediately offered his speciality, advice and counsel.

At my father's funeral twelve months ago, I spoke about a lawyer's vocation to bring peace, justice, and reconciliation to others who suffer from violence, injustice, and constant quarrelling or abuse in society. I know we Americans can abuse litigation and turn a court room into a farce. But having grown up and lived with lawyers a great part of my life, I
respect the potential of their contribution to our country. This applies more so to Bob Holstein who made a dream come true, to create some forum for communication, and if possible, other humanitarian and spiritual contributions to others for former jesuits on the westcoast. Yesterday, Bob, you know I said a prayer for you. Today, Bob, I pray that you take a moment out of your fishing schedule, and say hello to Ignatius
of Loyola for us all, and ask him what he would like to say and for us to do for the church of the 21st century?

John Lounibos, CA 54-71

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