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Volume 2 Issue 1
June 2004

LINK TO TEXT ONLY VERSION

Robert Blair Kaiser:  A Letter from the Editor

BOOKS

Reviewed by
Don Foran: A Dying Breed of Brave Men: The Self-Written Stories of Nine Married Priests Edited by Robert J. Brousseau

Reviewed by
Doug McFerran: Papal Reich by Arun Pereira

Reviewed by
Leonard Swidler: Ignatian Humanism: A Dynamic Spirituality for the Twenty-First Century by Ronald Modras

CHURCH REFORM

Thomas P. Doyle: The John Jay Report and The National Review Board Report

Bruce Russett: Conclusion of Governance, Accountability and the Future of the Catholic Church — Monarchy, Democracy, or "Decent Consultation Hierarchy"?

Leonard Swidler: Desperately Needed: Catholic ‘Americanist’ Heroes — The Model of Bishop John England of Charleston

FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS

Morgan Zo Callahan: Two Zen Dialogues:
Change Your Mind Day — June 7, 2003 — Ciudad de Los Angeles
Distant & Close


Geraldine Glodek: One Day on the Way to the Time Room

Paul Kelly: The Kelly Kollection

JESUITS THEN & NOW

Robert Brophy, Don Cordero, Doug McFerran, Robert R. Rahl, Jim Torrens, SJ, and Dave Van Etten : Convocation 2003

Peter Henriot, SJ: Letter from Zambia

Joseph E. Mulligan, SJ: A Faith and Justice Pilgrimage in Rome ... and Related Reflections at Home


LITERARY CRITICISM


Frances A. Della Cava and Madeline H. Engel: Catholics under the Magnifying Glass: Views in American Mystery Fiction

Ramón Rami Porta: El teólogo itinerante: Un comentario sobre Monseñor Quijote de Graham Greene

Ramón Rami Porta: The Itinerant Theologian: A Commentary on Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene


 

 


 

Chimera

Robert Bagg


a beast created from parts of other beasts

Over LA a crop duster opens
its wing pods; mist exhales from a briefcase
left hissing in a screeching subway station.
EbólaPox is so ethereal
we'll have no clue a countdown has begun.
It will take us a few infinite days
to die––we’ll blacken as we melt away.
I’ll spare you further symptoms. But terrorists

won’t, nor will their feisty microallies
who gather inside us like a slow motion
nuclear bomb, turning families and friends,
ever widening circles of strangers,
to silent singers, our bodies mouthing
hatred so primal it screams through our flesh.



Robert Bagg has published three books of poetry, including Body Blows: New and Selected Poems (Massachusetts, 1988) and translated seven Greek dramas. His latest translation, The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles, will be published in 2004 by Massachusetts. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Prix de Rome, and an NDEA grant.

 

Volume 2 Issue 1
June 2004

MOVIES

Vittorio Messori: A Passion of Violence and Love

POETRY

Robert Bagg: Chimera

George Keithley: Looking at the Man

Tom Sheehan: We Share A Universe

POLITICS

Edward M. Fashing: WTO Meeting In Cancun, Mexico, October 2003

Robert Blair Kaiser: Holy Words Holy War

Senator Edward M. Kennedy: "Leading This Country to a Perilous Place"

Joseph E. Mulligan, SJ: The Fight for Bread and Justice Goes On in Central America

ROME DIARY

Robert Blair Kaiser:
Latest Chapter
Rome Diary Index


THEOLOGY

José María Vigil, CMF: La opción por los pobres es opción por la justicia, y no es preferencial: Para un reencuadramiento teologico-sistemático de la OP

José María Vigil, CMF: The Option for the Poor is an Option for Justice, and Not Preferential: A New Theological-Systematic Framework for the Option for the Poor

Leobard D’Souza: There Are Many Mother Teresas

TRAVEL

Michael Saso: The Advanced Asian Research and Language Institute, Beijing, Announces New, Inter-Disciplinary BA, MA, & PhD Programs, 10-14 Day Tibetan Pilgrimages, and Opportunities To Help in Building and Sponsoring Schools in Greater Tibet

VITAL SPEECHES

Anthony Padovano: The American Catholic Church: Assessing the Past, Discerning the Future

 

 

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Robert R. Rahl
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