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February 26, 2000

Vol.182 / No.6
Books
Robert Coles February 26, 2000

There are various ways to render the past in order to understand what has happened and why Some historians favor a scrutiny of political and military leadership and so regale their readers with accounts of decisive elections won wars fought victoriously or to no successful outcome all told with

Stephen A. Garrett February 26, 2000

One of the perennial problems facing liberal democracies with a domestic security threat is how to meet that threat without sacrificing some of the very values that make the society liberal and democratic. The Israeli Supreme Court was recently confronted with precisely this issue, and the judgment

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ February 26, 2000

An older Jesuit once told me he felt that priests have a much harder life than laypeople. We’re always "on call," he explained, and have so many responsibilitiescelebrating Masses, hearing confessions, living in community, preparing homilies and the like. Laypeople can set their own

Film
Richard A. Blake February 26, 2000

On the eve of his 16th birthday, Esteban (Eloy Azorin) settles in on the living room sofa in front of the television set to watch the movie "All About Eve" (J. Mankiewicz, 1950) with his mother, Manuela (Cecilia Roth). He complains that the title has been rendered in Spanish as "Eve U

George M. Anderson February 26, 2000

The Rev. Jim Consedine, a priest in the Diocese of Christchurch in New Zealand, is national coordinator for his country’s Restorative Justice Network. A prison chaplain for 21 years, he is the author of two books: Restorative Justice: Healing the Effects of Crime (1995, 1999) and, with Helen B

Letters
Our readers February 26, 2000

Catholicity as Catholic

The Rev. Richard P. McBrien’s presentation of reasons for not seeking a mandatum (2/12) seems to rival the proposed mandatum itself in its problematic character. Here I wish to note only two of

The Word
John R. Donahue February 26, 2000

As Lent approaches this Sunday concludes the continuous reading of Mark which will not resume until the first week of July The Gospel portrays two Sabbath controversies which end with the plot of Pharisees and Herodians quot to destroy quot Jesus an anticipation of the Passiona helpful lead-i