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April 8, 2000

Vol.182 / No.12
Books
Andrew M. Greeley April 08, 2000

Agnes Browne is a Dublin widow with seven children six sons struggling to see her offspring into maturity in the Dublin of the early 1970 rsquo s It was the time of the first lurch toward prosperity that would anticipate the present era of the Celtic Tiger in which the standard of living of Irel

Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann April 08, 2000

All things are relative, as they say. With the domestic fuel supply dwindling and neither the president nor OPEC budging from the status quo, we have been told to expect at least a $2 per gallon automobile gas price by June. But then, as a local radio commentator remarked recently, just imagine the

Books
Denise Lardner Carmody April 08, 2000

Here are three books about Christian faith each orthodox in content diverse in approach and likely to appeal to different audiences I read them serially in under a month rsquo s time They deserve better Still I tried to imagine some ways in which readers might use these books to great advan

John W. OMalley April 08, 2000

Everyone has been trying to see the big picture. We’ve been bombarded with a certain type of question. Who is the man or woman of the centurybetter, of the millennium? What are the happenings in the past thousand years that most changed the course of history and that explain how, for better or

Books
John B. Breslin April 08, 2000

On the way as a guest to the annual meeting of the Chrysostom Society a community of Christian writers that includes novelists poets biographers and essayists I toted along this newly arrived book--oil to Houston perhaps By the time the plane landed in that city I had finished the seven grac

Editorials
The Editors April 08, 2000

Al Smith and John F. Kennedy must be enjoying a good chuckle as they watch Democrats and Republicans engage in finger-pointing about anti-Catholicism. Though at one time being Catholic was a liability when running for national office, now candidates try to outdo each other by professing their abhorr

Books
Kathy OConnell April 08, 2000

At first the inclusion of Brian De Palma among the six directors thoughtfully dissected in Richard A Blake rsquo s AfterImage The Indelible Catholic Imagination of Six American Filmmakers did not seem to fit The other five mdash Martin Scorsese Alfred Hitchcock John Ford Frank Capra and Franci