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90th Anniversary Monday, October 27, 2014

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York City 6:30pm | RECEPTION WITH TABLE HOSTS 7:30pm | DINNER AND AWARD PRESENTATION

with invocation by TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN, Archbishop of New York

Catholic in the Public Square Award

Honoree GEORGE J. MITCHELL | Former United States Senator and

Presenter ANNE ANDERSON | Irish Ambassador to the United States Tables $5,000 to $50,000 | Tickets $600 to $2,500 Your Table Hosts (partial list) | Table reservations of $5,000 and above may request a host

Andrew Bacevich Dan Barry Nick Baumann Paul Baumann Matthew Boudway Daniel Callahan Sidney Callahan Simone Campbell, SSS Rand Richards Cooper

Anthony Domestico Paul Elie Rita Ferrone Grant Gallicho David Gibson Rosanne Haggerty Patricia Hampl Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ Patrick Jordan

Dinner Committee (in formation) Mike Barnicle Robert L. Berner, Jr. John Borst Margaret Martin

Francis C. Oakley Brien O’Brien Jane B. O’Connell Leo J. O’Donovan, SJ

Cathleen Kaveny Paul Lakeland James Martin, SJ James P. McCartin Alice McDermott Charles R. Morris Paul Moses Dennis O’Brien Mollie Wilson O’Reilly

Michael Peppard Dominic Preziosi Peter Quinn Valerie Sayers Tim Shriver Margaret O’Brien Steinfels Peter Steinfels Celia Wren

Barbara Mullin Rosiello Paul C. Saunders Allan H. “Bud” Selig Timothy P. Shriver

Robert Shrum Mark H. Tuohey Agnes Williams

To RSVP VISIT | EMAIL | CALL | 212.662.4200 press 5

Commonweal august 15, 2014  •  volume 141  •  Number 13

articles 13

Francis’s Interreligious Friendships

Soccer & lunch, followed by dialogue James L. Fredericks


The Italian Job

Can Pope Francis manage his local opposition? Massimo Faggioli


‘When a Deeper Need Enters’

Politics in the poetry of Yeats & Heaney Patrick Ryan


Off the Grid

Life in a colonia Joseph Sorrentino

Short Takes 6

‘A Minefield’

The troubling implications of the Hobby Lobby decision Cathleen Kaveny


Doubting Thomas?

A response to Gary Gutting’s critique of Aquinas Brian Davies

upfront 4



editorial Borderline

television 29

The Leftovers Celia Wren

Books 30

The Making of Assisi by Donal Cooper and Janet Robson Ingrid D. Rowland

34 Rekindling the Christic Imagination by Robert P. Imbelli Bernard P. Prusak 36

Gratitude by Peter J. Leithart Paul J. Griffiths

poetry 20

The Migratory Birds Sarah Ruden


Two Poems Christian Wiman

last word


Bergman Meets Bresson Robert E. Lauder


Commonweal Magazine - Aug 15th, 2014