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Commonweal april 12, 2013  •  volume 140  •  Number 7

short takes 7


Why ‘Francis’? What the pope’s name signals Paul Moses

The Church in Latin America Can Francis meet the challenge? Julia Young

10 Complicit? Bergoglio & the Dirty War

Tom Quigley

12 Thwarted An exchange on the future of conservatism

Steven P. Millies & Gerald Russello

15 Testing the Boundaries What it really means to think with the church

Michael Peppard

articles 17

Theology & Censorship

A surprising history, a hopeful future Leo J. O’Donovan


Larger than Legend

Saving Chesterton from the Chestertonians Michael W. Higgins

upfront 4



editorial Bridge Builder

columnists 6

Reading the Tea Leaves Cathleen Kaveny

Screen 25

Amour Rand Richards Cooper

Music 27

Miles Davis Quintet Steve Futterman

theological Books


Evangelical Catholicism by George Weigel William L. Portier


Balthasar by Karen Kilby Luke Timothy Johnson


Vatican II by Massimo Faggioli True Reform by Massimo Faggioli Rita Ferrone


The Vatican Diaries by John Thavis Thomas J. Reese

Poetry 14

Two Ducks William Meyer


At the Burial of an Abbess Gail White

The Last Word 39

On the Piazza Grant Gallicho


Commonweal Magazine - Apr 12, 2013