CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1997 |
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.
October 30, 1998 |
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.
May 1, 1987 |
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.
March 2, 1994 |
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.
March 5, 1993 |
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 |
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.