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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1998
Thank you for your Oct. 12 article regarding the canonization of Edith Stein ("Jewish-Born Nun, Killed by Nazis, Is Made a Saint"). As a Catholic convert who was born into a Jewish family, I am deeply ashamed (both as a born Jew and a converted Catholic) of the controversy surrounding the blessed event in Rome. Surely, the tragedy of the Holocaust is an example of the worst dehumanization imaginable. However, will my Jewish people ever stop making demands for apologies? In blaming others and looking to the past events again and again, we resolve nothing.
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October 30, 1998 | PHILIP BRANDES
Jewish intellectual, alienated neurotic, passionate humanist, Carmelite nun, Auschwitz martyr and now saint--the tragic figure of Edith Stein embodies many 20th century complexities. The controversy surrounding her has only deepened in the time since the Actors Co-op opened its doors in 1993 with Arthur Giron's fictional biography, "Edith Stein," and in the wake of her recent canonization, the religiously oriented company's revival proves a timely resurrection.
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NEWS
May 1, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II today beatified a Jewish-born nun killed in Auschwitz, telling Jews skeptical of the tribute that she had offered her life for her "martyred people." Less than four hours earlier, a fire of unknown origin destroyed a Roman Catholic church just over a mile from the stadium where the pontiff beatified Carmelite nun Edith Stein. Police reported that graffiti spray-painted on another Catholic church said, "We love to see churches burn."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1998
Thank you for your Oct. 12 article regarding the canonization of Edith Stein ("Jewish-Born Nun, Killed by Nazis, Is Made a Saint"). As a Catholic convert who was born into a Jewish family, I am deeply ashamed (both as a born Jew and a converted Catholic) of the controversy surrounding the blessed event in Rome. Surely, the tragedy of the Holocaust is an example of the worst dehumanization imaginable. However, will my Jewish people ever stop making demands for apologies? In blaming others and looking to the past events again and again, we resolve nothing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1997 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN, THE WASHINGTON POST
Benedicta McCarthy was a toddler 10 years ago when she swallowed a massive dose of Tylenol and was rushed to a Boston hospital comatose, her liver and kidneys about to fail. Her parents prayed to the martyred nun who was Benedicta's namesake to help save the little girl's life. They called it a miracle when their daughter recovered. Her Jewish doctor called it a miracle. And now the Vatican has declared it a miracle too.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 1998 | PHILIP BRANDES
Jewish intellectual, alienated neurotic, passionate humanist, Carmelite nun, Auschwitz martyr and now saint--the tragic figure of Edith Stein embodies many 20th century complexities. The controversy surrounding her has only deepened in the time since the Actors Co-op opened its doors in 1993 with Arthur Giron's fictional biography, "Edith Stein," and in the wake of her recent canonization, the religiously oriented company's revival proves a timely resurrection.
NEWS
May 1, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II opened his second papal pilgrimage to West Germany on Thursday by extending a conciliatory hand to Jews who were offended by his plan to beatify today a Jewish-born nun who was killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz in 1942.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1994 | NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lamb's Players Theatre has struck a blow for the theater of the mind with its riveting San Diego County premiere of "Edith Stein," Arthur Giron's provoking and disturbing look at the life of an enigmatic and controversial woman.
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March 5, 1993 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An all-points bulletin for Samuel Beckett purists: Romanian exile playwright Corneliu Mitrache has decided that Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" was all well and good, but maybe needed a sequel. He calls it "Godex Has Come," and, at the Attic Theatre, it marks what might become a healthy wave of Beckettian revisionism now that the old man is dead and can't make his famous demands for adherence to the original text.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Vatican's decision to bestow sainthood Sunday on Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Catholic nun executed by the Nazis in 1942, has disturbed some U.S. Jewish thinkers, who are concerned about the prospect of heightened veneration of Stein as a Holocaust martyr. Baltimore Cardinal William Keeler, who directs the U.S. Catholic office for Jewish relations, this week urged that the church be sensitive to the Jewish legal view that Stein abandoned her Judaic identity by adopting a new faith in 1922.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Vatican's decision to bestow sainthood Sunday on Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Catholic nun executed by the Nazis in 1942, has disturbed some U.S. Jewish thinkers, who are concerned about the prospect of heightened veneration of Stein as a Holocaust martyr. Baltimore Cardinal William Keeler, who directs the U.S. Catholic office for Jewish relations, this week urged that the church be sensitive to the Jewish legal view that Stein abandoned her Judaic identity by adopting a new faith in 1922.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1997 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN, THE WASHINGTON POST
Benedicta McCarthy was a toddler 10 years ago when she swallowed a massive dose of Tylenol and was rushed to a Boston hospital comatose, her liver and kidneys about to fail. Her parents prayed to the martyred nun who was Benedicta's namesake to help save the little girl's life. They called it a miracle when their daughter recovered. Her Jewish doctor called it a miracle. And now the Vatican has declared it a miracle too.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1994 | NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lamb's Players Theatre has struck a blow for the theater of the mind with its riveting San Diego County premiere of "Edith Stein," Arthur Giron's provoking and disturbing look at the life of an enigmatic and controversial woman.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1993 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An all-points bulletin for Samuel Beckett purists: Romanian exile playwright Corneliu Mitrache has decided that Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" was all well and good, but maybe needed a sequel. He calls it "Godex Has Come," and, at the Attic Theatre, it marks what might become a healthy wave of Beckettian revisionism now that the old man is dead and can't make his famous demands for adherence to the original text.
NEWS
May 2, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II on Friday beatified a Jewish-born Roman Catholic nun who was killed at Auschwitz. He used the occasion to speak out forcefully on abortion and mercy killing, likening them to Adolf Hitler's "terrible doctrine used to justify the murder of innocent people."
NEWS
May 1, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II opened his second papal pilgrimage to West Germany on Thursday by extending a conciliatory hand to Jews who were offended by his plan to beatify today a Jewish-born nun who was killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz in 1942.
NEWS
May 2, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II on Friday beatified a Jewish-born Roman Catholic nun who was killed at Auschwitz. He used the occasion to speak out forcefully on abortion and mercy killing, likening them to Adolf Hitler's "terrible doctrine used to justify the murder of innocent people."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1998
Margaret Marketa Novak-Dattels writes movingly (letter, Oct. 23) of the murder of Jews in World War II by Nazi Germany and collaborators. True, Edith Stein was murdered because of her Jewish roots, not her Catholic conversion. But Novak-Dattels is wrong in her assertion that only "the people of Denmark . . . saved most of their Jewish citizens." One other country, Bulgaria, saved nearly every single one of its 50,000 Jewish citizens. The number of Jews in Bulgaria increased each year of the war. We must never forget.
NEWS
May 1, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II today beatified a Jewish-born nun killed in Auschwitz, telling Jews skeptical of the tribute that she had offered her life for her "martyred people." Less than four hours earlier, a fire of unknown origin destroyed a Roman Catholic church just over a mile from the stadium where the pontiff beatified Carmelite nun Edith Stein. Police reported that graffiti spray-painted on another Catholic church said, "We love to see churches burn."
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